DefenseTech RSS Feed - DefenseTech RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Feed Informer 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 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. These Hooded Nets Can Conceal Marines from Drones Overhead RSS Feed urn:uuid:a3fa12d0-2368-4f4f-e17c-df40ba11d3d4 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:58:23 +0000 Troops have been testing a new camouflage net they can throw over their heads to conceal themselves from enemy drones. Marines Show Off Augmented Reality Goggles at Modern Day Marine RSS Feed urn:uuid:eaf7bb6c-10b2-1edf-25b6-96f1125e9828 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:56:22 +0000 The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab just finished a rapid capability assessment of a pair of Microsoft goggles. Thousands of Marines Participating in Robotic Target Study RSS Feed urn:uuid:829e7099-04ef-8439-aa84-454cc66cec45 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:58:46 +0000 Humanoid robot targets can move at speeds of up to 11 mph, charge the shooter, and run maneuvers with other robots. Special Ops Troops May Get Their Own Tactical Electric Scooter RSS Feed urn:uuid:6957cea6-3640-1e6e-efeb-02ade75c09fc Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:17:15 +0000 The DS EZ Raider can travel at up to 43 miles per hour on any kind of terrain and is light enough to take on a tandem jump. Troops' New Marksmanship Simulator Will Feature a Mock JLTV RSS Feed urn:uuid:52cf7399-94fc-9f90-3839-0132574d2000 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:27:45 +0000 Soldiers and Marines will soon have the chance to train to take and return simulated fire from a model JLTV. More Than a Decade Later, the Air Force Finally Picks a Huey Replacement RSS Feed urn:uuid:478b2777-79b1-025a-2638-19316d32b028 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:03:48 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has picked Boeing to build the replacement for its UH-1N Huey at a cost of approximately $2.38 billion. Air Force Greenlights T-6 Trainer as Safe to Fly After Recent Crash RSS Feed urn:uuid:1289af2c-d078-d00f-de99-6c4f2d20ce42 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:51:16 +0000 The Air Force has cleared its trainer aircraft to resume ops after a "brief pause" following a recent crash of a T-6. Precision Ship-Landing System Could Be Game-Changer at Bare Airfields RSS Feed urn:uuid:44bfeef1-c8d6-66c2-3378-d84d3e9b01b7 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:19:52 +0000 JPALS could help take the guesswork out of landings at austere airfields with little infrastructure and in bad conditions. Army, Air Force Fielding Drone-Hunting System That Can Fit on a Pickup Truck RSS Feed urn:uuid:cd11ba66-a223-dbc5-2110-37e60eb7b31b Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:25:19 +0000 SRC's Silent Archer counter-UAS technology began to deploy to undisclosed locations overseas with the Army earlier this year. Military's Top Spy: AI May Enhance Tradecraft, Prevent Geopolitical Surprises RSS Feed urn:uuid:b4fe1673-db30-b32a-e5d2-26c487594949 Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:49:28 +0000 Using algorithms to sort through massive amounts of info can take the burden off defense analysts, Lt. Gen. Ashley said. Army Eyeing Strategic Cannon Tech with 1,000-Mile Range RSS Feed urn:uuid:35c4f509-2de3-3537-0ae4-5d8873278597 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:50:03 +0000 Development of long-range precision fires technology is the Army's number one modernization priority. Army Researchers to Track Heat Injuries in Ranger, Airborne Training RSS Feed urn:uuid:7ffcec69-480d-2b89-007a-2e9fee620f12 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:18:06 +0000 Researchers recently began collecting data from 2,000 soldiers in Ranger, Airborne and Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning. General to Army Aviators: 'Quit Apologizing' and Ask for What You Need RSS Feed urn:uuid:8c2e16aa-ef3d-8020-13e2-8224091ef87a Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:45:14 +0000 Retired Gen. James Thurman recently told Army aviation officials they've got to "quit apologizing" to the Pentagon. Navy's F-35C Suffers 1st Major Mishap, Costing Millions in Damages RSS Feed urn:uuid:7c8610ad-a224-e45d-8e2e-3d6233404f4c Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:37:34 +0000 Two Navy fighters were damaged during a refueling exercise off the coast of Virginia late last month, including an F-35C. Army Is Paying Out $35,000 Bonuses to Reduce Apache Pilot Shortage RSS Feed urn:uuid:2a493d68-68bd-183b-32e8-d16b35de4ec1 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:58:09 +0000 The head of the Army aviation said that the service is six years away from reversing its shortage of pilots for the AH-64. F-22 Deemed Too Expensive to Fix for 6 Years Finally Ready to Fly RSS Feed urn:uuid:4946dbb0-c9a4-d2ab-3a5b-e5ee52f0184d Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:54:44 +0000 One of the U.S. Air Force's oldest F-22 Raptors is back out of the hangar and ready to fly again after six years. Army Secretary Wants to Field Hypersonic Weapons in Next 10 Years RSS Feed urn:uuid:51788753-b20f-ddc7-eb85-4f5d2ea7b483 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 21:27:39 +0000 The secretary of the Army wants to accelerate research into hypersonic and other advanced weapons. Next-Gen Tracking Sensor Could Help Avoid Friendly Fire Accidents RSS Feed urn:uuid:8d5a287c-50f3-56f1-2718-394d7ff2e2f7 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:05:51 +0000 There may soon be a new infrared detection sensor on the market that can better scrutinize friendly forces on the ground. Maintenance Mistakes May Have Caused 2017 Navy Helicopter Crash off Guam RSS Feed urn:uuid:57393060-109a-8bb0-a9f0-ce6100622b77 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:20:33 +0000 The helicopter crashed April 27, 2017, while the Dewey was on a deployment to the Western Pacific with another destroyer. F-35 Helmet Bug Means Only Expert Pilots Can Do Night Carrier Landings RSS Feed urn:uuid:d484e0df-68fb-c0ba-aeba-6eca089de080 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:09:18 +0000 The Navy is close to fixing a bug in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter helmet that amounts to a dangerous hindrance for aviators. KC-135 Damaged in Tropical Storm Won't Fly until October, Air Force Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:a88e91e6-8316-858f-39fe-45ef05b533ad Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:20:27 +0000 A KC-135 damaged by Tropical Storm Maria in the Pacific last month will be out of commission until at least October. With New Command, Army Launches Most Sweeping Reorg Effort Since Vietnam RSS Feed urn:uuid:d0fe205d-9da6-e5db-7547-4c52d6f6bdfc Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:23:57 +0000 At the new home of AFC, the Army's uniformed and civilian leadership joined Texas officials to welcome the new command. Total Hydraulic Failure Caused Deadly T-38 Crash in November, Air Force Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:0dee7f0c-da9e-d47d-dee8-cbbb8e176007 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:43:33 +0000 The T-38 had experienced a series of failures in flight before it crashed 12 miles northwest of Laughlin Air Force Base. Army's Chief Buyer: We Have a Need for Speed RSS Feed urn:uuid:12e6074a-1718-e5a0-73c3-8fa8b491e0c7 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:08:49 +0000 The military must make a major technological breakthrough in speed to maintain its edge on future battlefields. 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.