U.S. Airmen and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, arrived at the 32nd Tactical Air Base, Łask, Poland, to participate in Aviation Detachment Rotation 21.3, a bilateral training exercise with the Polish to enhance partner interoperability, maintain joint readiness, and assure our regional allies.
Rolls-Royce has launched a new major investment project with Purdue University in Indiana to develop new test facilities for high-altitude and hybrid-electric engines to power the next generation of U.S. military aircraft.
Bell Textron Inc. unveiled design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications, which would use Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology as the company continues its innovation of next-generation vertical-lift aircraft.
“Everyone knows the U.S. has a cybersecurity problem and the Biden administration's emergency request for $10 billion starts out by acknowledging we are in crisis. The question is what to do about it. Today the government has a fractured approach to cybersecurity. Just look at the emergency allocation and you’ll see those dollars flowing to at least five different departments and agencies: the General Services Administration, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the federal chief information security officer, and U.S. Digital Services. As the old saying goes, when everyone is in charge, no one is in charge,” writes David Brumley, CEO at ForAllSecure.
The Defense Department is facing a reckoning when it comes to sexual assault and harassment in the military. The Air Force is now employing new technologies in its prevention training in hopes of combating fatigue and getting Airmen to retain knowledge better. Air Mobility Command (AMC) is piloting a virtual reality program for its military and civilian employees’ mandatory sexual assault prevention and response training (SAPR).
The German air force recently completed flight tests for its newest air-to-air missile, the Meteor, and deemed the weapon ready for use aboard the nation’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.
The Defense Department wants to hear from every Active-duty spouse for its biennial survey to understand the impact of military life on families.
Spark Tank 2022, a Department of the Air Force competition in which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative solutions to operational problems, will accept submissions in early August 2021. To enable participation, interested members will submit ideas through the recently launched Guardian and Airmen Innovation Network portal. GAIN allows personnel to share ideas, critique submissions, and vote on the most promising solutions. Innovation submissions are due via GAIN no later than close of business Oct. 1, 2021. Finalists will be announced in January 2022. The finals pitch competition will take place March 4, 2022, at the Air Force Association’s Aerospace Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla.