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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Syrian Airstrikes 1st Biden Military Action

Airstrikes Biden

President Joe Biden took his first military action when two US Air Force F-15E aircraft launched seven precision guided munitions Friday that struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups. The airstrikes were in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks. The deadly airstrikes drew criticism from some Democrats in Congress, while key Republicans applauded the move.

100 Top Defense Firms, More Globalized Supply Chain

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The list of the100 top defense firms around the globe as ranked by FY19 performance looks much like it usually does. But some big changes aren’t yet captured in the rankings. Another report finds the number of foreign companies within the US defense supply chain grew over past decade, complicating efforts to reduce security risks.

Coronavirus Cases Spike Among Troops

Coronavirus Cases

The downward trend of COVID-19 cases among DoD-affiliated personnel has ended. Cases spiked 18% over the previous week among all employees and 20% among troops.

DoD Lifts Travel Restrictions in 39 States, 5 Countries

Travel Restrictions

Thirty-nine states and five host nations meet the conditions to lift travel restrictions, according to the Defense Department, subject to the assessment of conditions at individual military installations within these areas. Maryland is one of the states on the list.

Best, Worst States for Military Retirees

Military Retirees

See where Maryland fares on this list of the best and worst states for military retirees.

Military COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

COVID-19 Cases

DefSec Mark Esper says the military is experiencing a lower coronavirus infection rate than the general public, though the number of positive cases continues to go up.

CIO Says Navy IT Networks “Leaking” to Adversaries

Navy IT Networks

The Navy is losing “information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”

Dewey Receives Navy’s New Drone-Fighting Laser Weapon

laser weapon system

The Navy announced that the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Dewey has a new laser weapon onboard, ODIN — Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy. The system was installed last year, but kept under wraps until last week.

Navy Orders 6 More Presidential Helicopters

Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky receives a contract to deliver six new VH-92A presidential helicopters.

Parallels to ’09 Crash of 737Max Predecessor Found

737

A review of the recent crashes to a 2009 crash of the predecessor to Boeing’s 737 Max finds parallels are striking, and also finds design issues and safety assessments noted in a review of the 2009 crash were downplayed or eliminated from the final report.