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U.S. Navy operators at Pearl Harbor, HI, view satellite imagery at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Credit: U.S. Navy

Space Force soliciting industry ideas for thwarting cyber attacks

U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall has directed the Space Force to identify technologies and...
Capt. Bradley Arnold, 96th Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer, checks equipment during a Bayou Vigilance exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 30, 2021. The sortie was the capstone flight to a weeklong strategic nuclear readiness exercise. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sullivan.

Mitchell Paper: Strategies to Surge US Expertise in Electronic Warfare

The U.S. won’t keep pace with China and Russia in electronic warfare if it keeps “drip feeding”...
Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu is developing a new national defense S&T strategy. In this file photo, Shyu visits Fort Bliss, Texas.

New strategy will harness emerging tech to beat adversaries

The Pentagon’s research and engineering chief is crafting a new strategy for investment in 14...

Space Force Focuses on Fighting

The leaders of the Space Force foresee the service continuing to become more “lethal” in 2022...
Parker Downey, with Kitty Hawk, and Air Force Reserve Capt. Terrence McKenna, manually operate the Heaviside as external pilots through all phases of vertical lift and fixed-wing flight at the Kitty Hawk Corporation's facility in Palo Alto, Calif.

AFWERX Agility Prime completes first USAF-piloted flight of an eVTOL vehicle with partner Kitty Hawk

The AFWERX Agility Prime program took another step forward in December with the first government...
A Skyborg conceptual design for an unmanned combat aerial vehicle. [US Air Force]

Air Force Looking To Manned, Unmanned Aircraft Teaming

U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall is starting programs for uncrewed combat aircraft as a cost...
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