December 19, 2018

Wrecked Plane Thought to Be 1940-50s Navy Aircraft

An Eastern Shore TV station news helicopter discovered what appears to be a crashed plane in the waters of Wroten Island in Dorchester County. The wreck site is surrounded by trees and marsh, so the only visibility is from above. A Navy underwater archaeologist believes the aircraft is from the 1940s or ’50s. It has NATC on the tail portion, according to the report.

US Cyber Offensive to Protect Midterms from Russian Interference

cyber offensive

The US Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to deter the spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work.

Lives Depend on Sailors Ready to Fight

ready to fight

If the Navy’s going to win the next war against a great or rising power, America’s chief petty officers must prepare deck-plate sailors to be ready to fight. Message from ADM John Richardson: Prepare yourselves and your sailors now because all of your lives depend on it.

Lawmakers Want Large-Scale DoD Cyber Exercise

DoD cyber workers

Congress is requiring the Department of Defense to conduct a large-scale exercise gaming response to a national cyber incident.

Pentagon Creates New Joint AI Office

Pentagon Creates New Joint AI Office

A new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center at the Pentagon will have oversight over almost all service and defense agency AI efforts.

MQ-4C Triton Officially Put Into Service

MQ-4C Triton

The MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime System high-altitude long-endurance UAV has been officially put into service with Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, Calif. VP-19 now has two Triton UAVs.

Japan’s Air Force Deploys First F-35

Japan's Air Force

The Japanese air force has deployed its first operational F-35 at Misawa Air Base.

F-35s Made for Modern Electronic Warfare

F-35

An analysis of the F-35 finds the joint strike fighter an excellent fit into the demands of modern electronic warfare.

Fort Meade Breaks Ground on Cyberspace Facility

A groundbreaking is scheduled today, Nov. 2, 2017, for a cyberspace facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan will give the keynote address.

F-35 Getting Closer to Combat Readiness

F-35C Combat Readiness

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is getting closer to full combat readiness, as pilots continue to test the jet in challenging environments.