DefenseTech RSS Feed - DefenseTech RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Feed Informer After Carrier Ford's Elevators Failed, the Navy Is Building a New Test Site RSS Feed urn:uuid:eb775c69-6d70-5b1b-08a1-8d546df59365 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:51:25 +0000 "In a perfect world -- and hindsight is 20/20 -- we would've built this back in probably 2008 and not today." Army Taps Raytheon to Build Enhanced Radios for Black Hawks, Apaches RSS Feed urn:uuid:b4804f0d-a223-76c8-e8d9-29519b7109be Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:46:26 +0000 ARC-231A are "software-defined" so they can be rapidly updated without requiring the radio to be removed from the aircraft. A Navy Ship Sailed to Hawaii and Back With No One on Board RSS Feed urn:uuid:25429b96-e7f0-17a5-4b0c-5a569f0f582a Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:53:27 +0000 When the Navy christened the Sea Hunter in 2016, officials said it could change the nature of U.S. maritime operations. Army to Buy $39.6 Million Worth of Pocket-Sized Drones RSS Feed urn:uuid:7f3f3fcd-dd79-c47e-e152-fd0e1f11b999 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:54:30 +0000 Soldiers can use the onboard camera to look around corners in urban areas or recon unfamiliar terrain. Pentagon Wants to Use AI to Predict the Next Wildfire or Earthquake RSS Feed urn:uuid:670d53e3-de3b-ae05-a7ae-f7006fedb13b Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:27:47 +0000 Officials unveiled the Trump administration's new effort to streamline the use and development of AI for homeland security. One of Navy's Nuclear War Contingency Aircraft Damaged in Hangar Incident RSS Feed urn:uuid:a887378c-f554-d3fb-abc5-9b5e4eb3e699 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:47:55 +0000 A plane being towed out of a hangar clipped the structure, leading to what could amount to millions of dollars in repairs. Pentagon Still Questioning How Smart to Make Its Drone Swarms RSS Feed urn:uuid:a9b1cef0-25ee-c104-ab0a-d878b135f4a3 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:01:30 +0000 Multiple efforts to develop drone-swarming technology are now underway inside the Defense Department. Navy Takes Out Drone in Groundbreaking Test for Supercarrier Gerald R. Ford RSS Feed urn:uuid:072b9e66-5011-f911-39a2-f72508e82e87 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:21:28 +0000 The Navy got a step closer to getting the first ship in its new class of aircraft carriers ready for combat missions. New Hypoxia Sensor Aims to Make Military Trainer Aircraft Safer RSS Feed urn:uuid:380db707-d396-c88a-0281-be8624832e91 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:02:27 +0000 A new helmet-based sensor that can read human biometrics alongside an aircraft's cockpit pressure levels just hit the market. Marines' Classic Hornet Jets to Get Upgraded Radar RSS Feed urn:uuid:63b76b90-519c-90ea-3cda-16cbf6b8d3ff Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:24:06 +0000 The U.S. Marine Corps' F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter fleet is getting a radar upgrade. Marine Corps Awards Contract for LAV Fleet Upgrade RSS Feed urn:uuid:9f121759-603c-ee8d-a290-f0d26d34816e Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:56:56 +0000 The Jan. 4 contract procured 60 hardware kits for the Light Armored Vehicle Reset Program. Navy First Service to Test Smartphone Access to Personnel Records RSS Feed urn:uuid:233f9670-0208-d24a-6438-892e24f0ae54 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:17:48 +0000 The app eventually will allow sailors to read records and put in orders and leave requests. Air Force Sends B-2 Stealth Bombers to Hawaii for Exercises RSS Feed urn:uuid:ec23ea5e-759b-6eb0-4e57-ca669d01d1ce Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:06:19 +0000 Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and more than 200 airmen landed this week at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Army Looking at AI-Controlled Weapons to Counter Enemy Fire RSS Feed urn:uuid:70712ed3-6e26-3f2b-baff-f6a7768ebe75 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:54:40 +0000 Until now, the military has required a human to be in the decision-making process for when to use deadly force. Army Asks Industry to Build Muzzle Brakes for New Long-Range Artillery RSS Feed urn:uuid:f3f745ef-f9da-af18-aee3-d67074a52b05 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 21:17:12 +0000 The service wants its extended-reach cannon to have lighter muzzle brakes. US Advise-and-Assist Missions Erode Leadership Skills, Army General Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:27ca637a-abf3-c339-b462-7e21c4092f91 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 21:52:08 +0000 Gen. Stephen Townsend, TRADOC commander, said he is "troubled" that many young leaders don't believe in Army Mission Command. Navy's F-35C on Track to Be Combat Ready Next Month