weapons systems

(Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is aerial refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 as part of an escort mission in support of the B-52 “Stratofortress” deployment. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force will turn its tankers into flying hotspots in first deployment of ABMS

The Air Force said it’s moving into a “more operational” stage for its “internet of military things,” beginning by turning its new KC-46 refueling tanker…

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., is refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Defense contractors explore new ways to develop systems faster and cheaper

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Navy expanding efforts to push the frontiers of weapons energetics

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/MivPiv)Troops in formation.

Army upgrading networks in hopes of creating a super weapons system in the future

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Don’t expect same defense spending priorities under a Biden administration

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Current Army budget may make modernizing more difficult

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Pentagon preparing first comprehensive strategy for Joint All-Domain Command and Control

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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma/Lance Cpl. Joel SorianoU.S. Marine Corps K-9 handlers currently assigned to the Military Working Dog (MWD Team Deployment Training course pose for a photo with their MWD while conducting detection training on the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), Feb. 25, 2019. The MWD Team Deployment Training Course is a three-week long course where MWD Handlers from all three Marine Expeditionary Forces advance their dog team capabilities by focusing on teaching teams to become effective and lethal assets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joel Soriano)

In the Arizona desert, Army got first glimpse of an AI-enabled battlefield

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(Victoria Evans)Soldiers in initial military training at Fort Jackson, S. C., line up to eat, May 11, 2020. (Victoria Evans)

Forthcoming Army plan seeks to ‘transform’ organic industrial base

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Air Force

Air Force wants to help defense industry move toward digital engineering ‘pronto’

The Air Force and Space Force want all of the new systems they buy to be produced via digital engineering processes. But the defense industry needs to…

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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2008 photo released by the U.S. Navy, The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The Pentagon's top policy official tells The Associated Press that the United States for the first time has deployed the newest addition to its nuclear arsenal — a submarine-launched weapon that the Trump administration says will make nuclear war less likely.  (Lt. Rebecca Rebarich/U.S. Navy via AP)

Military leaders prepare their case for divesting unneeded weapons systems

With the expectation of flat budgets over the next several years, each of the military services believes they’ll need to divest themselves of at least…

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In this Nov. 1, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol in Manbij, Syria. The United States’ main ally in Syria on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State militants have been defeated and warned that the withdrawal of American troops would lead to a resurgence of the extremist group. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zoe Garbarino via AP)

GAO issues primer on how DoD weapons system should work

The basic requirement of weapons systems is to fire when you pull the trigger, and that’s actually a tall order given the complexity of today’s military systems.

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