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How Much Sealift Does US Have For Crisis? It’s Not Sure

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A new study points out that the Navy should do better at tracking how many ships it can call on in a pinch.

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DoD AUDIT: Air Force Finds Mystery Motors, Other Highlights

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After waiting almost three decades to audit itself, the Pentagon still failed miserably in its first attempt. Despite top officials brushing the failure off an an expected learning experience, real questions remain over whether it can fix itself.

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Pentagon Searching For New Ways To Move Gear During Next War

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As the Pentagon wrestles with how to ready itself for competition with China and Russia, the issue of how to move troops, equipment, and supplies around the globe is becoming increasingly important.

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How Air Force Tankers, Transports Can Survive In High-Tech War

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“We’re looking at airframes of the future that will have common cockpits, advanced propulsion systems, (and) signature management,” Miller said. The goal “really is understanding (how) to modify or build an airplane that allows us to operate through that threat environment.”

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US Needs More Tankers, Transports Since Russia & China Can Shoot Them Down

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AFA: The Air Force needs more tankers and transports because a sophisticated enemy like Russia or China can shoot them down, the chief of Air Mobility Command said here. The current fleet size is based on war plans that only considered how much fuel, supplies, equipment, and troops the air fleet needed to move from… Keep reading →

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KC-46 Faces 3 Category One Deficiencies; Two Affect Boom

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AFA: The four-star chief of Air Mobility Command wants his new KC-46 Pegasus tankers “yesterday,” but the tanker’s boom has a nasty tendency to scrape up planes it’s trying to refuel, as well as two other category one deficiencies, and contractor Boeing has to fix those. The paint scraping problem — formally known as “undetected… Keep reading →

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Not Enough C-17s, Tankers Or Ships For Hot War: TRANSCOM

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WASHINGTON: Believe it or not, the global command responsible for getting weapons, fuel, and food to troops had, until recently, never used a war game for planning. Nor did Transportation Command factor into its plans the possibility that transport ships would be sunk and transport planes would be shot down . On top of that, TRANSCOM… Keep reading →

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Over Where? Army Struggles To Relearn Rapid Deployment

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HUNTSVILLE, ALA: This morning, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley warned Congress that “I have grave concerns” about the Army’s ability to respond to a major war — say, with Russia, Gen. Milley’s no. 1 threat — “in a timely manner.” Here in Huntsville, generals and executives explained a big part of the reason why.… Keep reading →

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TransCom Rushes Buy Of Ebola Isolation Units; 60 Days From Idea To Test

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s Transportation Command — the folks who move most everything for the military from Point A to Point B — are testing a new isolation unit to fit in a C-17 or C-130 aircraft, just 60 days after issuing the requirement. The head of TransCom, Gen. Paul Selva, told reporters this morning at a… Keep reading →

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TRANSCOM Pegged As Prime Target For Cyberattacks

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CAPITOL HILL: The top military command responsible for moving American troops and equipment across the globe has become a prime target of persistent cyberattacks in recent months, the command’s chief told Congress today. Attempted network breaches at Transportation Command have gone up by 30 percent compared to last year, according to Gen. William Frasier. This… Keep reading →

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