RSS Feed urn:uuid:626b1bd0-819e-da3a-ea65-a73d88367b56 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:57:59 +0000 The U.S. Navy is on track to reach critical milestones and declare its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters ready for combat next month. Google Artificial Intelligence Specialists May Help Military Pilots Breathe Better RSS Feed urn:uuid:1e18b3f6-a09d-001a-497d-ad2866db7fc0 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:57:31 +0000 A team of experts recently held a day-long event to trade ideas on how best to curb hypoxia-like events. New Army Tech Connects Commanders with Deployed Units RSS Feed urn:uuid:76f3ca83-b738-f927-7c2f-dd76f1a96349 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:28:52 +0000 The Army is developing tactical software that will allow commanders to communicate effectively with forward-deployed units. Navy Pushes Hypersonic Weapon Plan as Putin Boasts He Already Has Them RSS Feed urn:uuid:02ba7fce-e35d-de7b-cf07-7c8bb48c95cf Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:26:49 +0000 John Richardson listed the Navy's intention to "develop and field an offensive hypersonic weapon by 2025" as a top priority. Laser Weapons Are Future for Missile Defense, Space, Expert Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:1ae0cf7d-af8f-3540-1845-6e533e2ded29 Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:16:11 +0000 The Pentagon has just a few years to decide whether it wants to invest heavily in the new technology. Navy: Maintenance Backlogs Improving Despite Long Waits for Submarines RSS Feed urn:uuid:5f552688-5a3e-dc0d-fe80-fd566da7f782 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:28:22 +0000 Navy officials sought to reassure lawmakers that the service's backlog for ship and submarine maintenance is improving. Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant Helicopter Won't Fly This Year: Officials RSS Feed urn:uuid:e8f477fd-ccee-4531-b1c8-fe80fc0316b8 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:23:32 +0000 The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant helicopter program will miss its first scheduled tests due to "minor technical issues." Coast Guard Commandant Boosts Plan to Outfit Cutters with ScanEagle Drones RSS Feed urn:uuid:21522119-bb2a-4288-46ee-c08c11142ccc Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:48:15 +0000 Sea trials have proven the worth of having ScanEagle aircraft aboard Coast Guard cutters. SecNav Voices Support for Space Agency, Offensive Cyber Ops RSS Feed urn:uuid:eb2db843-4cf9-9d3c-b3ee-55fdbb46b6f2 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:31:46 +0000 Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer pledged his support Thursday for an organization dedicated to space operations. Lawmakers Question Pentagon's Strategy Focusing on Russia, China RSS Feed urn:uuid:186db105-c4a9-f219-5cbc-f4d10900c389 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:36:53 +0000 Senators voiced concern that the Pentagon's new defense strategy could hurt the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan. Army Tests Handheld Device for Detecting Liquid Chemical Agents RSS Feed urn:uuid:4f97be2d-a274-5241-3ba1-b4fd827d0ff8 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:24:48 +0000 U.S. Army research officials have developed a new, handheld chemical agent detector that can "taste" suspicious liquids. BRRRT with Surround Sound: A-10 May Get New 3D Audio System RSS Feed urn:uuid:7b4e1507-5041-ac7a-4b24-d2676336b6da Wed, 21 Nov 2018 20:07:29 +0000 The U.S. Air Force may soon finalize how many surround-sound audio systems it will retrofit into the A-10 Thunderbolt II. No Grounding for T-38 Fleet After 5th Crash in 12 Months, Air Force Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:23dcdfa3-a20c-d4a3-e7d1-06ba790b1880 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:28:14 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has not paused flights for its T-38 Talon trainer fleet despite a series of crashes in the last 12 months. Report Blames F-22 Belly Skid on Human Error RSS Feed urn:uuid:4bc2bdab-0f0e-59f6-20fb-d95f3c029e5d Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:38:25 +0000 Investigators attributed the accident largely to human error with a number of factors at play. All F-22s Have Now Left Tyndall, Air Force Secretary Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:3727cf59-9f53-ed66-1b9c-2508ded4b3ef Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:46:05 +0000 All the F-22 Raptors that were left behind at Tyndall Air Force Base during Hurricane Michael have moved. Pentagon Nuclear Recap Programs May Slow with Democrats in House RSS Feed urn:uuid:d216112a-8bc7-75ee-3319-4e05d45a16d6 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:24:14 +0000 The Democrats' takeover of the lower chamber may create aggressive oversight of nuclear programs in development. Coast Guard May Want