DefenseTech RSS Feed - DefenseTech RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:36 +0000 Feed Informer Aging Navy Destroyers Will Get Radar Upgrades to Counter Threats from China, Russia RSS Feed urn:uuid:bfd874ab-e4cb-93af-d673-2cc065bfa02b Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:54:02 +0000 The Navy is taking a big step toward keeping some of its aging destroyers in the fight. Army Explains Spending Reduction in Modular Handgun System Program RSS Feed urn:uuid:ec7ded5f-53c9-9680-0645-7b651f64be93 Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:40:19 +0000 The U.S. Army plans to spend $6 million on its new Modular Handgun System (MHS) in the proposed fiscal 2020 budget. CSI USMC: Marines Get Upgraded Portable Forensics Labs RSS Feed urn:uuid:5176e5a5-5fe2-4264-2dea-501ad11f6f12 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:36:41 +0000 The Marine Corps is updating the portable forensics lab kit with new technology for identifying potential enemy suspects. Google's Work with China Eroding US Military Advantage, Dunford Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:b6a09937-04e6-f260-0a72-1592a57b2e44 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:57:23 +0000 Dunford said he was concerned that the work Google was doing with China on AI was undermining the U.S military. Army Launches New App to Help Reservists Find Each Other RSS Feed urn:uuid:b941e6d4-c54c-f75c-d97d-824a9c4a0ef6 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:05:54 +0000 U.S. Army Reserve Command launched its first mobile app, designed to allow users to connect with other Reserve members. Air Force Requests Billions to Modernize Crumbling Base Infrastructure RSS Feed urn:uuid:94d48a29-732e-43a4-b231-4db4f80cfdeb Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:24:25 +0000 Dubbed the Air Force infrastructure investment strategy, the service wil lput money toward the effort starting next year. Army Official Previews Timelines for Next-Gen Vehicles, Aircraft RSS Feed urn:uuid:f807d3f2-bd7c-381a-85d3-6cd06a850737 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:38:13 +0000 The U.S. Army may field the first long-range cannons in just three years, Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. Upgrades Aim to Double the Service Life of Marines’ 7-Ton Trucks RSS Feed urn:uuid:7468a3bb-8426-4f65-88d8-c969b5353a23 Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:05:35 +0000 The Marine Corps is hoping to squeeze another two decades of service out of its MTVR tactical workhorse truck. Marine Corps Searching for New Battlefield Communication System RSS Feed urn:uuid:451ca6cf-63ef-9446-47f4-950b5ff16e80 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:43:46 +0000 The system must be capable of providing a "high-bandwidth transmission path used for voice, video and data communications." Air Force Conducts Flight Tests With Subsonic, Autonomous Drones RSS Feed urn:uuid:a9047257-c2b7-e993-9e98-f780f78a3d66 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:33:34 +0000 The Air Force is hitting new milestones with drone technology. KC-46 Tanker Problems Could Delay Retirement of Older KC-135s RSS Feed urn:uuid:5cd402fd-79a4-158a-cf95-75c49fe4f5e6 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:56:35 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is trying to extend the life of 28 of its oldest aerial refueling tankers because of mission demand. MQ-9 Reaper Drone Operations Begin at Polish Air Base RSS Feed urn:uuid:7ed012d6-cff7-69d9-17b0-5350e5409db7 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:08:35 +0000 The 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2 last week activated MQ-9 operations out of Miroslawiec Air Base. Turkey Can't Have Both F-35s and Russian Missile System, NATO Commander Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:c7087461-e7a0-2680-0919-26862179b805 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 19:38:42 +0000 NATO's commander said Turkey shouldn't get F-35s if it also acquires a Russian missile system designed to shoot them down. Air Force Halts Delivery of New KC-46 Tankers over Debris Inside Aircraft RSS Feed urn:uuid:8ff9811c-b3e8-d67c-5f50-44c4b61e842c Fri, 01 Mar 2019 19:58:23 +0000 "The Air Force takes Foreign Object Debris contamination very seriously," a spokeswoman said. Tech Issues Being Addressed as Marines Get First JLTVs, Official Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:8b96d6e1-3786-20d1-5b06-1662d030f543 Wed, 27 Feb 2019 21:27:48 +0000 A Marine Corps official said many of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle's reliability and safety shortcomings have been fixed. Army Refutes Microsoft Employees' Charge that New Awareness Tool is for Killing RSS Feed urn:uuid:bfd85020-c47a-cb4b-d007-23d52bc0aa8a Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:24:38 +0000 Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Tuesday that the service's main mission is to deter conflict. 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.