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EXCLUSIVE: OSD Writes Hypersonic Flight Test Guidelines“I don’t want to get into any specifics,” Mike White told @SydneyFreedberg , “but some of the challenges we’ve had so far getting to flight have been, in certain instances, avoidable." breakingdefense.com/2021/03/osd-wr…
Bluestaq today announced a two-year, $280M extension to its current Advanced Command and Control Enterprise Systems and Software (ACCESS) contract for continued development of Space Force’s Unified Data Library (UDL). @Genevaexpat @BluestaqTweets @SpaceForceDoD
5G in spaaaaace! Lockheed Martin partners with Omnispace with DoD market in sights, @Genevaexpat reports: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/eye-on… @LockheedMartin @omnispace
Pentagon could fund Aegis Ashore in Guam in new budget, reviewing plan former Acting SecDef Chris Miller signed off on at last minute, @paulmcleary reports breakingdefense.com/2021/03/pentag…
‘Land Forces Are Hard To Kill’: Army Chief. A new strategy paper from Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville says forward-deployed Army forces will survive inside Chinese missile strikes and fatally disrupt the PLA's plans. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/land-f…
Japanese startup Astroscale yesterday successfully launched its ELSA-d sat designed to clean up space junk, using a Soyuz rocket from Russia’s GK Launch Services (Roscosmos’ commercial arm). ELSA-d will demo debris detection, tracking and capture. @Genevaexpat @astroscale_
GAO takes aim at DoD oversight for hypersonic weapons; spending priorities. @Genevaexpat explains: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/dod-ne… @USGAO @LockheedMartin @RaytheonTech @BoeingDefense
U.S., @EU , Canada & Britain announce sanctions on China for horrible treatment of Uyghurs washingtonpost.com/world/xinjiang…
Army Missiles, Missile Defense Race Budget Crunch To 2023: “In my career, certainly this is the most amount of modernization I’ve seen,” Brig. Gen. Brian Gibson says. Can multiple Army programs make their 2023 deadline? @SydneyFreedberg analysis: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/army-m…
Mandy Vaughn, VOX Space’s first prez, steps down in April to find her own orbit. Ret. USAF Col. Mike Rokaw will act until a replacement is found. Virgin’s US gov sales unit in April won a $35M contract for 3 Space Force launches to LEO. @Genevaexpat @TheRealVOXSpace
F-35 software delays could mean capability delays and retrofit costs, @Genevaexpat reports: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/block-… @LockheedMartin @USAF_ACC
Pentagon's No. 2 official warns China that US is paying attention, tells Congress big changes are coming in the '22 budget, @paulmcleary reports breakingdefense.com/2021/03/new-pe…
Thrilled to be here in India. The breadth of cooperation between our two nations reflects the significance of our major defense partnership, as we work together to address the most pressing challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region.
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Drones Vs. Drones: Lockheed MORFIUS Uses Microwaves To Kill Swarms: @AthertonKD reprots from @AUSAorg #GlobalForceNext: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/drones…
Ending “Endless Wars” Is Vital For Special Ops: Overused & overstretched since 9/11, Special Operations Forces need Biden to give them a break so they can refocus on Russia, China, & the “grey zone.” LTC Parker & Ari Cicurel @jinsadc tell it straight: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/ending…
“The ground force component of our military…its mission right now is just not even close to what’s happening with the heel-to-toe deployments of our Navy and Air Force,” a top lawmaker said today, @paulmcleary writes breakingdefense.com/2021/03/top-la…
"Corell spoke on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chain risks on the same day DARPA and Intel announced a three-year partnership to develop and domestically manufacture new semiconductors for DoD applications." breakingdefense.com/2021/03/a-wake…
Will Biden Curb Trump-Era Surge In Arms Sales? US arms exports grew 15 percent, to more than a third of the global market, driven largely by a surge in Mideastern buying – but Biden is reviewing major sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/will-b…
The new GAO report on F-35 Block 4 modernization: DoD’s development deadline is “not achievable”; costs have ballooned by $1.9B; software defects not found until after integration; DoD will issue new schedule in June. Yikes: gao.gov/assets/gao-21-… @Genevaexpat
Army Rushes To Deploy Anti-Jam GPS Alternative For Armored Force: Rather than wait for a much-delayed Air Force system, the Army's plan is to deploy Generation 1 of its new receiver this year: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/army-r…
The New York Air National Guard is introducing better high-assurance network authentication – and DoD can too, for its growing telework force. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/pathfi… [Presented by @Yubico]
Army Soldier Tech Team Seeks Hill’s Trust After Cuts: After skeptical staffers slammed the IVAS targeting goggles, the Army generals responsible have been emphasizing their solicitousness towards Congress. @AUSAorg #GlobalForceNext @SydneyFreedberg breakingdefense.com/2021/03/army-s…
