DoD Buzz RSS Feed - DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:35:57 +0000 Feed Informer Air Force Gearing Up for Next A-10 Re-Winging Contract RSS Feed urn:uuid:f213b881-e56f-a0fa-9465-71e62566bea9 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:48:13 +0000 The next contract for the "A-10-Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit is going through source selection. US Halts Shipment of F-35 Equipment to Turkey RSS Feed urn:uuid:4b3e053a-5df3-2e94-16c3-9560b49e8b47 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 21:14:57 +0000 The U.S. has halted shipments after the NATO ally refused to back down from its intent to purchase the Russian-made S-400. RC-135 Reconnaissance Aircraft Return to Offutt as Flood Recovery Continues RSS Feed urn:uuid:dd9d6014-c843-3ef0-b715-4a9f6604a0ec Fri, 29 Mar 2019 17:14:14 +0000 Floodwaters submerged part of the base earlier this month. Air Force May Ground Some Bombers, Cut Flight Hours to Fund Base Repairs RSS Feed urn:uuid:31b8aaa7-1af8-7bb5-f2b5-95255db7d486 Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:13:12 +0000 The Air Force has already deferred 61 projects in the U.S. and overseas to find repair money. Navy to Congress: You Need to Let Us Retire Carrier Truman RSS Feed urn:uuid:d736b787-0fbe-2dfc-5719-ad2c5780f16e Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:34:21 +0000 Lawmakers grilled Navy leaders about a plan to send an aircraft carrier into retirement decades early. Textron Delivers Prototype for Army Next-Gen Squad Weapon RSS Feed urn:uuid:067f1ae3-b96a-5456-3ded-fbd71d2e52d8 Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:18:17 +0000 The firm delivered the first AR prototype to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Armaments Center. Sikorsky-Boeing's Futuristic Defiant Rotorcraft Completes First Flight RSS Feed urn:uuid:511d1065-7fef-4085-c461-0f3daea07794 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:13:57 +0000 After just over a year of delays, the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant helicopter has completed its first test flight. 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:8f78db3e-958f-11ba-c74d-5b93efa7b97a 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.