DefenseTech RSS Feed - DefenseTech RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Feed Informer Army Vice Chief Warns Against Overreliance on Drones RSS Feed urn:uuid:ac2af1b9-b9de-bff8-d399-f80d01a2da7d Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:45:45 +0000 Pave Hawk Replacement Can't Come Too Soon as Maintenance Mounts: GAO RSS Feed urn:uuid:728bde99-e566-60f3-754c-2b64469afa70 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:38:51 +0000 The service plans to replace its primary search-and-rescue helo, but it will take years for new aircraft to reach the fleet. Lockheed Gets $3 Billion Contract for Next-Gen Missile Warning Satellites RSS Feed urn:uuid:44447553-3713-9422-7ea5-7ff8e614bf6d Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:24:40 +0000 The contract, not allows Lockheed to conduct analysis, "design/development, hardware procurement, early manufacturing. Need for New Tech Grows as Air Force's Bird Strike Mission Expands RSS Feed urn:uuid:1fc88aa7-695b-cec8-9f1d-d68b63af7f4b Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:13:01 +0000 Wildlife encounters accounted for 418 of the Air Force's 5,109 Class A, B and C mishaps from 2011-2017, according to a study. Air Force Doubles Down on Hypersonic Weapons Development with 2nd Contract RSS Feed urn:uuid:35cf8c70-5d13-bf48-6d30-2f490c104190 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:14:36 +0000 The move comes after Pentagon officials said in recent months they fear the U.S. may be lagging behind in hypersonics. Air Force Studying Spider Silk for Stronger Body Armor, Parachutes RSS Feed urn:uuid:b84d40cb-466b-008d-4fa7-750254e6e154 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:47:22 +0000 Researchers are looking to arachnids to engineer new synthetic materials that are stronger than Kevlar. Army Cyber Command Could Get New Name to Highlight Capability Range RSS Feed urn:uuid:2d93962f-51f8-6e63-a310-b6eac55d56f1 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:51:37 +0000 Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said the U.S. should avoid the temptation to rely too heavily on cyber. STRATCOM Chief Will 'Die Trying or Kill Somebody' to Get New Helo RSS Feed urn:uuid:e96022aa-5a71-3cb8-849e-14afae383f0c Wed, 01 Aug 2018 19:46:25 +0000 For the head of U.S. Strategic Command, a new helicopter for missile sites is not only a necessity, it's long overdue. China Leaving US Behind on Artificial Intelligence: Air Force General RSS Feed urn:uuid:683d030f-c881-6436-bd10-805b05d83d26 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:23:42 +0000 China's massive investment in artificial intelligence technologies may soon leave the U.S. at a major disadvantage. The Air Force Is Sending a Stealth Fighter to Europe. But Which? RSS Feed urn:uuid:7a66ab9d-7d89-39c6-1b8f-0fd38d59b71b Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:59:06 +0000 One of the U.S. Air Force's fifth-generation stealth fighters will head to Europe before summer's end. Navy's New Amphibs Must Be Ready for a High-Tech Fight, 2-Star Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:b284c242-7463-345b-3ffe-98c67516145e Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:36:19 +0000 The Navy and Marine Corps are on the cusp of changing the way they fight from the sea, a two-star general said this week. Defense Budget Bill May Signal End of JSTARS Recapitalization Effort RSS Feed urn:uuid:9cb93776-0442-668a-00c6-ab2fa58a36f0 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:04:20 +0000 The push to upgrade the JSTARS fleet may be over as both the House and Senate have chosen to ax the recapitalization plan. Lawmakers: Use Cyber Attacks on Countries That Meddle in US Elections RSS Feed urn:uuid:a95f337b-adda-a805-b054-e267812891f5 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:47:51 +0000 The SASC wants the U.S. to launch cyber attacks against any country that tries to disrupt the functioning of our society. Air Force, NASA Work to Make Deep Space Exploration Possible RSS Feed urn:uuid:76eec4da-cd84-f2bd-4529-49ee89bee700 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:19:23 +0000 U.S. scientists are striving toward deep space exploration, and NASA is looking to the U.S. Air Force for help to get there. Marines Test New Drone Swarms a Single Operator Can Control RSS Feed urn:uuid:62a91ca1-da4f-0a18-5c93-9f68e82f4590 Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:23:53 +0000 One Marine could soon dispatch a dozen drones to jam communications and take out targets -- all from a handheld tablet. Red Air Gets a High-Tech Upgrade With Garmin's New Tandem Cockpit RSS Feed urn:uuid:97c8d9c9-c878-45aa-e461-2d0217ae8a7c Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:41:55 +0000 TacAir announced