DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Military.com http://feed.informer.com/digests/NOXJSIX80D/feeder DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Military.com Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:35:57 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ In Reversal, White House Trade Director to Skip Farnborough Airshow https://www.military.com/2018/07/15/reversal-white-house-trade-director-skip-farnborough-airshow.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8d29813f-3298-2d2a-9e21-cf18b5b8f2e1 Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:01:05 +0000 Does this signal a change of U.S. objectives at world's largest gathering of aerospace and defense firms? It's Official: Austin Is Home of New Army Futures Command https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/13/its-official-austin-home-new-army-futures-command.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ca2b042d-08d4-565c-3ba4-4e043c24db2d Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:11:03 +0000 Top U.S. Army leaders on Friday announced that Austin, Texas, will be the location of its new Futures Command. Why Trump Is Sending a Key Deal-Maker to Farnborough Airshow https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/12/why-trump-sending-key-deal-maker-farnborough-airshow.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9a066ba8-aca3-7d2e-23ef-a4fcc6bdfcf5 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:59:01 +0000 The U.S. will send Peter Navarro, Trump's director of trade, industrial and export policy at the White House, to Farnborough. New Steel Tariffs Not Derailing Plans for 355-Ship Navy Yet: Admiral https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/11/new-steel-tariffs-not-derailing-plans-355-ship-navy-yet-admiral.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f437959d-6254-1b86-0662-0a095c951b3e Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:54:49 +0000 The Navy has seen minor cost jumps following the president's move to place steep tariffs on steel imports. The Next B-52 Bomb Upgrade May Be a Tough Message for China https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/10/next-b-52-bomb-upgrade-may-be-tough-message-china.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d4aeb95a-2a46-df52-50c0-30616af5c435 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:55:37 +0000 Air Force officials are looking to upgrade the B-52's bomb load at a time when the service is preparing for near-peer rivals. Revised Air Force Handbook: OK to Call E-8s 'Senior' https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/06/revised-air-force-handbook-ok-call-e-8s-senior.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5abb5c43-e9e4-6160-7f29-e2bc6afeeefc Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:16:41 +0000 The U.S. Air Force's new enlisted personnel handbook makes it easier to address senior master sergeants. Misplaced Depot Paperwork Led to F-15 Grounding, Officials Say https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/05/misplaced-depot-paperwork-led-f-15-grounding-officials-say.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d9ae2d09-d830-89b6-b100-aab6e2033532 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:11:43 +0000 Lost documentation on longeron inspections led wing commander to ground F-15C fleet at Oregon base. Army to Spend $450 Million on Upgrades to M1 Tanks, Strykers https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/02/army-spend-450-million-upgrades-m1-tanks-strykers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:298ac3cc-afe1-1f1c-0bc5-a7cf6a45e9c5 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:31:28 +0000 The U.S. Army recently decided to spend $451 million to upgrade M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker combat vehicles. The Air Force Needs Army's Help to Best Russia's S-400 Missile Battery https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/28/air-force-needs-armys-help-best-russias-s-400-missile-battery.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:374d426f-f2a5-adab-9e78-7c5ea300f326 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:28:15 +0000 The Air Force needs the help of the Army to outsmart Russia's enhanced S-400 anti-air defense system, a top general said. Technology Gurus to Join Army Training Exercise at Fort Benning https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/27/technology-gurus-join-army-training-exercise-fort-benning.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cc21f553-2fb0-9850-f1fd-fa24772607f2 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:10:38 +0000 The Army is going to put technology innovators in the woods of Fort Benning, Georgia with small combat units. In Tech, US Must Be Where Russia, China Are Not: Air Force Scientist https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/26/tech-us-must-be-where-russia-china-are-not-air-force-scientist.