DefenseTech RSS Feed - DefenseTech RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Feed Informer The Air Force's Light Attack Search Won't Yield a New A-10. Here's Why RSS Feed urn:uuid:14f2a88b-9901-df68-143f-efd5b6f585bd Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:26:20 +0000 Lawmakers have been pressing the U.S. Air Force the last few weeks about its light attack program. Marines Release Specifications for New Mega-Drone RSS Feed urn:uuid:25772c76-256b-57be-21c9-12c71cbc2f1f Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:28:19 +0000 MUX would carry all the weapons on an F-35B, fly at 30,000 feet, and provide key command-and-control capabilities. Navy 'Fully Invested' in Futuristic Railgun, Top Officer Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:0fa22ca3-f1d0-e9e1-d8a1-b8a19b2679b5 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:50:20 +0000 Richardson was responding to a question from Rep. Tim Ryan, who expressed concern about the railgun weapon. Marine Leaders Don't Want New Tech to Weigh Grunts Down RSS Feed urn:uuid:eb1525c7-db57-486e-d3dc-ca9a3b05cb3f Tue, 06 Mar 2018 20:20:46 +0000 Keep it small, keep it simple. It's what Marine Corps leaders industry to keep in mind when making tech for grunts. Marines Partner with Tech Firm to Design Unmanned Resupply Vehicles RSS Feed urn:uuid:d81eaae3-a632-0e46-8a11-4907dee45337 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:24:47 +0000 The Marine Corps has partnered with a San Francisco-based firm to design a new unmanned cargo delivery vehicle. Lockheed Predicts Record-Setting Readiness Rates Soon for F-35 RSS Feed urn:uuid:6c5a5cc8-4835-588f-b009-8f5c71d13e34 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:40:18 +0000 Jeff Babione said the reliability of the first batches of aircraft aren't as high as in lots 6 and beyond. Coast Guard to Publish RFP for First Heavy Icebreaker in 40 Years RSS Feed urn:uuid:65e6a0e8-1605-7d32-0fa5-3787f08ee272 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:55:55 +0000 Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the service now has the backing of Congress and the White House. Lawmakers: Military's Space Corps Could Launch Within 3 Years RSS Feed urn:uuid:03b8057c-2545-ce10-17c8-21a0d5f64e64 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:47:30 +0000 The "Space Corps" debate continues, with lawmakers pushing harder than ever to convince the Air Force. 'Drop It on Their Heads': StratCom's Launch-Phase Missile Defense Plan RSS Feed urn:uuid:999dd07f-8e88-b925-afd5-04f3d5e2e3f7 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:59:23 +0000 The nation needs directed-energy weapons to take out enemy missiles on launch, the head of StratCom says. MQ-9 Reaper Getting New Multirole Missions as MQ-1 Retirement Nears RSS Feed urn:uuid:9120b462-5d8d-d689-5f67-e10ecfad29f5 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:47:34 +0000 Officials are sending out the MQ-9 for a new, tailored multi-role mission to strike Taliban targets in Afghanistan. Marines at Miramar Can Soon Get Rides in a Driverless Vehicle Shuttle RSS Feed urn:uuid:004e6d20-4129-9390-060a-315f58123029 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:06:47 +0000 Two driverless electric 15-passenger vans will be programmed to make stops at Miramar's most popular locations. Mattis’ Pet Peeve: Calling Drones 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' RSS Feed urn:uuid:c804cd86-35a0-ec09-7984-2aef0f01372e Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:39:37 +0000 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis can't stand the term "unmanned aerial vehicle." Marines' Self-Flying Helicopter Kit a Finalist for Top Aviation Award RSS Feed urn:uuid:2438882c-37c4-ebe4-57ec-2f895719e2bd Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:19:37 +0000 The AACUS program is up for the 2017 Robert J. Collier trophy, awarded by the National Aeronautic Association. Russia and China Racing to Get Satellite Jammers, Report Finds RSS Feed urn:uuid:fb1bbc8a-ccb1-d022-eb06-4a7e5263aa1d Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:03:45 +0000 Weapons capable of jamming or destroying U.S. satellites will reach initial operational capability in the next few years. Some T-6s Will Fly Next Week to Test Maintenance Technique: