DefenseTech RSS Feed - DefenseTech RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Feed Informer 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. 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.