it has begun integrating the Garmin G3000 cockpit on Northrop Grumman's F-5E/F fighter aircraft. US Fighters May Carry StormBreaker Foul-Weather Bomb by Next Year RSS Feed urn:uuid:db551144-28da-fb0b-113c-917bd11b3da8 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:24:59 +0000 Testing for Raytheon’s Stormbreaker precision-guided bomb is "going so well" it may be fielded earlier than expected. Army to Buy Raytheon's Coyote Expendable UAS for Drone-Killing Mission RSS Feed urn:uuid:06904bc2-4655-92ed-e9cc-e397b9ef12ae Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:24:50 +0000 The U.S. Army will buy Raytheon's Coyote drone by the end of the year to take down enemy drones. US Still Hopes to Sway Turkey to Buy Patriot Missiles over S-400 RSS Feed urn:uuid:d89d5b25-2d44-e873-984c-66846a710abd Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:42:37 +0000 While there is no formal deal in place, U.S. officials are still hoping to convince Turkey to buy the Patriot missile system. Fitness App Firm Suspends Feature After Reports Troops' Data Revealed RSS Feed urn:uuid:5a87e771-d20f-8732-a174-7f7ff2efd960 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:25:04 +0000 The company Polar USA has suspended the information sharing feature on its popular fitness app, Polar Flow. Air Force No Longer Spending $10,000 on Toilet Seats, Officials Say RSS Feed urn:uuid:78bc9645-2a31-684b-9879-e866af2f5ff1 Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:10:56 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is 3D printing toilet seat covers for its cargo airlift planes instead of spending $10K to replace them. Bell's V-280 Tiltrotor Will Get Lockheed's New Long-Range Sensors RSS Feed urn:uuid:658e6e53-7a18-3455-98c7-506caa804022 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:21:38 +0000 The Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor system is built to "provide 360-degree awareness around your aircraft via sensors." Big Red One Attacks Foes in Training with New Electronic Warfare Kit RSS Feed urn:uuid:58db6787-4e9d-1082-e3b1-74ba44d1d3ee Fri, 06 Jul 2018 20:17:41 +0000 Soldiers got the chance to attack another unit with the service's first electronic warfare (EW) prototype. Air Force’s $1,200 Coffee Cups Could Last Longer Thanks to 3D Printing RSS Feed urn:uuid:5b3fc263-4a17-c832-ccfc-05916e135db4 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:00:06 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has spent thousands of dollars on cups that can reheat coffee and tea on air refueling tankers. Army Closer to Arming Trucks with High-Energy Lasers RSS Feed urn:uuid:a0964abf-45f0-a581-5e76-f131f24fc020 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:31:38 +0000 The U.S. Army is closer to mounting lasers on vehicles for protection against enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire. Pentagon Memo Grounds Air Force Special Ops Quadcopters RSS Feed urn:uuid:5d85fa4c-bfb1-7376-ad15-b3629bd923eb Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:26:17 +0000 Like the Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force has suspended using commercial off-the-shelf drones following a Pentagon memo. Pilot Concerns Bring Brief Pause to T-6 Operations at Randolph AFB RSS Feed urn:uuid:bfcd5ca7-9f81-f68f-bf7f-88875c1531db Mon, 02 Jul 2018 22:05:35 +0000 T-6 operations took a brief pause at Randolph because pilots were concerned about the aircraft's oxygen generating systems. With Google Out of Maven, DoD Still Wants AI to Sort Surveillance Data RSS Feed urn:uuid:f32fd742-5c34-4aaf-8316-d9bec7a0d483 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:11:29 +0000 U.S. Air Force leaders want to use artificial intelligence systems to sift through collected data. Marines Go Bump In The Night: Bad Driving a Flightline Hazard RSS Feed urn:uuid:e7c0e14e-1f9a-7f3e-304e-ae4c2e3ccd5a Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:36:23 +0000 Marines have a problem in bumping into stuff while towing aircraft, particularly at night. Army: Individual Soldiers Will One Day Control Swarms of Robots RSS Feed urn:uuid:75737d46-c65c-aafd-9653-b216bd76eada Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:57:40 +0000 Army robotics officials are trying to give soldiers the capability to control swarms of air and ground robotic systems. MQ-9B SkyGuardian to Highlight Endurance With Trans-Atlantic Flight RSS Feed urn:uuid:eac8ab7f-71a5-0336-cf28-0c213082cd8a Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:22:27 +0000 The medium-altitude MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone will make its first ever trans-Atlantic flight to the U.K. next month. Army Confirms: These 5 Cities May Host New Futures Command RSS Feed urn:uuid:44a01c56-a3f1-075d-4f5b-eb761f8ae659 