February 4, 2023

Ukraine ‘Fantastic Case Study’ in Information Warfare, Says General

cyber offensive

US Marine Corps commandant GEN David Berger said the past four months of war in Ukraine has been a “fantastic case study” in information warfare. “If you can manage information, you can actually gain an advantage,” he said.

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.

F-35C Completes First Deployment

The first-ever operational deployment of an F-35C Joint Strike Fighter squadron returned home this week. The Carrier Air Wing 2 with the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson Strike Group worked with a detachment of CMV-22 Ospreys as the carrier onboard delivery aircraft, two additional EA-18G Growlers and one additional E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for “seamless integration.”

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

Budget

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.

Navy Football Uniforms Pay Homage to Super Hornet

Naval aviation is the inspiration for this year’s US Naval Academy’s uniforms for the December 11 Army/Navy football game. Navy went with a F/A 18 Super Hornet-themed uniform.

Navy Conducts Shock Trials for New Carrier

Shock Trials

During full ship shock trials Friday in the Atlantic Ocean , the US Navy triggered an explosion near the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier with a 40,000-pound bomb. The blast registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake.

Navy’s JPALS Reaches Historic Milestone

JPALS

JPALS has reached a historic milestone as the US Navy declares initial operational capability for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System. This signals the system is ready to provide precision approach and landing capabilities to tactical carrier aircraft at sea.

Wind Turbines OK’d Offshore in Ocean City

Wind Turbines

Skipjack Offshore Energy received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission for the company’s plan to erect wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City. The turbines will be more than 800 feet tall, more than 200 feet taller than the original plan. The taller turbines will mean that fewer would be installed.

How Will New Space Force Be Organized?

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The new US Space Force is putting together a plan to bring personnel from the Army, Navy, and Marines into the new branch. The Air Force secretary has to tell Congress by Feb. 1 how the Space Force will be organized.

DoD Report Aims to Head Off ‘Strategic Surprise’

'Strategic Surprise'

A Pentagon study is expected to consider “what potential technological capabilities may not be sufficiently acted upon by the Department of Defense in the decade to come, that will lead to US regrets in 2028,” says Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.