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:60976799-6da3-c824-a0fb-7e1ddf438187 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:13:01 +0000 The U.S. shouldn't play catch up to Russia or China in tech development, according to the U.S. Air Force's chief scientist. KC-10 Ground Emergency Under Investigation, Air Force Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/25/kc-10-ground-emergency-under-investigation-air-force-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:67e3052f-8261-2673-1dfe-4d2a8e8d503b Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:32:11 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is investigating why a KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft last month had an emergency on the ground, SpaceX Gets $130 Million Air Force Rocket Launch Contract https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/22/spacex-gets-130-million-air-force-rocket-launch-contract.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c4cde584-70e8-3fc3-bd89-f0415668128a Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:10:49 +0000 SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rockets have been given the green light to carry the U.S. Air Force's national security satellites Marines in Afghanistan Will Get Assist From MQ-9 Reaper Drones https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/21/marines-afghanistan-will-get-assist-mq-9-reaper-drones.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:72f4c979-50a8-b867-a3b1-6fe416563ea3 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:09:24 +0000 Reapers would allow the Marines to operate more independently rather than depending on other units for force from the air. $10,000 Toilet Seats and Data Rights: The Air Force's New Dilemma https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/20/10000-toilet-seats-and-data-rights-air-forces-new-dilemma.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d42f0e2b-f2dd-f58f-1a09-6f31f1cea775 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:21:30 +0000 The U.S. Air Force never expected to fly aircraft such as the Cold War-era B-52 Stratofortress bomber for as long as it has. BAE Systems Will Make Marines' New Wheeled Amphibious Combat Vehicle https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/19/bae-systems-will-make-marines-new-wheeled-amphibious-combat-vehicle.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:baefda36-415f-d215-da32-2be9d454abda Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:15:03 +0000 The Marine Corps announced today that BAE Systems will make the service's brand-new amphibious combat vehicle. Airstrikes in Afghanistan See Big Spike Following Spring Surge https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/19/airstrikes-afghanistan-see-big-spike-following-spring-surge.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ea474db5-870c-7aa9-275e-ce9cd531cb15 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:44:42 +0000 Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft together dropped nearly 600 weapons in the month of May. Bell's Futuristic V-280 Valor Maneuvers in 'Impressive' Flight Demo https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/18/bells-futuristic-v-280-valor-maneuvers-impressive-flight-demo.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0a41198d-c2be-cd08-3835-aa2c3827bab8 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:55:42 +0000 Officials from Bell today successfully completed the second, public flight demonstration of the firm's tiltrotor V-280 Valor. Pentagon Policy Bars Marines from Using New Infantry Quadcopters https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/15/pentagon-policy-bars-marines-using-new-infantry-quadcopters.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:be6c49fb-ec9f-555a-769f-4fceb78f0329 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:58:31 +0000 "Quads for Squads" is on hold for now. Aviation Accident Spike Has Services Scrambling for Solutions https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/13/aviation-accident-spike-has-services-scrambling-solutions.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:970e0c5a-d6b3-a00f-9e0a-da224423e1b3 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:24:35 +0000 The military service safety centers are combing through data to uncover trends that are contributing to a spike in accidents. Lawmaker Concerned About Capability Gap During JSTARS Transition https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/12/lawmaker-concerned-about-capability-gap-during-jstars-transition.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4bdfbd1d-e7e6-7f64-6dd5-863ca0239ae7 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:57:18 +0000 Sen. David Perdue gave credit to Defense Secretary Mattis, who proposed the Air Force look for more sustainable solutions. BAE Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Conflict-Modeling Software https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/11/bae-wins-darpa-contract-develop-conflict-modeling-software.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e6551fb3-a2f9-6b8d-0599-de0f1b5f8996 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:27:05 +0000 The Air Force Research Lab and BAE are partnering on a program that could help map out future conflicts as they occur. Air Force's New Battle Management System Will Be Based at Robins https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/07/air-forces-new-battle-management-system-will-be-based-robins.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e355d637-99f5-87b9-a5e4-55a44e1957f6 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:41:09 +0000 Robins Air Force Base has been selected to host an elite system, the Air Force announced Wednesday. Air Force Wraps Up Aviation Review Amid Spate of Emergency Landings https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/06/air-force-wraps-aviation-review-amid-spate-emergency-landings.