General RSS Feed urn:uuid:251df638-1959-7c95-4966-0279655abba7 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:26:08 +0000 The Air Force is giving the green light to launch at least 24 flights of the T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft next week Future Marine Infantry Units May Have PSYOP Capabilities, More Snipers RSS Feed urn:uuid:90416719-c8b1-4343-f0df-c8a2d575588f Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:38:33 +0000 The infantry unit of the future is sophisticated, with robust intelligence and reconnaissance capabilities. Future Budget to Stress Lethality over Force End Strength: Mattis RSS Feed urn:uuid:7ae0b20e-f8a3-63a6-1977-94a437acc85e Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:41:14 +0000 The next military budget will stress lethality over the size of the force. Air Force Readies Competition to Re-Wing A-10s RSS Feed urn:uuid:e4032594-c41d-ebba-7bb5-018bfffedafd Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:25:18 +0000 The service is requesting that defense companies submit ideas on how best to develop new wings for the A-10 fleet, Military Dune Buggy Now Has an Optionally Manned Variant RSS Feed urn:uuid:08e2092e-1c55-970d-9286-0b822ae0627a Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:05:43 +0000 The MRZR X made its debut at the AUVSI unmanned systems show near Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Mattis' About-Face: He Now Supports ICBMs as Part of Nuclear Triad RSS Feed urn:uuid:3329d894-e308-9124-e8bd-c36e323c3e2b Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:50:15 +0000 Mattis said he was once a skeptic about maintaining ICBMs in the nuclear triad, but he has changed his mind. Mattis: There Is No Such Thing as a 'Tactical' Nuke RSS Feed urn:uuid:78160f2e-df4a-71d8-22b9-f8e3ea71fe9d Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:58:17 +0000 Defense Secretary Mattis said new low-yield nuclear weapons would be bargaining chips for arms deals. New Software Will Prevent F-35 Pilots from Flying into the Ground RSS Feed urn:uuid:e9db82dc-5348-b4a2-7895-87712c837067 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:39:38 +0000 The military's F-35 is about to get a new technology that will prevent pilots from flying into the ground by mistake. Army to Test First Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021 RSS Feed urn:uuid:5a32571e-7050-cf0c-9f82-ebb32e8c61f8 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:34:21 +0000 The U.S. Army is planning on testing the first prototypes of the Robotic Combat Vehicle by 2021. US Losing Its Advantage in Race for Hypersonic Technology: Selva RSS Feed urn:uuid:bb8bb35d-0356-f127-5a40-5bb99ef192a4 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:08:38 +0000 Did the U.S. military miss its window of opportunity to beat out adversaries in hypersonics development? Cyber Attack Wouldn't Merit Nuclear Strike: Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman RSS Feed urn:uuid:cd41ccd1-7d14-a37d-2eb4-912dd7d9f7f4 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:21:08 +0000 A cyber attack on U.S. infrastructure would not warrant a nuclear strike, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs said. Marine Corps Wants Reaper Drone to Provide Overwatch for Helmand RSS Feed urn:uuid:48d62f94-15c7-b778-7d81-c97c1dc4be78 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:25:15 +0000 The MQ-9 reaper can carry and deploy ordnance, meaning it could be used to conduct strikes as well as to conduct intelligence. Russia Deploys More S-400 Missile Systems to Syria RSS Feed urn:uuid:7621406c-0b50-814b-9b6b-d17bb0df3af6 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:39:06 +0000 Two mobile missile batteries have been delivered to Khmeimim air base in Latakia province. Orbital ATK Gears Up for Launch of 'Hatchet' Smart Munition RSS Feed urn:uuid:da624e95-a913-39f9-f51c-11cf96bd4355 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:30:07 +0000 A small, GPS- and laser-guided precision glide weapon could make its way to the battlefield in a few years. A-10s Return to Afghanistan as Air Campaign Heats Up RSS Feed urn:uuid:3aae3935-a718-cc12-ae9a-d4ebf6b4968d Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:55:38 +0000 The A-10s flew their first mission within 24 hours of landing at Kandahar