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TRADOC's Tony Cerri and Booz Allen Hamilton's Young Bang during a panel on virtual reality training simulation. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

TRADOC Officials Seeking Industry Input for Virtual Reality-Based Simulation Projects

The Army’s training command is seeking readily available commercial open architecture capabilities needed to more rapidly pursue data-centric, virtual reality-driven simulators for future training efforts. Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) officials are moving forward with simulation initiatives to speed up Army training objectives while creating more comprehensive virtualized environments, according to the command’s lead for […]

Qatar Purchases 28 NH90 Multi-Role Helicopters, 16 H125 Training Helicopters

Qatar has agreed to a new contract to purchase 28 NH90 multi-role helicopters for its military and sixteen H125 light single-engine helicopters for training with its Armed Forces Air Academy, according to Airbus officials. The deal, announced March 14 and signed during Qatar’s DIMDEX defense conference, includes sixteen tactical transport configurations and twelve naval configurations […]

CH-53K Completes Critical Tests With Maximum Payload Flight

Sikorsky has completed the last of its its critical flight expansion activities for its CH-53K ahead of its first delivery of the aircraft to the Marine Corps later in 2018, with a successful external lift test to carry a maximum weight payload, the company said March 7. The Lockheed Martin [LMT] owned aircraft company flew its CH-53K […]


SASC Panel: DoD’s Cyber Mission Force Teams Need Capabilities, Expanded Authorities

Lawmakers pressed the Department of Defense’s top cyber commanders Tuesday on the policy discussions needed to address authorities for carrying out offensive operations as their Cyber Mission Force (CMF) teams operationalize and peer adversaries continue to carry out threats in the domain. Members of the Senate Armed Services cyber subcommittee heard from the commanders of […]

TPS-77 MRR taken in Ventspils, Latvia, during Site Acceptance Test. Courtesy 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Delivers First TPS-77 MRR To Latvia

Lockheed Martin [LMT] successfully completed a site acceptance test for its new TPS-77 Multi-Role Radar (MRR) in Latvia while delivering the first of three of transportable radars for the country’s air force, the company said Monday. Latvia ordered the three TPS-77 MRRs in 2015 to strengthen its airspace defense and low-level flight surveillance capabilities. “Acquisition […]


DoD Supporting New Cyber Development Center For Manufacturing Industry

The Department of Defense is supporting a new partnership with a cyber design institute to develop new solutions for improving the cyber security of the manufacturing industry. The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago opened the Cyber Hub for Manufacturing on Monday, after receiving $750,000 in DoD seed funding. The effort will […]

Air Force Space Command Shifting To Warfighting Operational Mindset

Air Force officials are looking to shift to a warfighting operational mindset in the space domain with the opening of a new coalition center to test capabilities and aggressively pursue simulation opportunities for mission training. Leadership for Air Force Space Command want to move away from viewing space solely as a support unit to better […]

Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful PAC-3 Missile Interception Tests

Lockheed Martin [LMT] recently conducted successful tactical ballistic missile interception tests for two of its PAC-3 Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) interceptors, the company said March 6. The latest tests were the 10th and 11th successful intercepts in the last six years conducted under the Army’s Field Surveillance Program to ensure PAC-3 CRI readiness. “PAC-3 continues to […]


Senate Panel Advances Bill Pushing Energy Sector To Adopt Analog Technology For Improved Cyber Threat Prevention

A Senate energy panel unanimously approved a bill Thursday directing the energy sector to adopt lower-grade technology needed to facilitate better cyber security controls in the face of growing threats to critical infrastructure. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee advanced the bipartisan Securing Energy Infrastructure Act (S.79), co-sponsored by Sens. Angus King (I-Maine) and […]

DARPA Pushing Hypersonic Missile Development To Meet Russia, China Capabilities

The head of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is looking to speed up the development of hypersonic missile capabilities to meet those of Russia and China, including seeking more funding to grow the number of test facilities. DARPA is moving forward with several projects to advance flight testing and build new engines for […]