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dfebd597-1afd-6906-976f-080ef7ab86e5 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:38:10 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has concluded a one-day safety review for active-duty units to find problems in its aircraft. US, Coalition Forces Intensify Strikes Against ISIS in Syria https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/05/us-coalition-forces-intensify-strikes-against-isis-syria.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ea7c4272-a1a6-8b47-f4d2-5270954a685c Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:26:45 +0000 U.S and coalition forces have increased strikes against ISIS fighters in Syria by more than 300 percent since March. Senators Want $100 Million for New Marine Corps Light Attack Aircraft https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/01/senators-want-100-million-new-marine-corps-light-attack-aircraft.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f37aa27a-c0b5-8706-be84-d9df57b29f07 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:30:46 +0000 The Senate Armed Services Committee has set aside millions for light attack aircraft, but not solely for the U.S. Air Force. F-22 Raptors Replace F-35As in Pacific for Theater Security Mission https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/31/f-22-raptors-replace-f-35as-pacific-theater-security-mission.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:02646c8f-56ed-07e2-9e29-5f12d8e73ff7 Thu, 31 May 2018 13:33:43 +0000 The F-22 Raptor has deployed to the Pacific as part of a theater security mission. Air Force Releases Proposal for A-10 Warthog Re-Winging Program https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/30/air-force-releases-proposal-10-warthog-re-winging-program.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0d5782e9-b285-3227-6ba7-dbc69c8b03e3 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:23:00 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has published its solicitation to defense companies to re-wing more than 100 A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support mission aircraft. US, Coalition Forces Used Cyberattacks to Hunt Down ISIS Command Posts https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/25/us-coalition-forces-used-cyberattacks-hunt-down-isis-command-posts.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5d3b2577-61d1-397b-8ab6-fcbca943238f Fri, 25 May 2018 17:36:09 +0000 Friendly forces had located the enemy's primary command post in the area but couldn't find the enemy's alternate sites. Air Force Could Recall as Many as 1,000 Retirees to Active Duty https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/24/air-force-could-recall-many-1000-retirees-active-duty.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:35e6181d-3e2e-9c01-6263-3426084d0d31 Thu, 24 May 2018 09:34:24 +0000 The Air Force has expanded plans to welcome back retired pilots into active-duty staff positions. F-35 Makes Combat Debut in Israeli Mission https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/22/f-35-makes-combat-debut-israeli-mission.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a03982b4-2199-c10d-9b52-8451f8afc57b Tue, 22 May 2018 15:19:49 +0000 The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has made its combat debut in the Middle East. Air Force Creates Office to Help It Shake Up Acquisition Process https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/18/air-force-creates-office-help-it-shake-acquisition-process.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cf1c20cb-700e-413b-ddc4-7b020e266abb Fri, 18 May 2018 14:06:59 +0000 The service may also overhaul maintenance contracts, opening program upgrades to additional bidders. Pentagon Awaits HHS Decision on Housing Migrant Children on Bases https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/17/pentagon-awaits-hhs-decision-housing-migrant-children-bases.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4160f32b-2f7b-9d75-1ef0-19ee2294c5fe Thu, 17 May 2018 19:27:34 +0000 Blurb: The DoD is ready to work with the Department of Health and Human Services on the issue, a Pentagon spokesperson said. Air Force Wants to Predict Aviation Accidents Before They Happen https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/15/air-force-wants-predict-aviation-accidents-they-happen.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c3cb7a66-d645-0b02-e194-3d5b6dd8c38e Tue, 15 May 2018 19:26:50 +0000 The idea is to accumulate data and check for something in the aircraft's maintenance overhaul that may predict a root cause. Air Force Debates Replacing Depleted Uranium Rounds for A-10 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/14/air-force-debates-replacing-depleted-uranium-rounds-10.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:58398eda-28cf-272b-2efc-fecf650d4b97 Mon, 14 May 2018 21:36:28 +0000 If the Air Force is going to keep its A-10 fleet flying through 2030, it'll need more than new wings. It's going to need ammo. SpecOps, CSAR Alignment Right if it Makes Force More Lethal: General https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/11/specops-csar-alignment-right-if-it-makes-force-more-lethal-general.