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An Air Force U-2 flies a training mission. Photo: Air Force.

Air Force Studying If U-2 Reconnaissance Plane Could Fly Till 2100

The U.S. Air Force is exploring whether it could keep flying its U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance airplanes for the rest of the century, a service official said March 15. A “structural study” is looking at whether the Air Force could fully use the U-2’s estimated lifespan of 75,000 flight hours, “which would take them […]

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

HASC Leadership Urges President To Fully Fund Counter-Information Warfare Office

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the president Thursday urging him to fully resource and staff the agency tasked with countering foreign disinformation campaigns, including officially allocating up to $60 million in funds. Top leadership from the House Armed Services Committee are asking the president to follow through on authorities included in […]

LTG Paul M. Nakasone_ ARCYBER Commanding General_release on 14OCT2016

NSA Director Nominee To Provide Military Cyber Options For Addressing Russian Election Interference

The president’s nominee to be the next director of the National Security Agency (NSA) told a Senate intelligence panel Thursday he would provide military cyber options to the president and Secretary of Defense needed to deter and improve the response to Russian election interference. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, testified before […]


Boeing’s Tech Venture Unit Invests In Detect And Avoid Radar Company

Boeing [BA] on Thursday said its HorizonX Ventures arm is part of a $15 million financing round for Fortem Technologies, a developer and manufacture of radar systems that enable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to safely fly beyond visual limits. Boeing doesn’t disclose the investments HorizonX makes other than to say they take minority stakes that […]

Trump Administration Says Russia Hacking U.S. Energy Grid; Levies New Sanctions

The Russian government is behind an ongoing and deliberate cyber hacking campaign against the energy sector in the U.S. but so far attempts to access critical network systems have failed, senior national security officials said on Thursday. The Trump administration’s attribution the cyber-attacks against the energy grid were part of a larger announcement by the […]

SpaceX, ULA Get Air Force Contracts To Launch Up To Five Spacecraft

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) will launch up to five spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force under contract awards announced late March 14. SpaceX received a contract valued at up to $290.6 million to launch up to three Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites, the Pentagon said. ULA’s $354.8 million contract calls for placing Air Force […]

Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Lockheed Martin Awarded $1.46 Billion Mod For F-35 Long-Lead Material

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $1.46 billion modification for long-lead material and parts for F-35 aircraft, the Defense Department said Tuesday. This not-to-exceed modification on an earlier advance acquisition contract specifically covers low rate initial production (LRIP) F-35s. This includes 145 Lot 13 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air […]

Kratos' Mako UAS

Kratos Receives Approval To Market Its Mako UAS Abroad

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions [KTOS] has received approval from the State Department to market its Mako High Performance Jet Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific region, the company said Tuesday. The countries, which Kratos did not name, have previous programs with the company, including contracts for its […]


Qatar Purchases 28 NH90 Multi-Role Helicopters, 16 H125 Training Helicopters For $3.7 Billion

Qatar has agreed to a new $3.7 billion contract to purchase 28 NH90 multi-role helicopters for its military and 16 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 16 tactical transport configurations and 12 […]

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 […]