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FrankenSAM Project: Ukraine’s Unique Solution to Bolster Air Defenses

In a bid to bolster its air defense capabilities, Ukraine has turned to the United States for an unconventional solution, resulting in the creation of what’s now known as the ‘FrankenSAM’ weapons program. The Ukrainian... More of this article »
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A Closer Look at the House Speaker’s Defense Priorities

Republican Representative Mike Johnson from Louisiana has been elected as the new speaker of the House, marking a significant shift in the leadership following weeks of GOP infighting. Johnson, known for his solidly conservative voting... More of this article »
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Philippines Alters Defense Plans to Safeguard Territories From China

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is reevaluating its military modernization program to bolster territorial and coastal defenses in the face of escalating tensions with China. The move comes after recent incidents in the South... More of this article »
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NATO Defense Ministers Address Global Security Challenges 

Brussels, Belgium – NATO defense ministers gathered in Brussels today to address a wide range of pressing global security issues. While the Ukraine and Middle East situation dominated the discussions, the meeting also touched... More of this article »
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Tensions Soar in the Skies: U.S. Unveils Videos of PLA’s Provocative Air Intercepts

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China’s intercepting U.S. military aircraft in international airspace, an action characterized as part of a broader strategy to exert... More of this article »
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Turkey’s Surging Defense Sector Attracts Gulf Cooperation

Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have taken a significant step towards strengthening their defense industry ties, signifying a new era of regional collaboration. The move follows a history of political disputes, but a commitment... More of this article »
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Russia and North Korea Forge Military Alliance With 1,000 Containers of Military Equipment

Washington, D.C. — A recent assessment by the National Security Council has revealed that Russia and North Korea are strengthening their military partnership, raising concerns and drawing condemnation from the White House. This collaboration... More of this article »
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Innovation in Warfare: Army’s Contested Logistics Team Takes the Stage

The U.S. Army has unveiled its latest cross-functional team, dedicated to addressing the complex challenges of contested logistics on the modern battlefield. With an eye on future adversaries, such as China, and the harsh realities... More of this article »
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Ex-Army Sergeant Faces Federal Charges for Attempted Espionage 

In a stunning turn of events, a former U.S. Army Sergeant, Joseph Daniel Schmidt, aged 29, was arrested on federal felony charges upon his arrival from a three-year sojourn in Hong Kong. Schmidt stands accused of offering classified... More of this article »
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Congress Sounds Alarm Bells Over Deplorable State of Military Barracks 

In a growing outcry on Capitol Hill, members of Congress are expressing deep concern over the deteriorating state of military barracks and housing across the United States. Lawmakers are angry over the delayed repairs and failing conditions... More of this article »
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Pentagon Deputy CIO Accused of Running Dogfighting Operation

In a shocking turn of events, a senior Defense Department official, Frederick D. Moorefield Jr., has been charged with participating in and promoting an alleged dogfighting ring in suburban Maryland. The case has garnered widespread... More of this article »
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Ukraine’s Ambitious Plan to Transform into a Global Military Hub

In a bold move to bolster its domestic defense capabilities and supply its ongoing counteroffensive against Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has unveiled ambitious plans to transform Ukraine into a “large military... More of this article »
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How a Government Shutdown Could Weaken National Defense

As the clock ticks down to October 1, the United States faces the looming threat of a government shutdown. While political gridlock and funding disputes may seem like a distant concern to the average citizen, the potential consequences... More of this article »
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China’s Military Purge – Who’s Next in Line?

In a recent commentary published by China’s state-run PLA Daily, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has issued a stark warning to its military personnel, urging them to exercise caution in their social interactions and... More of this article »
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Biden Announces New Military Aid and Air Defense for Ukraine

On September 21, 2023, President Joe Biden’s administration announced a new military aid package for Ukraine, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to supporting its ally amid ongoing tensions with Russia. The package,... More of this article »
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The Uncertain Fate of China’s Defense Minister

Over the summer, a single handshake between Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin and sanctioned Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu signaled the strained relations between the United States and China. However, Li’s sudden disappearance... More of this article »
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Tensions Soar as China Flexes Military Might in the Pacific

In a significant display of military force, China has initiated a series of extensive drills in the western Pacific, featuring its Shandong aircraft carrier along with as many as thirty-five warplanes. Analysts have described these... More of this article »
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Military’s Hope for Hybrid Planes in Commercial Aviation

Innovation is the driving force that propels us into the future of aviation. One such innovation that has captured the attention of both the U.S. military and the broader commercial aviation industry is the concept of hybrid planes,... More of this article »
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International Support Strengthens Ukraine’s Defense Efforts