In on Future Vertical Lift Program RSS Feed urn:uuid:9546b9c3-a3b0-b467-559a-37b22241fc76 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:00:40 +0000 The U.S. Coast Guard is watching how the Pentagon handles its Future Vertical Lift helicopter program over the next decade. FAA Tightens Drone Restrictions Near High-Security Navy Submarine Bases RSS Feed urn:uuid:b933b8e0-dd62-ffc9-5a89-0dd1281bc372 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:40:57 +0000 The Federal Aviation Administration is warning amateur drone pilots that flying their aircraft near sub bases is a no-go. Marines Want Crowd-Control Laser That Can Yell at People 1,000 Yards Away RSS Feed urn:uuid:83194ff3-80b7-22e1-bb27-6374da5d2bbe Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:26:52 +0000 The Marine Corps wants small business owners' help in developing a new non-lethal laser system. Could Pulling Out of Nuke Treaty Create Opportunities for the Army? RSS Feed urn:uuid:efccdd85-fab7-13dc-b556-1dc77bc8ab37 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 18:22:46 +0000 Army officials are confident they can add more range to the Precision Strike Missile if the U.S. pulls out of the INF treaty. Air Force Ends Purchase of Pricey Coffee Cups After Senator Complains RSS Feed urn:uuid:1eb284e4-1806-2f86-3688-62103a55de83 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 21:58:28 +0000 Officials said that leaders have instructed units they've entered a "do not order until further notice" on hot cups. No Move to Speed Up New Nuclear Cruise Missile Development RSS Feed urn:uuid:a8aa334c-0444-4f2a-1220-9ba8f2ed891d Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:35:44 +0000 The LRSO will replace the AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile according to a top executive who oversees part of the program. Army Wants to Use Robots to Help Conduct Precision Strikes on the Enemy RSS Feed urn:uuid:9bc10cd7-8cd1-9833-dac3-f273c4782773 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:44:17 +0000 Army officials are hoping that experts in non-military robotics can find new ways for combat units to defeat the enemy. Army Wants Portable Device for Deactivating Enemy Weapons Systems RSS Feed urn:uuid:ce10b4ee-011c-12cc-fdc5-d5b1462031fe Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:50:11 +0000 It wants a non-lethal weapon to knock out remote weapon stations on enemy vehicles without endangering nearby civilians. Army Moves Closer to 70-Kilometer Artillery with New Rocket-Assisted Round RSS Feed urn:uuid:8c88fba7-5af9-1925-ac7e-eae18e83f163 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:23:26 +0000 The service is inching closer to the its short-term goal of developing a 155-millimeter cannon that will shoot out to 70kms. Army Wants Bradley Replacement to Vastly Outgun the Enemy RSS Feed urn:uuid:ed533c42-7305-fae9-6a7f-5622b2f4fbbb Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:04:09 +0000 The Army hopes to field its first Next-Generation Combat Vehicle in 2025. Soldiers to Get Advanced Virtual Training Tools Next Year, Army Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:3b8dd1b8-9342-4650-bd7f-c3e9e27ce9f7 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:48:06 +0000 The U.S. Army is gearing up to launch the first iterations of its new virtual reality simulators. Army Begins Field Testing Remotely Operated Weapon Station on Strykers RSS Feed urn:uuid:02ff5292-c7b7-d95c-d99f-7085668eb177 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:13:53 +0000 The Army has begun field testing the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station-Javelin atop its Stryker vehicles in Europe. B-2 Bombers Train With F-22s, Complete First Deployment to Hawaii RSS Feed urn:uuid:c1d683e4-7e1e-b5a6-3f0e-eb5411656a22 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:56:15 +0000 The training gave pilots a sense of how the stealth aircraft will pair in a high-threat environment. New 'Navy Sustainment System' Aims to Improve Aircraft Readiness RSS Feed urn:uuid:c1e9d6f3-e753-f526-7bc3-69568ace2ba6 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:39:15 +0000 The U.S. Navy has a new initiative to increase the reliability of its aging aircraft while improving its readiness level. More F-35 Joint Strike Fighters May Soon Be Headed to Eglin Air Force Base RSS Feed urn:uuid:a0099c17-8a9e-31fc-0fcb-a5993716b0a8 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 22:27:31 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is weighing the addition of another F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadron at Eglin Air Force Base. Marines to Ramp Up Tests on Hearing Protection Troops Might Actually Wear RSS Feed urn:uuid:96e4d40f-ac97-0d1f-fbac-b27cf5072cd1 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 20:46:52 +0000 The devices meant to protect Marines' hearing can sometimes dull their senses, leaving some to ditch the gear altogether.