July 22, 2024

Navy Recruiting Down; Army, Air Force OK

Recruitment

Reversing previous years’ shortfalls, the Army and Air Force are on track to meet recruiting goals this year, but not the Navy. While improving, the Navy hit less than 70% of its recruiting goals for the first half of fiscal 2024.

Aviation Market on Display at Singapore Airshow

More than 110 American companies, high-level officials, and cutting-edge military aircraft were present this week at the three-day Singapore Airshow 2022. The show is the preeminent defense exhibition and biennial international aviation trade show in the Pacific region.

DoD Outlines New Tech Strategies

Tech

The Defense Department outlined its vision for the US military to strengthen its tech superiority amid a global race for technological advantage. The plan includes a list of “critical technology areas” including biotechnology, quantum science, FutureG, trusted AI and autonomy, directed energy weapons and systems, hypersonics, and integrated sensing and cyber.

No Budget Bill? Here’s How It Could Affect the Navy

Recruitment

RADM John Gumbleton this week explained in greater detail the scope of the cuts the US Navy is prepared to make should the service be forced to live without a budget.

Climate Events Cost US Military Billions

DoD’s Climate Risk Analysis says that extreme weather events have cost the US billions of dollars in damage at military bases, and climate change is altering the natural environment in the Arctic and creating a new frontier of geostrategic competition.