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US Fires INF-Busting Missile, First Test Since Treaty Signed

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The test puts the nail in the coffin of the INF Treaty, which the US withdrew from earlier this month.

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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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RUMOR: Mike Griffin May Be Next Space Leader to Go

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Insiders say dysfunction within Griffin’s office is creating concerns within the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill.

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Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

Posted by Colin Clark on


“My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).”

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Artificial Intelligence: Will Special Operators Lead The Way?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“The SOF guys are less risk averse than conventional ground forces, so they’re more apt to push the limit,” said Bob Work, father of the AI-driven Third Offset Strategy. “Their commanders also have embraced AI and autonomous ops…. so I think all the conditions are set for SOF to lead the way in the more direct combat applications of AI and autonomy.”

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Space Force & Command To Cost $13B For First Five Years: SecAF Memo

Posted by Colin Clark on


The scope of the Space Force appears to be growing, with a new Air Force memo spelling out all of the offices that will fall under the proposed new command.

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Did We Put This Bug In SCO’s Ear? MALD-X Tested For Swarm EW

Posted by Colin Clark on


Today, the Defense Department announced that MALD-X (Miniature Air-Launched Decoy) successfully completed a “a complex free flight demonstration of advanced electronic warfare techniques.”

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Pratt & Whitney Enters Incubator Biz To Slash Development Time in Half

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As the Pentagon and the defense industry rush to keep up with the shift to great power competition and the fight for tech workers rushing for Silicon Valley, the idea of technology incubators is catching fire.

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Lawmakers Push Pentagon on Reforms, AI, New Missiles

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The push from Capitol Hill follows a year of the Pentagon promising to do more, and do it quickly, when it comes to developing and buying next-generation technologies.

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$86,000 + 5,600 MPH = Hyper Velocity Missile Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: The Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office will test-fire a radical new missile defense system in less than a year. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, a supersonic artillery round, is fired from ordinary cannon at 5,600 miles per hour and can kill incoming threats for a mere $86,000 a shot. Compare that to… Keep reading →

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