Germany and Poland have committed to supporting Ukraine’s defense capabilities by providing sustained assistance for the country’s newly acquired Leopard tanks. At the same time, the Netherlands and Denmark have... More of this article »
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US Navy Cancels Large Undersea Unmanned Vehicle Program After Ten Years of Development

The United States Navy has canceled its plans to hold an industry competition to build the military arm’s new large unmanned undersea vehicle. Nicknamed “Snakehead,” the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program... More of this article »
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Pentagon Officials Green Light the Army’s Integrated Batte Command System

After some delay, the authorities at the Pentagon have finally approved production for the Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS). Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante comments gave... More of this article »
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USAF’s Preliminary B-21 Flight Falls Behind Schedule, but Only Slightly

It is a few months late, but the United States Air Force’s new B-21 Raider stealth bomber is finally ready for action. Fortunately, the service planned for reasonable delays, and the schedule remains “within the baseline,”... More of this article »
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US Navy’s $255 Billion Budget Request Prioritizes Submarines and Hypersonic Capabilities Over Amphibs

The United States Navy has delivered a budget request of approximately $255 billion, focusing on the acquisition of at least nine battle force ships. They hope one such ship will be its second Columbia-class submarine. The proposal... More of this article »
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US Department of Defense Releases Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request 

This week, the United States Department of Defense released its [fiscal year] 2024 budget. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin II remarks it is the “most strategy-driven request we’ve ever produced.” He also explains that a... More of this article »
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Persistent Systems To Upgrade Security Networking Infrastructure at US Nuclear Bases

The United States Air Force has sought assistance from communications-technology company Persistent Systems to facilitate seamless security operations networking across all three of the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile... More of this article »
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US Marine Corps Commences First of Four Phase Experiment with Light Amphibious Vehicle Replacement

In the first week of March, the United States Marine Corps announced a four-phase testing strategy for its stern-landing vessel. Known also as SLV, the stern-landing vessel provides offshore support for various Marine Corps operations.... More of this article »
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US Army’s New Jam-Resistant Vehicle Navigation Suite Passes Pentagon Evaluation

The U.S. Army recently conducted trials on new navigation technology resistant to electronic jamming. These devices are mounted on U.S. Army vehicles and will assist soldier utility and navigation by providing environmental and situational... More of this article »
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F-35 Engine Delivery Receives Pentagon Approval Following Abnormal Vibration Remedy

The U.S. Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office recently cleared the way for Raytheon’s Pratt & Whitney sector to resume delivery of new F135 engines for the military’s new Joint Strike Fighters. Roughly a couple of months... More of this article »
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US Air Force Mulling Over Potential Remote Drone Fleet Operations

The United States Air Force is currently looking at the possibility that drone wingmen could fly along with a piloted fighter aircraft while being controlled by operators on a nearby refueling tanker or battle management aircraft.... More of this article »
Image for US Navy Selects Lockheed Martin to Build New Hypersonic Missiles

US Navy Selects Lockheed Martin to Build New Hypersonic Missiles

On Friday, February 17, the United States Navy awarded a $1.2 billion deal to defense contractor Lockheed Martin to deliver brand-new hypersonic missiles. The ballistics will be available to the Army and Navy but will be specifically... More of this article »
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USAF is Rethinking Their Refueling Tanker Fleet

The United States Air Force has recently revealed plans for its next-generation mid-flight refueling tanker—the KC-Z—to launch by 2040. According to a USAF update posted online at the end of January, the military service will... More of this article »
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Army Awards New Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract ot AM General

In early February, the United States Army awarded AM General an $8.66 billion contract to flesh out the service’s fleet of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles or JLTVs. The contract comes on the heels of a competition to build more... More of this article »
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Defense Stock Names You Need to Know

The U.S. government is the largest customer for many defense companies, providing a significant portion of their revenue. This stability and predictability can be beneficial for both the companies and investors. However, the revenue... More of this article »
Image for Senators Endorse Potential NDAA Critical Munitions Acquisition Fund

Senators Endorse Potential NDAA Critical Munitions Acquisition Fund

A handful of senators formed a partisan alliance to endorse the Pentagon’s request to form a critical munitions acquisition fund within the budget as described in the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. Senator... More of this article »
Image for United States Air Force Is Grounding 90 Percent of C-130Hs Over Cracked Propeller Barrel Concerns

