The Department of Defense awarded 18 research projects through the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics worth a total of approximately $25.5 million over three years. The projects will advance the state of applied hypersonics research while building the hypersonics-focused scientific and industrial workforce.
Chinese military flights near Taiwan are nothing new, yet the size and frequency of the sorties have grown.
Defense officials are investigating the theft of American and German national flags from a building at a U.S. military base in Germany and the raising of a Confederate flag on a nearby flagpole at the same installation, an Army spokesperson said Oct. 5.
The Air Force has valiantly breathed life into the decades-old E-3 Sentry platform, but as top service officials recently suggested, it can no longer wait for the jump to space-based systems, the authors write in this op-ed. The Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Bradley Bowman, Maj. Lauren Harrison, and Ryan Brobst argue that as Russia and China progress on their own rival systems, the Air Force must act quickly.
Hawaii didn’t get 18 Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime aircraft a number of years ago as planned, but it would be a great location for another 737 derivative, the E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control platform, according to one missile defense expert.
A business accelerator funded by the U.S. Space Force announced it has selected 13 startups and 11 university teams to compete for $100,000 awards. The accelerator known as “Hyperspace Challenge” is run by the Air Force Research Laboratory and CNM Ingenuity. The finalists were selected based on concepts they pitched in several space technology areas.
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has successfully enrolled all Defense Department service members, civilians, and contractors with a security clearance—about 3.6 million people—in its current continuous vetting program.
If you are a Space Force Guardian not feeling great about having to wear this outfit at a formal occasion, there may be some hope. On Friday, the service posted a picture on social media of tailoring scissors and measuring tape placed atop grey fabric resembling that used in the dress pants. “We heard your feedback,” the branch wrote in the post. “New pants, new fit coming soon.”