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4d01fbb2-ad95-8b02-8476-beb119d6e2f8 Fri, 11 May 2018 14:44:01 +0000 If the Air Force were to realign the CSAR mission under Air Force Special Operations Command, the reason would go beyond funding. Special Operators Predict AC-130J Will Be 'Most Requested' Aircraft https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/09/special-operators-predict-ac-130j-will-be-most-requested-aircraft.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a08e8808-4668-aa4b-8abe-f944c482d032 Wed, 09 May 2018 20:48:49 +0000 Along with the 105mm cannon the U-models sport, the AC-130J will be equipped with a 30mm cannon. Amid Mishap Spike, Air Force Orders One-Day Pause for Safety Review https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/08/amid-mishap-spike-air-force-orders-one-day-pause-safety-review.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4b266066-ffdb-7670-389c-e503b8b94447 Tue, 08 May 2018 19:55:30 +0000 The U.S. Air Force on Monday directed its active-duty wing commanders to hold a one-day pause to conduct a safety review. With Older F-35s 'On Life Support,' Wing Struggles to Train Pilots https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/07/older-f-35s-life-support-wing-struggles-train-pilots.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:694ebeca-a6a1-9b39-eb69-9473a2d28832 Mon, 07 May 2018 21:52:42 +0000 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- One of the busiest F-35 Joint Strike Fighter training units is hoping the U.S. Gunship Crews Practice Extra Vigilance Amid Jamming in Syria https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/04/gunship-crews-practice-extra-vigilance-amid-jamming-syria.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:af5c9c8a-db21-53e4-6238-e01b8f258950 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:43:28 +0000 The electronic jamming signals affecting AC-130 gunships over Syria may have crews checking and cross-checking their data. Some US Troops in Iraq May Come Home Early, General Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/03/some-us-troops-iraq-may-come-home-early-general-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:828ebd3b-270f-027e-111c-25d184aa5a87 Thu, 03 May 2018 21:37:49 +0000 An evolving U.S. mission in Iraq may send some 10th Mountain Division soldiers home early. Air Force Advances Testing of New Nuclear Gravity Bomb: General https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/01/air-force-advances-testing-new-nuclear-gravity-bomb-general.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8127bd6c-92ce-1b97-e1e3-0209b4eb099b Tue, 01 May 2018 20:53:52 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has conducted dozens of developmental flight tests of the B61-12 guided nuclear gravity bomb. Army Eyes Autonomous Convoys to Prevent Future Casualties https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/01/army-eyes-autonomous-convoys-prevent-future-casualties.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5176b152-11d4-e422-136f-94333264d2c8 Tue, 01 May 2018 19:15:04 +0000 The U.S. Army hopes to prevent casualties by sending semi-autonomous convoys of combat supplies on vulnerable roads. General: Electronic Jamming a Growing Problem for Aircraft in Syria https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/30/general-electronic-jamming-growing-problem-aircraft-syria.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:31ac5502-f88d-1657-b5db-7ff52381bafc Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:43:43 +0000 The U.S. has found itself operating in congested airspace challenged by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Mattis Seeks Waivers for US Allies, Partners to Buy Russian Arms https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/27/mattis-seeks-waivers-us-allies-partners-buy-russian-arms.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3fcc01aa-da08-e74c-cace-c2682ee9f581 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:54:34 +0000 The move could include giving Turkey and India a pass on the purchase of advanced S-400 anti-air defense systems. Lawmakers Push to Keep Air Force JSTARS Recap Program https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/26/lawmakers-push-keep-air-force-jstars-recap-program.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:995f459c-02c9-1e32-bfee-14450e6de6a1 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:58:47 +0000 Lawmakers may back the USAF into a corner on the JSTARS program, saying they'll restrict funding to a proposed alternative. GAO: Bad Communication on F-35 Problems Threatens Future Deployments https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/25/gao-bad-communication-f-35-problems-threatens-future-deployments.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ee4d70d3-38a4-135a-d58f-3f559f4c4ac1 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:50:15 +0000 GAO officials said they're worried more deployments may have additional hiccups if info isn't communicated on a larger scale. 'Space Force' Study to Be Ready by August: DoD Official https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/25/space-force-study-be-ready-august-dod-official.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:466c5b2d-e6d2-d516-e17d-7074299ef5e4 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:06:32 +0000 The Pentagon hopes to deliver a report by August on whether it's feasible to carve out a separate "Space Force" branch.