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Congress’ Budget Gridlock Threatens Army Hypersonics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“As long as we get an appropriation by the beginning of the calendar year, I think we’ll be okay,” the Army’s chief of budget planning said.

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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

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“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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In 1st Interview, PDUSDI Bingen Talks Artificial Intelligence, Project Maven, Ethics

Posted by Colin Clark on


We’ve got teams that are working side by side with the JAIC team and obviously the leadership continuity there is key for us. And we’re also working across DoD. I see lines with the AIM initiative (Augmenting Intelligence using Machines) within the IC,

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Mike Griffin Says 5G Top New Priority for R&E Shop

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“What I want to bet on is the ability of the United States and our Western allies to out-innovate adversaries,” says Mike Griffin, undersecretary of Defense for research and engineering.

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Lasers, Microwaves, Hypersonics & More: Army RCCTO

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Innovators who put forward the most promising white papers will be invited to pitch their idea to officials representing not only the Army but the other services, the joint Combatant Commands, and independent organizations like the Missile Defense Agency.

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Hypersonics: From Zero To 40 Plus Flights In Next Four Years

Posted by Colin Clark on


As Mark Lewis, an expert on hypersonics at the Institute for Defense Analyses, said here at the NDIA conference: “You can’t walk more than 10 feet in the Pentagon without hearing the word hypersonics.”

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Norquist Pledges To Shakeup Budget; Sharp Eye On R & D

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Presumptive Deputy Defense Secretary Norquist pledged to “revise budget review timelines and data collection standards to maximize senior leader decision-making quality and timing.”

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Raytheon, Northrop Will ‘Soon’ Fly Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Posted by Colin Clark on


  PARIS AIR SHOW: Imagine a swarm of up to 30 hypersonic scramjets the size of cruise missiles, launched from air, land and sea. They share data with each other, correcting their flights, perhaps changing targets midcourse. And they can be manufactured relatively quickly and for much less cost than most of the hypersonic vehicles… Keep reading →

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Army Wants Hypersonic Missile Unit by 2023: Lt. Gen. Thurgood

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The battery of eight missiles, while primarily meant to test out tactics, will be capable of combat. So will a prototype battery of lasers entering service in 2021.

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HASC to DoD: We’ll Do The Money, You Do A Tech Strategy

Posted by Paul McLeary on


In a markup of the 2020 defense budget, the HASC tells the Pentagon to keep developing new tech but inform the Hill about how and where it might be used.

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