June 18, 2018

Russia Is Jamming US Drones in Syria

US drones

Russian jamming of small US drones in Syria is having an impact on American military operations.

Self-Driving Cars in Terrorists’ Future Also

self-driving cars

The future is bright for self-driving cars, but credible reports out of Finland show terrorist groups considering how autonomous vehicles can replace suicide bombers and conduct ramming attacks.

NAVAIR Hosts CH-53K Test Flight

CH-53K Test Flight

NAVAIR says the CH-53K King Stallion flew a 90-minute, first-of-its-kind, orientation test flight Nov. 7 at NAS Patuxent River for an Israeli Air Force official.

Japan Struggles to Accept Osprey Role After Recent Crash

Osprey

Despite strong local concerns about the safety of the US V-22 Ospreys at Okinawa, the Japanese Defense Ministry describes the aircraft as imperative for Japan’s defense.

US Strikes Hit ISIS Leaders in Syria & Libya

MQ-9 Reaper

Crediting a Reaper drone with killing an ISIS executioner in Syria the Pentagon also confirms an airstrike likely took out a top ISIS official in Libya.

Senate Passes 2015 Spending Bill

The $1.1 trillion 2015 spending bill approved by the Senate over the weekend funds most of the federal government through the next fiscal year.

Young Veterans Elected to Congress

American flag

Congress will include the largest class of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans next year, although the overall number of veteran lawmakers continues to decline.

Navy to Update Maritime Strategy

H-53E Sea Dragon

The Navy will release a new version of their global maritime strategy document to face new factors including China’s navy, cybersecurity and budget cuts.

Pentagon Addresses Climate Change

A new DoD report states that climate change will affect the Pentagon’s ability to “defend the nation” and “poses immediate risks to US national security.”

Iraq Airstrikes Ineffectual

Valiant Shield Harpoon

Islamic fighters hide in urban areas to elude the airstrikes and are succeeding in taking new territory.