Airfield. The Marine Corps Wants to Make Cyber More Like Special Ops RSS Feed urn:uuid:0d199d0a-98f0-081e-95e0-ebfd0d7d46d6 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:36:31 +0000 Marine leaders have been vocal about their desire to build more cyber capabilities into the force. After Collisions, Lawmaker Presses Navy to Specialize Surface Forces RSS Feed urn:uuid:c9a4f491-b026-24b1-8347-70ffc01e1097 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:45:56 +0000 A lawmaker is calling on the Navy to consider adopting a specialization model of its surface officers. Army Tests Secure Wi-Fi for Future Battlefield RSS Feed urn:uuid:13fbddb2-3a23-8e44-920b-a5afd53f0c0f Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:23:10 +0000 The U.S. Army field-tested Secure Wi-Fi technology in an effort to keep pace with the world of battlefield communications. Army Chief Wants Robotic Vehicles, AI for Future Battles RSS Feed urn:uuid:f6196f79-ffae-2b7c-3b93-eb8b38e769a4 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:05:57 +0000 Gen. Mark Milley said future combat vehicles and helicopters will need to serve in both manned and unmanned roles. B-52s to Replace B-1Bs for Latest Bomber Rotation in the Pacific RSS Feed urn:uuid:ed9dac13-f4d5-6c3f-23e4-a2f9feb0422a Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:21:53 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is deploying six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 300 airmen from Barksdale AFB. This Unmanned Rolls Royce Ship Concept Could Launch Drone Choppers RSS Feed urn:uuid:dbb87850-e54c-b00d-f262-ad36cf4202c3 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:24:37 +0000 Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said unmanned systems may be a key to the Navy’s goal of a 355-ship fleet. US Denies Role in Drone Swarm Attack on Russian Air Base RSS Feed urn:uuid:7cea4905-273f-d480-028f-a7875f9eb994 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:09:35 +0000 Gen. Joseph Dunford called his Russian counterpart following a swarm drone attack on a Russian air base in Syria. Pentagon Mum on Missing Satellite RSS Feed urn:uuid:d71b611d-e0de-d7e3-c1ff-bb6590a00c63 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:41:46 +0000 Officials remained tight-lipped about a satellite that could be somewhere in orbit -- or crashed into the sea. 'Not a Truck': Future Amphibs May Carry Fewer Marines, More Lethality RSS Feed urn:uuid:44a9b517-94ae-cad6-c390-50c19c58a46c Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:05:56 +0000 The days of treating amphibious ships like shuttle buses that get Marines to the fight are over. Is SpaceX or Northrop to Blame for Lost Spy Satellite? RSS Feed urn:uuid:d1f8248a-b84a-796f-cfaa-22af5e3ac310 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:25:03 +0000 While the launch was deemed successful, the payload failed to reach orbit. SpaceX to Launch Military's Secret 'Zuma' Payload RSS Feed urn:uuid:90e3fe6c-68b3-c4f2-0416-0ff63bba41ae Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:52:21 +0000 SpaceX will launch a secret military payload, code-name Zuma, this weekend on a Falcon 9 rocket. This Logistics Battalion Is the Marine Corps' Next Experimental Unit RSS Feed urn:uuid:68db65e8-423f-958f-f40a-9ad0b31e8157 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:48:47 +0000 Combat Logistics Battalion 8, out of Camp Lejeune, will be the next designated experimental unit for the Marine Corps. Houthi Troops Celebrate With Captured Navy Underwater Drone in Video RSS Feed urn:uuid:63663ad0-f290-7b7c-c4c5-0836afd83a57 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:25:35 +0000 A video has surfaced showing the Houthi Navy celebrating what appears to be a captured U.S. Navy underwater drone. 'Saving Guys on the Ground': A-10 Documentary Shows Stunning Mission RSS Feed urn:uuid:c0a601cd-150d-7b99-1a91-61fcdf6f3da5 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:20:18 +0000 Check out some stunning footage from the 2014 mini-documentary "Grunts in the Sky: The A-10 in Afghanistan." The Top 10 Defense Tech Posts of 2017 RSS Feed urn:uuid:b5eb9cad-919b-4178-c64a-1af32d3d3a45 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:41:38 +0000 Check out the biggest military technology stories of 2017 from Defense Tech.