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:13:22 +0000 Army officials have been visiting cities that represent centers of innovation to find a home for the Futures Command. Tiltrotor Craft That May Replace Black Hawk Prepares for Test Flight RSS Feed urn:uuid:47e1d1b8-2923-367e-b72f-e6fa62bdb6f6 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:01:07 +0000 A team from Textron Inc. and Bell Helicopter will demonstrate the maneuverability of its experimental V-280 Valor helicopter. After Northrop Pullout, Raytheon Will Make F-35's See-Through Sensor RSS Feed urn:uuid:a78f5a04-f2e6-0b01-b399-6839b9eeaf74 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:29:56 +0000 Lockheed Martin has chosen Raytheon Co. to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's next-generation distributed aperture system. This Heavy-Duty 'Milk Stool' May Save the Air Force Millions RSS Feed urn:uuid:6823d0b9-427e-2bd9-44d6-15663b24e054 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:37:59 +0000 The Air Force Research Laboratory's JFWORX is re-engineering the current milk stool into a 30-pound aluminum version Army Spends $50 Million to Build Autonomous Supply Convoys RSS Feed urn:uuid:fa652a5f-55f9-6e25-2fe9-7a2c914246bb Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:03:52 +0000 The Army has awarded a $49.7 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for autonomous kits to be tested on supply vehicles. No End in Sight for B-1 Grounding as New Emergency Landing Reported RSS Feed urn:uuid:2058d29a-6c52-8ad9-d767-b5ee7aca3600 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:58:24 +0000 The Air Force's fleetwide stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet continues, as news emerges of another emergency landing by a bomber. AFSOC's U-28 Proves Its Value in ISR Mission RSS Feed urn:uuid:359893cb-478e-c462-8b0d-dad5e0885b33 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:12:34 +0000 Officials say special operations forces flying manned intelligence-gathering planes still have a role to play. Chunky New Armored Vehicles From Mantis Look Like Space Buggies RSS Feed urn:uuid:9654bcf3-5e18-7078-4a13-b6c5f375cb54 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:51:02 +0000 An Israel-based company will unveil its new line of highly mobile Mantis armored vehicles at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris. The Military Still Wants a Belly Gun for the V-22 Osprey RSS Feed urn:uuid:8a96f68a-55b0-55a6-4d39-c28479e18c8a Wed, 30 May 2018 14:35:59 +0000 For years, officials have wanted a forward firing gun under the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey's belly. This Performance Bar Could Keep Recruits from Breaking Bones in Basic RSS Feed urn:uuid:6b6c8340-dcc9-c5d9-7627-3e70c2ca5cd6 Tue, 29 May 2018 21:06:33 +0000 Recruits with a more sedentary background have seen rising injury levels, an official said. Here's How the Air Force Plans to Recruit Teenage Gamers RSS Feed urn:uuid:5530b2af-0c40-0486-d70d-91a13ce6139d Fri, 25 May 2018 21:18:43 +0000 Forget the Xbox. The U.S. Air Force wants kids to play a game to help it locate future airmen. Advanced Super Hornet, F-35 Face Stealth Dilemma RSS Feed urn:uuid:f3066a63-ddb2-69fd-29b0-1638f87b9417 Thu, 24 May 2018 20:09:04 +0000 The Navy is expanding its F-35 and Super Hornet fleets, but the two aircraft can't communicate without compromising stealth. Army May Have to Rely on Simulators to Train for Future Urban Combat RSS Feed urn:uuid:ecd61195-ded5-d2c1-2e3b-31759bc3c97e Wed, 23 May 2018 19:28:05 +0000 The head of Army Training and Doctrine Command said the service will have to use high-tech simulations to prepare soldiers. Marines Want New Skis, Not New Ski Boots RSS Feed urn:uuid:a30aa405-3e48-f6a8-550e-1ca04f42a2ed Tue, 22 May 2018 20:55:21 +0000 The Marine Corps recently announced it will soon search the market for a new ski system that does not require a new ski boot. Social Media Photos Raise Questions About B-1 Emergency Landing RSS Feed urn:uuid:f2fa3b37-8ae3-b234-b2f0-f2ebddec2e48 Mon, 21 May 2018 21:27:18 +0000 Photos show a missing ceiling hatch, leading to speculation an in-flight ejection was attempted. C-17 Globemaster Makes 1st Airdrop in Afghanistan in More Than a Year RSS Feed urn:uuid:9ed7ca0a-f717-2070-b7cc-d53ff281377c Fri, 18 May 2018 19:35:46 +0000 The cargo airlifter, based out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, made a drop over Southern Afghanistan on May 10. Proposed Cannon Would Turn the B-1 Bomber into a Gunship RSS Feed urn:uuid:23804a38-ae84-e6bd-3281-c0bafc244f40 Thu, 17 May 2018 16:09:35 +0000 Boeing has been granted a patent for a cannon to enhance the aircraft's ability to take on more close-air support roles.