Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, newly-appointed as a senior adviser at the Pentagon, has a track record of making controversial statements. But his most provocative of all might be a proposal to do away with the U.S. Marine Corps.
This week’s notification to Congress of a pending $23.4 billion deal with the United Arab Emirates for 50 F-35 warplanes, 18 MQ-9B Reapers, and billions worth of air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions is the latest in a series of sales to partners in the region meant to deter and contain Iran.
Some interesting photos were shared online by the Polish Ministry of Defense. They show one of the MQ-9 drones of the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2, the unit operating MQ-9 Reaper drones in Europe, flying over Lask Air Base, Poland, with a brand new pod.
The Defense Department will soon release a new guide to help engineers and the acquisition community as they pursue new capabilities for the military. The initiative comes as the Pentagon is trying to implement the 2018 National Defense Strategy and engage in great power competition with China and Russia.
The U.S. Space Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to build a new anti-jamming communications satellite prototype, bringing the number of companies working on that program to three. Under the contracts, each company will develop a prototype payload for the Evolved Strategic Satellite Communications program. ESS is intended to be the successor to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency constellation, which provides secure, survivable SATCOM for strategic communications.
A large piece of U.S. Northern Command’s budgetary focus over the next two years will be informed by a focus on sharing and collecting data for the military’s future interconnected command and control system.
The Air Force’s vision for the seamless, networked warfighting concept known as joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2, is all about using information to dominate the battlespace: By interconnecting systems across every domain, U.S. forces would seek to increase the operational decision space for all U.S. commanders, overwhelming adversary commanders and shortening decision-making cycles for any opponent that must react.
New Hampshire wants the Air Force to cover the cost of drinking water assistance for three homes near the former Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., with per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemical contamination in their home wells.
In doing so, they’re learning firsthand how emerging technology-based solutions can help free up their time, so that more attention can be given directly to patients, according to the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem, Dr. Ryan Vega.
The World War II warplane’s extraordinary journey began with a Romanian defector and ended at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.