Lebanon: Donated Helicopters Highlight Close, Continuing US Ties. The US just gave the Lebanese Army three Huey II multi-mission helicopters and will also donate six brand new MD-530 light scout attack choppers. Chyrine Mezher reports: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/lebano…
The Commerce Dept. today served subpoenas on multiple Chinese ICTS firms in the US to review whether their kit poses a threat to supply chain security under Executive Order 13873. See our coverage of supply chain issues: breakingdefense.com/tag/supply-cha… @Genevaexpat
"The sixth ABMS onramp 'was going to be in partnership with Australia, and allies and partners, in the Pacific Rim,' Air Force Chief Architect Preston Dunlap said, but 'just due to the budget constraints, we had to pull the plug on that'." breakingdefense.com/2021/03/abms-h…
The United Arab Emirates is thinking forward on how its military forces can access assured electrical power in the battlespace: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/on-boa… [#Sponsored by @LeonardoDRSnews]
Army, Air Force ‘Squarely Focused’ on Project Convergence 21 Wargames: Generals @AUSAorg #GlobalForceNext breakingdefense.com/2021/03/army-a…
FVL: Army Can Afford Both Scout & Transport, General Pledges: The Army has learned from the Comanche debacle, where it spent $9B to get just two prototypes. With Future Vertical Lift, $7B will get 18 prototypes, counting both FARA scout & FLRAA transport breakingdefense.com/2021/03/fvl-ar…
Faith In The Military Is Falling – Not Demand For Strong Defense, argues @ReaganInstitute in this exclusive op-ed: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/faith-…
Why was SolarWinds so difficult to detect? Brad Williams breaks it down: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/why-wa…
DoD’s Low-Cost Cruise Missile JCTD today announced transition of Raytheon’s autonomous Coyote Block III UAV to the Army, Navy and AF; and related Georgia Tech Research Institute software and L3Harris jam-resistant data link to AFRL’s Golden Horde project. @Genevaexpat
"A new Navy document offers a broad outline for developing and fielding new generations of unmanned platforms, while refusing tie the service to any one capability, platform, timeline, or budget," @paulmcleary reports breakingdefense.com/2021/03/navys-…
Star Trek or Star Wars? Vice @SpaceForceDoD Gen. DT Thompson picks Star Trek, because “It challenged you to think in new and different ways” about what the “human race could achieve in the future.” ( @Genevaexpat quietly whispers “Yes!”)
Gen. DT Thompson, vice CSO, says Space Systems Command — the combined command bundling current Dept. of Air Force space acquisition organizations — should be stood up by summer. See @Genevaexpat coverage: breakingdefense.com/tag/space-syst… @SpaceForceDoD
The Navy released its new plan for unmanned ships, @paulmcleary writes. Though often vague, it hammers home a key theme: The Navy won't fight without a big assist from the other services. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/navys-…
Upgraded Iron Dome Defeats Drones & Rockets In Test The attacks by different types of threats was modeled on Iranian tactics. Now the US will get the same upgrades. Arie Egozi reports from Israel: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/iron-d…
Train Small Units For Big Wars: Gen. McConville When high-tech enemies hack and jam communications, “small units need to be able to operate on their own,” the Army Chief of Staff said @AUSAorg #GlobalForceNext @SydneyFreedberg breakingdefense.com/2021/03/train-…
DoD, IC strategy to counter Russian, Chinese disinformation, @Genevaexpat reports: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/new-st… @HASCDemocrats @ODNIgov
Our coverage of #GlobalForceNext begins: @AUSAorg explains to @SydneyFreedberg why virtual conferences are so hard to do @ breakingdefense.com/2021/03/confer…
DARPA Explores Tech To Boost 5G Signals: Theresa Hitchens @Genevaexpat reports on MixComm contract: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/darpa-…
The goal is deployment of an open, integrated communications network that pulls together and shares disparate sensor data collected across the DoD. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/the-ne… [#Sponsored by @northropgrumman]
REARMM: Army Holds Modernization ‘Rehearsals’: How do you get 35 new technologies into combat units without overwhelming them? Army Futures Command, Forces Command, Materiel Command, and other HQs are trying to figure that out. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/rearrm…
Army Brig. Gen. Ross Coffman about to speak on tanks in the Pacific @CSBA_ . A preview of his argument: breakingdefense.com/2021/03/a-war-…
Arie Egozi reports from Israel: Iron Sting: Israelis Will Demo Smart Mortar For US -- just as the US is looking to upgrades its own 120s on Strykers and AMPVs. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/iron-s…
"The F-35 is the cornerstone of the U.S. Air Force fighter fleet” today and in the future, said Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/u-s-ai… [#Sponsored by @LockheedMartin]
You can't secure America's semiconductor supply lines just by throwing subsidies around, warn Bryan Clark & Dan Patt @HudsonInstitute : breakingdefense.com/2021/03/the-us…
So, Japan isn’t joining CSpOC (Lt. Gen. Armagno misspoke), rather the SPACECOM Multinational Space Coordination Office — which as far as @Genevaexpat can tell is the less-classified version of CSpOC. breakingdefense.com/2021/03/spacec… @US_SpaceCom @JapanEmbDC
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