April 17, 2021

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DoD Issues Report on Its Telework Practices

Telework

The Pentagon releases a new report on teleworking practices since the pandemic sent majority of employees to work from home. Among the findings: 47% of those responding said their productivity increased while working from home during the pandemic, 41% felt they were about as productive while teleworking as they were in the office, and nearly 12% felt their productivity slipped.

US Drones Collide and Crash in Syria

drones collide

Two US drones collided and crashed over Idlib, Syria Tuesday. It is yet unknown if they were shot at afterward and whether that is what caused the crash. Images of burning aircraft crashing to the ground were posted on social media.

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 Meteorologists Unveil a Better Weather Prediction System

weather prediction

Navy meteorological experts aren’t just trying to get a better weather prediction, they’re looking to “fix battlespace awareness.”

A Look at Top Military Stories in 2016

Av-8B Harrier II

A look back at some of the top military and maritime stories of 2016. The news was full of stories about research, development, and acquisition, as well as testing, fielding, and planning for ships, aircraft, and weapon systems.

How Good Is the F-35 Helmet?

F-35 helmet

The F-35 helmet is a marvel, expensive, and still not everything a pilot might wish for.

1st Drone Command Center Installed on Carrier

drone command center

USS Carl Vinson gets first drone command center, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, based in Norfolk, VA, is next.

UCAS Brains Carrier-Tested

Navy steps closer to recoveries and launches of unmanned aircraft.