DoD Buzz RSS Feed - DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:35:57 +0000 Feed Informer Sale of F-35s to Turkey in Trouble, Dunford Confirms RSS Feed urn:uuid:4cb5ca2b-2bb8-6c63-1746-19b1b075b754 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:13:03 +0000 Dunford said he's worked hard to improve relations with NATO-allied Turkey, but the S-400s could be a deal-breaker. Cost, Manning of Space Force May Grow, Shanahan Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:147f26b1-e89a-8bbf-2546-aa038db4fb83 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:51:22 +0000 Shanahan said he envisions "15,000 to 20,000" individuals defending and protecting U.S. interests in the domain. Navy's F-35 is Nowhere Near Combat-Ready, Watchdog Group Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:e8e18a12-a297-5c9a-0568-e26e32e39d2d Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:47:20 +0000 A government watchdog organization says that the Navy's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter isn't ready for combat. Here's Why the Navy Is Deploying with a Bunch of Louisville Sluggers RSS Feed urn:uuid:4a97e809-fad7-5d18-abf4-e160c87716a6 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:12:25 +0000 It's not often sailors get permission to take a baseball bat to a multimillion-dollar aircraft carrier. R2-D2 in the Cockpit? Air Force Testing 'Skyborg' AI Program RSS Feed urn:uuid:c1f0dce5-4df1-2b12-bb2d-c42526c9c1ea Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:58:29 +0000 In the near future, an Air Force pilot's wingman could be flown by artificial intelligence. Air Force to Procure 'Small Number' of Light Attack Aircraft RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e3e9c54-f4f1-5410-4f75-6012b7e9fb12 Wed, 13 Mar 2019 18:46:47 +0000 The Air Force will buy up to three each of Textron Aviation's AT-6 Wolverine and Sierra Nevada/Embraer's A-29 Super Tucano. Air Force Asks for 4,400 More Airmen, New F-15EX Fighter in Budget Request RSS Feed urn:uuid:21aed9f4-16b4-b388-71aa-c1825f9a7605 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:20:41 +0000 The U.S. Air Force hopes to grow its force by 4,400, add a new fighter, and pump more money into weapon sustainment. F-35 Demo Team Pilot to Debut All-New Moves for 2019 Show Season RSS Feed urn:uuid:5f149ce0-273b-7c11-ab83-0b4aef9b63f4 Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:30:18 +0000 spoke with Capt. Andrew "Dojo" Olson, with the 56th Fighter Wing about the upcoming 2019 demonstration season. Fort Benning to Host Service-Wide Army Robotics, AI Demonstration RSS Feed urn:uuid:a6e0534c-046e-e86c-f99a-e1c2d85d09ba Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:27:11 +0000 Army leaders have placed a high priority on using robotics and AI technologies to enhance combat units' lethality. Lawmakers Concerned Push for F-15X Is Reducing F-35 Procurement RSS Feed urn:uuid:4ca0943d-19f7-e8ba-2bd6-04002c8d1049 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:40:31 +0000 Connecticut lawmakers fear cuts to F-35 engine production, which provides many jobs in their state. The Last Marine Corps Prowler Squadron Will Deactivate This Week RSS Feed urn:uuid:b696c20c-c928-004f-48fb-13f8edba1974 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:20:40 +0000 Nearly 800 people are expected to attend Friday's ceremony as the last of the Prowlers prepares to head to the boneyard. Army 'Legacy' Weapons Systems to Take a Hit in Next Budget RSS Feed urn:uuid:905e1785-1eab-b44f-f624-a501964b4511 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:22:27 +0000 Preparing for wars of the future will require the service to get rid of weapons for wars of the past. Why Was an F-15 Forced to Dump its Missiles and Land? Officials Aren’t Sure RSS Feed urn:uuid:dfe1311a-ba82-4c7b-5822-7bc0cf2f59e2 Mon, 04 Mar 2019 21:34:42 +0000 Two weeks after an F-15 from Oregon experienced an in-flight emergency, the Air National Guard is still searching for clues. Boeing Unveils Fighter Drone that Could Play Wingman to Manned Jets RSS Feed urn:uuid:c254f78c-6189-a83d-d678-f08fbe03c594 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:11:02 +0000 Boeing has unveiled a new concept for an unmanned fighter that would work alongside fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft. Pentagon's Space Force Proposal Asks for $2 Billion over Five Years RSS Feed urn:uuid:2f836146-88e4-7df9-169a-3a6336871a9d Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:35:52 +0000 The Pentagon submitted its Space Force proposal to Congress, asking for $2 billion over five years to fund the newest branch. The Navy's Carrier-Capable F-35 Stealth Fighter Is Now Combat Ready RSS Feed