August 9, 2020

Soldiers Seek Fighter-Pilot Goggles

fighter-pilot goggles

The Army’s FY21 budget calls for fighter pilot-like situational awareness, augmented reality, do-it-all goggles for nearly half of all close combat forces, from infantry to scouts and engineers — that’s more than 40,000 by next year.

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20 Top Hackers- the Good & the Bad

top hackers

Some are collectives, some work for the good, some just invented a simple code, some are very bad: Here’s the list of the 20 top hackers — good and bad — who have changed the cybersecurity landscape forever.

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DefSec: Here’s How Navy Reaches 355-Ship Fleet

355-ship fleet

DefSec Mark Esper says he is committed to a bigger, but much lighter, naval force. He lays out the steps on how the Navy can reach the 355-ship fleet goal.

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DoD Offering Support During Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus

The Pentagon has identified military installations that can provide housing for quarantined passengers traveling to the US through 11 major airports screening for the coronavirus from China. The list includes Joint Base Anacostia for passengers traveling through Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

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Pax Test Syncs Manned & Unmanned Growlers

growlers

The Navy test wing at NAS Patuxent River tested the technology allowing F/A-18 Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to perform combat missions with unmanned systems.

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F-35 Called Safe, Despite Wrong Bolts

F-35 bolts

DoD’s acquisition chief says the F-35 fleet is safe to fly, despite an unknown number of under-strength bolts in critical areas of the jet. Neither the Pentagon nor Lockheed know how many aircraft are affected.

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MD Sites on List of Locations Where Agent Orange Was Stored, Tested

Agent Orange

A new list released by the Defense Department shows locations outside Vietnam where herbicides like Agent Orange were tested and stored. Five sites in Maryland were on the list.

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DoD F-35 Report: Hundreds of Deficiencies, 13 ‘Must-Fix’ Problems

DoD F-35 Report

A DoD annual report says the F-35 has hundreds of unresolved deficiencies and new problems are being discovered regularly. There’s a long list of issues that should be resolved, including 13 described as Category 1 “must-fix” items.

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UK Welcomes Huawei 5G

Huawei

The United Kingdom gives Huawei the go-ahead to build parts of the country’s 5G network, at a crucial time in the broader fight for tech supremacy between the US and China.

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Two Known Dead in E-11A Crash

Reports coming out of the Monday crash of a US Air Force E-11A surveillance aircraft in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan indicate two service members were killed in the crash and that no other individuals were aboard the aircraft.

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