November 24, 2017

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

The Next Generation Jammer program has passed its design review during recent testing at NAS Pax River, NAVAIR officials say.

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McConnell Suggests Garland for FBI

Garland

McConnell, refused to schedule hearings last year for Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, now suggests Trump appoint Garland as an apolitical director of the FBI.

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Hawks Seek Repeal of Defense Budget Caps

budget

The heads of the House and Senate armed services committees, armed with 141 lawmaker signatures, call for a repeal of budget caps for defense.

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Concerns Mount Over Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

cyberattacks

The US is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as Russia & China advance their cyber-warfare and cyber-espionage capabilities to challenge the US. Already classified military hardware data has been stolen.

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Trump: Ditch EMALS Catapult System

Trump : Ditch New Catapult Launch System

President Trump said the Navy should abandon its plans for electromagnetic catapults — the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS — for carrier aviation and return to the steam-powered launch and recovery system.

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US to Sell Anti-Radiation Missiles to Australia

anti-radiation missiles

The State Department approves a $138 billion sale of 110 anti-radiation missiles to Australia to arm its Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft. The sale will increase capability in the region to deter threats and strengthen its homeland defense.

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Mattis or Trump Keeping Top DoD Posts Vacant?

war authorization

DefSec Mattis still hasn’t filled top level vacancies in the Pentagon, after more than 100 days of the Trump Administration. A White House official says it’s not the White House’s fault.

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Who’s Buying F-35s And How Many?

F-35s

The US and eight other nations are partnering with Lockheed Martin to develop the F-35 for use by their air forces. Recently, even more countries have expressed an interest in acquiring the fighter jet. Which countries are buying F-35s and how many do they want?

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Marine Corps Wants More Cyber Teams

cybersecurity

USMC Cyberspace Command wants to have 13 fully operational cyber teams. Right now, it has nine teams defending networks and conducting operations in cyberspace.

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Future Battlefield: Soldiers Plus Autonomous Support

autonomous support

How the military acquires and implements new gear determines how soldiers fight next to autonomous support from multiple domains.

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