urn:uuid:3103ff53-4aee-f277-8a82-4af184534c50 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:13:02 +0000 Navy officials declared Thursday that the Lightning II aircraft carrier variant has achieved initial operational capability. Aircraft Crashes During Training at Fort Campbell, Injures Two RSS Feed urn:uuid:097598e3-ebd3-7ecf-a694-424872e6c142 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:01:14 +0000 An aircraft from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, crashed in a training accident, injuring two people, according to a base release. STRATCOM Chief Renews Call for Sensors in Space RSS Feed urn:uuid:e4cf96c8-84b4-c593-5ce1-79c1641b57bc Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:22:23 +0000 Air Force Gens. John Hyten and Terrence O'Shaughnessy said the Navy's sea radars will be needed to thwart missiles. Army Plans to Cut $31.5 Billion in Coming Budget RSS Feed urn:uuid:5a6d997d-3d62-9ba4-3171-03719505995e Tue, 26 Feb 2019 20:09:19 +0000 The U.S. Army's fiscal 2020 budget, which will be made public in mid-March, will cut $31.5 billion from existing programs to ensure that the service's top priorities of readiness and modernization remain on track Blind Spots and Loud Noises: Report Finds Problems With New JLTVs RSS Feed urn:uuid:839932f6-5e1b-53b7-9f5f-d38fba6bd2e1 Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:09:47 +0000 The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle suffers from reliability, safety and lethality shortcomings, according to a DoD report. Fatal A-29 Crash Caused by Pilot 'Overcontrol,' Probe Finds RSS Feed urn:uuid:6820165c-dc0b-055a-f188-350f1d2258ed Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:28:36 +0000 An investigation found that the Navy pilot executed a turn that ultimately sent the aircraft diving into the ground. Lockheed Touts New 'F-21' Fighter Jet Concept for International Sales RSS Feed urn:uuid:5785dd3b-5427-120c-30c8-4ff7af1b66d2 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:22:45 +0000 While details are scarce so far, photos of the aircraft had a lot to say. Planning Advances for Army’s Rugged New Personnel Carrier RSS Feed urn:uuid:1851312a-9640-c6f0-880d-7e16ecba8991 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:30:16 +0000 The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle will replace the Vietnam War-era M113 armored personnel carrier. Congress Finally Funds New Icebreaker for Coast Guard RSS Feed urn:uuid:55a4af97-adf6-5ff5-77e7-6923f42eb6dc Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:46:25 +0000 The legislation that avoided a second government shutdown included $655 million for a new Coast Guard icebreaker. Lawmakers Petition Trump to Put New Space Force COCOM Headquarters in Florida RSS Feed urn:uuid:ff56ff20-28ac-5479-4868-a531e4abd6d0 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:42:44 +0000 It would be the fourth U.S. combatant command located in Florida. Virginia Lawmakers Urge Air Force Secretary to Move F-22s to Langley-Eustis RSS Feed urn:uuid:3ec895a3-b52d-5500-cd6c-21cee0cf49d6 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:56:20 +0000 The move would give more missions to the Virginia base, which is currently "underutilized," they said. F-35Bs Conduct Strikes in 'Beast Mode' for First Time in Pacific Region RSS Feed urn:uuid:a599fc04-ca16-ad8a-33c7-937f13b541bb Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:25:10 +0000 The F-35B achieved another first on an at-sea deployment after conducting training strikes with an external ordnance load. The Air Force Has Fixed Its Active-Duty Maintainer Shortage, SecAF Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:a1a1a4d6-4415-f02e-621a-5ad3883e2ee4 Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:23:09 +0000 In 2016, the Air Force said it was short about 4,000 maintainers across its ranks. The Marines' Amphibious Combat Vehicle May Get a 30mm Cannon RSS Feed urn:uuid:5b5bbc1d-c92a-1aa4-72d7-18153158bf5f Thu, 07 Feb 2019 21:53:34 +0000 Three variants of the amphibious combat vehicle may ultimately be developed. Small Motor Adds Powerful Punch to Coast Guard's Next Offshore Cutter RSS Feed urn:uuid:03e84c03-8fbf-cd5e-4a17-3caa65b4005e Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:55:40 +0000 Leonardo DRS is building hybrid electric drives for the new ship. Air Force Light Attack Effort Stalls After Experiments RSS Feed urn:uuid:26bba4a9-0b2d-8147-eacc-306be5dc9594 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:12:32 +0000 The Air Force was supposed to publish a final RFP in December for a light attack aircraft, but it never happened. Navy Reassessing Plan for 355-Ship Fleet in New Study, Top