May 15, 2021
ALIS Working Better, But F-35 Full-Rate Date Still Unclear
"I don't sense that the lack of that milestone is doing anything other than providing a launching point for criticism of the program," JPO Director Lt. Gen. Eric Fick...
May 12, 2021
JROC Takes More Control Over Service Weapon Buys
The JROC now will issue "strategic directives" to the services prescribing how they craft buying plans to substantiate the emerging Joint Warfighting Concept, Brig. Gen. Rob Parker,...
Apr 13, 2021
Electronic Warfare Apps on Horizon for F-15s, Plus
The Air Force wants software "that can be fielded in the next two years and incrementally improved upon and integrated into EW systems currently in development for the F-15."
Mar 30, 2021
Air Force Drone Plan May Rile MQ-9 Champions
"This is a new effort, as the expanded mission now goes beyond a strict MQ-9 replacement," an AFLCMC spokesperson said. "This endeavor serves to explore concepts that address...
Mar 13, 2021
SPACECOM To Tighten Ties to Japan
"The US doesn't go anywhere alone, we don't do it alone around the world, and we certainly don't do it alone in space," Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno, Space Force staff director said...
Mar 8, 2021
NORTHCOM Developing, Testing AI Tools To Implement JADC2
The command is leading a virtual exercise, called the Global Information Dominance Exercise (GIDE) 2, March 18-23 to test three "decision aids" using AI to speed commanders' ability...
Mar 1, 2021
New Air Force ISR Strategy Ready, Including MQ-9
"I will tell you right now, the MQ-9 is still a very popular platform with the Combatant Commanders," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown admitted. "So, it's not something...
Feb 26, 2021
B-52 Could Get New Hypersonic Missile
"Certainly, we're in the conversation for the HACM as that gets developed," Global Strike Command head Gen. Timothy Ray said. WASHINGTON: Global Strike Command Head Gen. Timothy Ray...
Feb 25, 2021
Air Force Working To Minimize Damage From Abms Budget Cut
"We're doing everything in our power to keep efforts going, because we believe ... it's the right way to help design our future force,"acting Air Force acquisition head Darlene...
Feb 18, 2021
DARPA Builds AI To Avoid Army, AF Fratricide
"ASTARTE helps solve the problem how to decide where physically to move [air assets] to conduct operations ... even when it is an incredibly complex battlespace," says Tim Grayson,...
Feb 16, 2021
Air Force, Navy May Both Fly DARPA Missile Mothership
One of three current contenders for the LongShot program will be chosen to go into flight test, "based on the currently allocated budget," a DARPA spokesperson told Breaking D.
Feb 15, 2021
DARPA Space Manufacturing Project Sparks Controversy
"As you surely know, there is a lot of emotion in this on both sides of the argument, making it as much political as it is legal," said attorney Henry Hertzfeld of the DARPA...
Feb 10, 2021
Hypersonic Debates Shaped By Politics: Aerospace
"In some ways, it's too early to say 'game changer,' or 'nothing.' And I would say, just to put it starkly, each of those positions is probably likely to be untrue or inaccurate,"...
Feb 8, 2021
AFRL's WeaponONE is serving as a pathfinder program for Air Force Materiel Command's digital campaign to integrate digital tools into its operations. WASHINGTON: The Air Force...
Feb 6, 2021
End of the National Space Council?
"What happens to the funds that were authorized and appropriated by Congress for the NSpC?," a former space official wonders.
Feb 5, 2021
Skyborg Could Develop Multiple Drones for Many Missions
The Air Force is "driving toward" 2023 for initial operating capability for Skyborg, says AFRL Director Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle.
Jan 30, 2021
Optical Links Key To SDA, MDA Missile Tracking
"Information gathered up to and through Tracking Layer Tranche 0 will help inform decisions about future tranches, including how many and which types of sensors should be flown to...
Jan 19, 2021
Missile Defense Costs to Soar $5B a Year
CBO estimates that developing F-35-launched boost-phase interceptors to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles would cost $25 billion to $40 billion to develop, with an...
Jan 11, 2021
AFRL’s Golden Horde ‘Swarms’ Would Increase Fighter Lethality
"The Air Force has been quite open about the need to develop a new generation of weapons that are smaller and better suited for stealth aircraft operations," says Mitchell...
Jan 5, 2021
J6 Says JADC2 Is A Strategy
The upcoming JADC2 Posture Review "will show the department exactly where we are deficient in executing our mission or missions," Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall says. WASHINGTON: The Joint...
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