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North Korea Unveils ‘Very Destabilizing’ ICBM
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North Korea Unveils ‘Very Destabilizing’ ICBM

Two ballistic missiles made their debut in Saturday’s North Korean military parade: a sub-launched weapon and what appeared to be an enormous new intercontinental ballistic missile borne on a long, 11-axle mobile launcher. Analysts have long scrutinized Pyongyang’s parades for what they reveal about the military capabilities of one of the world’s most secretive regimes...

What capabilities make a 6th generation fighter?
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What capabilities make a 6th generation fighter?

By Alex Hollings* In recent months, just about every headline associated with a new fighter platform has been accompanied by the phrase “6th generation” or 6th gen, suggesting that whatever platform comes next will be the first of this new generation of fighters. The truth, however, is that fighter generations aren’t official labels, but rather...

BAE Systems rolls out new platform cyber protection capability
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BAE Systems rolls out new platform cyber protection capability

Fox Shield™ cyber resilience system developed to provide military platforms with better detection capabilities, attack warning, and mitigation. BAE Systems has unveiled a next-generation cyber-threat detection and mitigation solution for U.S. military platforms. The Fox Shield™ suite is designed to help platforms detect, respond, and recover from cyber attacks in real time. The system’s cyber...

Treat AI As Intelligence — Not Technology
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Treat AI As Intelligence — Not Technology

The US military is rolling out AI-enabled projects like the Air Force’s Airborne Battle Management System or the Army’s Project Convergence. But the novelty of these demonstrations and the effort required to pull them off suggest that—unlike Silicon Valley—DoD is struggling to incorporate AI into its combat systems, aircraft, ships, and other equipment. DoD promulgated an Artificial Intelligence Strategy, established the Joint...

U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters will receive StormBreaker
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U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters will receive StormBreaker

Raytheon Co., one of the world’s largest defense contractors, released a statement on Tuesday saying that U.S. Aor Force F-15E Strike Eagles will receive a new type of smart weapon. The StormBreaker smart weapon has been approved for use on the F-15E fighter jets by the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command, according to a...

USAF declares AESA radar operational on ANG F-16s
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USAF declares AESA radar operational on ANG F-16s

By Gareth Jennings The US Air Force (USAF) has declared the Northrop Grumman AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) to be operational aboard the Air National Guard (ANG) fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft. The milestone, announced by Northrop Grumman on 15 October, is the latest development in the USAF’s effort to...

US Army firms up requirements for future long-range assault aircraft ahead of competition
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US Army firms up requirements for future long-range assault aircraft ahead of competition

The U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program passed through the Army Requirements Oversight Council’s gauntlet and received preliminary approval of its abbreviated capabilities development document, bringing the aircraft a step closer to a competitive procurement, according to the head of the service’s future vertical lift efforts. The service is on a tight timeline to field...

More details emerge about detection capabilities of Type 055 destroyer’s radar
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More details emerge about detection capabilities of Type 055 destroyer’s radar

By Andrew Tate The radar system on China’s Type 055 (Renhai)-class destroyers has the ability to track satellites in low-Earth orbits, according to a report broadcast on China Central Television (CCTV) that led the state-owned Global Times newspaper to claim that the vessels also have an anti-satellite capability. The CCTV report did not confirm that the HHQ-9B...

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