Progressive lawmakers and disarmament advocates are lobbying allies in the Biden administration for a pause in the program.
The Air Force is spending $1.75 million to gauge the effects of future sea-level rise at Wake Island Airfield, located on a remote Pacific atoll that is a key asset in America’s missile defense system. The “inundation study” was contracted out by the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center in September and is slated for completion in March 2022, Pacific Air Forces said in a statement provided to Stars and Stripes on Feb. 10.
The attack on the airport came less than a week after the U.S. stopped aiding the Saudi-led campaign against the Yemeni rebels.
“This is not a panacea,” the deputy director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says. “You can’t just sprinkle AI on all these legacy systems and expect them to work and talk together….That’s not how it works.”
The U.S. military has built “very exquisite” satellites that operate for decades and is now looking to transition to a different space architecture that takes advantage of emerging technologies, Steve Butow, director of the Defense Innovation Unit’s space portfolio, said Feb. 10 at the SmallSat Symposium.
The Space Force this week released a draft request for proposals for two Tactically Responsive Launch missions aimed at providing flexible small launch services. The service's initial launch capability target for TacRL-3 is April 2022 and for TacRL-4 is February 2023. Both launches are Category 1 missions.
“Based on our collective and personal experience as former senior leaders and minority officers, we suggest the Air Force immediately commission another [Independent Racial Disparity Review]-type review focusing on the largest ethnic minority in the U.S. Air Force, Hispanic Airmen,” write retired Air Force Brig. Gens. Ricardo Aponte and Carlos E. Martinez, members of the Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance and the American College of National Security Leaders.
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass spoke on a number of issues related to social media, her influence, and force changes in an interview with Military.com.
In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s strategic deterrence mission, command boss U.S. Navy Adm. Charles Richard announced the winners of the 2020 Omaha Trophies on Feb. 10.
Bombardier Inc said on Feb. 11 it would halt Learjet aircraft production and slash about 1,600 jobs this year as it becomes a pure-play business jet maker, after reporting an adjusted loss before interest and taxes for the fourth quarter due to COVID-19.
Two new supercomputers named after a pair of iconic military meteorologists make up one powerful system now operational at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where it supports worldwide U.S. Army and Air Force weather modeling and forecasting operations. The roots of this sophisticated computational tool trace back to a $25 million contract unveiled in 2019. It was since built and recently delivered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise to the Tennessee-based national lab managing it, according to a press release.