Officer Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:e7409e36-9eb3-8081-e40f-b3033679648a Fri, 01 Feb 2019 17:46:11 +0000 The U.S. Navy is revisiting whether its 355-ship plan is sustainable, and whether an even larger naval presence is needed. Could Air Force Win Big in 2020 Defense Budget? Analysts Weigh In RSS Feed urn:uuid:8ee05dde-b926-0972-7a4a-a8691c08c394 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:22:36 +0000 Funding could include the border wall and homeland security, think tank number-crunchers say. The Marines Just 3D-Printed an Entire Bridge in California RSS Feed urn:uuid:602bc16e-3d3b-be77-7489-6e9ef61a821b Thu, 31 Jan 2019 20:11:10 +0000 A team of logistic Marines has printed a functional concrete footbridge without having to mix gravel at the build site. Shorter Contracts, Hefty Bonuses Available for Air Force Pilots RSS Feed urn:uuid:ae2de8d1-4543-6139-2054-0417094bc8bf Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:04:00 +0000 Air mobility and spec ops pilots will see a big increase if they choose to take advantage of this year's bonus program. 'Just Noise:' Shanahan Denies Showing Favoritism Toward Former Employer Boeing RSS Feed urn:uuid:0f78f06e-a3fc-5150-ac08-ef8d32d10bf2 Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:25:15 +0000 Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday downplayed reports that he has shown favoritism toward Boeing Co. US Didn't Fly in Recent UAE-Led Exercise RSS Feed urn:uuid:fd056434-9933-ba21-8fe9-4714ddae6ff6 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 22:59:35 +0000 The U.S. military is not planning to participate in a recent United Arab Emirates-led exercise with Middle East partners. Proposed Army 1,000-Mile Supergun Could Be Ultimate Standoff Weapon RSS Feed urn:uuid:ca117fc3-160e-7d8e-d753-da44f39b54de Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:18:46 +0000 The extended-range artillery cannon could help eliminate threats for ground troops and other military assets, Esper said. Navy Prepares to Add New Ship-Killer Missile to LCS RSS Feed urn:uuid:07f1cd89-dab6-faca-7508-55e2eca35ae7 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:19:39 +0000 The service is moving ahead with placing the Naval Strike Missile on the LCS. Navy Finally Has One Weapons Elevator Working on Its Newest Carrier RSS Feed urn:uuid:84d3aa8c-0a0d-f92e-58bf-dbaebeb4d440 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:30:48 +0000 The bigger and faster electromagnetic weapons elevator on the new aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is finally ready for use. Trump's Missile Defense Review Calls for Space Sensors, Drone Lasers RSS Feed urn:uuid:df4bceef-6f8f-8fe3-5418-440768d76c47 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:11:25 +0000 President Donald Trump called for the best cutting-edge missile defense weapons and systems at the Pentagon on Thursday. Navy Brass Optimistic as Littoral Combat Ship Readies to Deploy After Hiatus RSS Feed urn:uuid:dab27c92-444e-fd6c-65bf-b504807d461b Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:39:24 +0000 The head of Naval Surface Forces says commanders are clamoring for the near-shore security vessels. Russia Claims US Violating Treaty Over 'Unverified' B-52 Bombers, Missiles RSS Feed urn:uuid:a62b6826-b265-1e18-f198-83ebb114949a Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:27:08 +0000 Russia says it can't verify the conversion of B-52H Stratofortresses that were slated to be changed to conventional-only. Acquisition Czar: Army Closer to Fielding New Approach to Air Defense RSS Feed urn:uuid:9da73362-1f8b-94f6-49cb-ac2da326fe3a Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:31:33 +0000 The Army has crafted a new approach to protecting ground forces from enemy air attack, acquisition czar Bruce Jette said. Air Force to Accept KC-46 Tanker Deliveries Despite Lingering Problems RSS Feed urn:uuid:861e6a7f-e56b-817d-dfac-1854c9c25e12 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:45:57 +0000 The U.S. Air Force will begin accepting its newest refueling tankers from Boeing Co. this month despite continuing problems. First Female Air Force F-35 Test Pilot Marks Mission Milestone RSS Feed urn:uuid:cd839231-d864-3286-b2a7-959d21ab0000 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:08:42 +0000 Maj. Rachael Winiecki, of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, became the first female test pilot to lead an F-35 mission. West Point Leaving Defense Department's Email System RSS Feed urn:uuid:43f12800-6bdd-1bc2-4370-ca2511a0b1a0 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:10:36 +0000 The academic institution is moving to a .edu network to align with other universities.