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US Army creates new office for integrating data and sensors
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US Army creates new office for integrating data and sensors

The U.S. Army’s office for procuring sensors, electronic warfare systems, intelligence programs and cyber tools recently created an integration office designed to better align the various elements of its portfolio across the larger Army, joint force and commercial industry. As the military looks to link sensors and information to shooters in a new concept it...

In first, Air Force flies B-1 bomber with externally mounted stealthy cruise missile
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In first, Air Force flies B-1 bomber with externally mounted stealthy cruise missile

The U.S. Air Force just proved it can externally mount an advanced stealth cruise missile on the B-1B Lancer for the first time, a step forward in plans to have the B-1 carry future ordnance — like hypersonic missiles — outside of its internal bomb bay. In the demonstration, carried out by Air Force Materiel Command and Boeing Co., the...

Air Force embracing new tech to solve pilot shortage
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Air Force embracing new tech to solve pilot shortage

Facing an ongoing pilot shortage, the Air Force has been working to bolster the training of its undergraduate pilots and take advantage of new technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Key to that effort has been the service’s Pilot Training Next initiative, which is how Air Force Education and Training Command is reimagining...

How two US military bases are exploring 5G’s potential
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How two US military bases are exploring 5G’s potential

Defense Department-led pursuits of next-generation connectivity will hone in on survivability, security, and innovation. The Defense Department’s fresh effort to produce future-facing testbeds for strategic 5G experimentation spanning more than 10 military bases is beginning to unfold—and officials at the forefront of work on two of those sites illuminated what early applications will look like...

US Army working on new electromagnetic deception tool
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US Army working on new electromagnetic deception tool

The U.S. Army is developing a new tool to gain an advantage in the cat and mouse game that is the electromagnetic spectrum mission. Currently in the early concepts stage, the Army detailed its idea for the Modular Electromagnetic Spectrum Deception Suite, or MEDS, that will seek to confound the enemy within the invisible yet...

Halifax Forum News: China’s new rockets called asymmetric threat to U.S. Navy
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Halifax Forum News: China’s new rockets called asymmetric threat to U.S. Navy

The Chinese military has been boosting its capability dramatically since Chairman Xi Jinping came into power in 2012 and is notably expanding its rocket forces, said the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. “They’re creating very advanced platforms — and weapons systems to go with those platforms — in the naval or maritime sphere, with their...

Rheinmetall’s unveils the armed recce mission-Master Robot [vid]
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Rheinmetall’s unveils the armed recce mission-Master Robot [vid]

Rheinmetall Defence unveiled today a new armed reconnaissance mission module for their Mission-Master Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). The new mission module includes an intelligence-gathering multi-sensor pack and a remotely controlled weapon station. With these systems, Mission Master Armed Recce operators can collect tactical intelligence in an operation area while providing fire support for front-line...

Europe launches future medium-lift helicopter project
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Europe launches future medium-lift helicopter project

By Gareth Jennings Five European nations have come together to develop a new medium-lift multirole helicopter for the 2035–40 time period. Announced by NATO on 19 November, the multinational Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project will involve France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom, and was officially launched with the defence ministers from all...

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