United States Air Force Is Grounding 90 Percent of C-130Hs Over Cracked Propeller Barrel Concerns

The United States Air Force has chosen to ground almost all of its older C-130H Hercules cargo planes (and their variants). The decision came after recognizing a problem with their propeller barrels. On the final Friday of September... More of this article »
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Raytheon Technologies Wins Hypersonic Missile Contract Worth $985M

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently announced the awarding of a contract to Raytheon Technologies. Worth upwards of $985 million, this contract will focus on developing—and demonstrating—scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise... More of this article »
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US Army Tests Robotic Vehicle in JRMC Exercise

The US Army’s Project Origin presented an autonomy demonstration at the recent Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Germany, to emphasize the inherent dangers in robotic autonomous systems (RAS). The hope is to assist the... More of this article »
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US Military Awards HII Contract to Develop Tech that Addresses Urgent Needs

When Huntington Ingalls Industries rebranded themselves as a global defense contractor a few months ago—as, American Shipbuilder HII—they may not have known they would have a Pentagon contract so soon. However, that is the story... More of this article »
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After Two Delays, USAF Conducts Nuclear Missile Test

Earlier this week—and after 12 days of delay—the United States Air Force conducted a test of an unarmed a single intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).  In a press release, Air Force Global Strike Command revealed the 576th... More of this article »
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United Kingdom Published New Maritime Strategy to Address Escalating Global Tensions

This week, the United Kingdom published a five-year maritime strategy focusing on improving their naval navigation freedom within the Indo-Pacific.  Among the important components, the new strategy aims to “officially” recognize—and... More of this article »
Image for Air Force Requests Congressional Relief for E-7 Wedgetail Contract

Air Force Requests Congressional Relief for E-7 Wedgetail Contract

While Congress has not approved their 2023 budget just yet, the United States Air Force hopes to receive it by October, when the new fiscal year begins.  In the meantime, the agency has requested lawmakers do what is necessary to... More of this article »
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Israel Defense Ministry Developing Voice Commanded Drones

For the past few years, Israel Defense Forces has been working on new system technologies to improve coordination on the ground. An official with Israel’s Defense Ministry Directorate of Defense Research and Development explains... More of this article »
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Defense Contractor Concerned About Labor Shortages Even as Hiring Accelerates

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on industries all over the world, both in terms of labor shortages and supply chain issues. Labor shortfalls lingering from lockdowns seem to be affecting the defense industry more than others,... More of this article »
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Navy Awards Berth and Dry Dock Refurbishment Contract to AECOM

In early August, the United States Navy awarded a contract worth $91 million to AECOM Technical Services, intended to fund infrastructure repairs at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Specifically, they aim to prepare the facility to service... More of this article »
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Army Research Lab Hopes to Build a Better Battery or Fully Electrified Fleet

At the United States Army’s Ground Vehicle System Center, battery research programs aim to transition Army transportation to hybrid and fully-electric vehicles for quieter and longer operations between charges.  The bigger hope... More of this article »
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Don’t Be Fooled By the Name, the USAF ‘Angry Kitten’ Attack Pod is a Beast

It may not have the most terrifying name on the list but the United States Air Force’s Angry Kitten Combat Pod is definitely something not to be ignored.  Designed to simulate enemy threats, Angry Kitten has been so successful... More of this article »
Image for Senate Requests $2B Boost to Space Force Budget for Missile Defense

Senate Requests $2B Boost to Space Force Budget for Missile Defense

Senate lawmakers in Washington intend to bump up the budget for the Space Force by at least $2 billion in order to more effectively support the development of a missile warning satellite as well as more responsive launch capabilities,... More of this article »
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New Senate Plan Boosts Defense Spending by Nearly 10 Percent

Late in the final week of July, Senate Democrats introduced a new defense spending package that could significantly expedite the White House’s military spending plans across fiscal 2023. The new plan is worth about $792 billion. It... More of this article »
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USAF Grounds Most F-35 Fighter Jets Over Ejection Seat Issue

In April, inspectors with the United States Armed Forces discovered a problem with the ejection seats outfitted on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets that could affect the entire fleet.  Officials said they originally suspected the... More of this article »
Image for Northrop Wins US Homeland Missile Defense System Contract Worth $3 Billion

Northrop Wins US Homeland Missile Defense System Contract Worth $3 Billion

In Washington, last week, the Missile Defense Agency awarded a contract worth as much as $3 billion to Northrop Grumman intended for the integration and management of weapon systems associated with the Ground-based Midcourse Defense ... More of this article »