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Military Times | January 4, 2021

An ambitious project that could be the fulcrum for how the Army and other services leverage the technology of today and the near future to fight wars is expected to grow significantly in 2021.

Military Times | December 31, 2020

The Army has worked furiously to develop new electronic warfare capabilities for the force, rebuilding what it divested after the Cold War. With much attention paid to these new systems, the Army is also building new units across the service that will have to operate these emerging electronic warfare systems. | January 2, 2021

A U.S. Army drill sergeant on holiday leave was found fatally shot in San Antonio, Texas, military officials said Saturday. Jessica Mitchell, 30, "was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds," said Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, in a statement.

C4ISRNET | December 22, 2020

The U.S. Army made critical advancements this year to strengthen the radios it plans to use for multidomain operations in contested and congested environments in the future.

GovCon Wire | December 23, 2020

General Electric will manufacture 48 F414-GE-400 turbofan engines and associated devices for the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 production units after the service branch exercised a contract option valued at $220M.

Jane's 360 | December 22, 2020

Skyways of Austin, Texas is developing autonomously folding wings for its Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS) selected for the US Navy (USN) Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS programme.

Air Force
Air Force Times | December 27, 2020

As early as March, the Air Force and Army could begin major experiments on their systems to allow aircraft, sensors and other weapons systems across services to share data instantaneously.

Breaking Defense | December 22, 2020

The Air Force yesterday said that it is not yet testing its prototype drone-killing microwave, the Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder (THOR), abroad — retracting a statement made last week by Chief Scientist Richard Joseph.

The Wall Street Journal | January 3, 2021

The Marine Corps is stepping up training in Japan for island-based conflict in the Western Pacific, putting it at the leading edge of a pivot by the U.S. to face the military challenge from China.

Reuters | December 24, 2020

Wind-driven flames racing through miles of dry brush on a U.S. Marine Corps base in Southern California prompted the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents on Thursday from neighborhoods at the edge of the sprawling installation, authorities said.

Industry News
Jane's 360 | December 22, 2020

Airbus Helicopters has begun upgrading Hungary’s eventual fleet of 20 H145M rotorcraft with the company’s HForce Generic Weapon System (GWS).

Navy Times | December 21, 2020

New York has reached an agreement with defense contractor Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy on a $406 million plan to clean up a massive plume of underground contamination left from Long Island’s heyday as a hub of aerospace manufacturing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

Military Times | December 22, 2020

Raytheon Technologies wrapped up its purchase of Blue Canyon Technologies, the small satellite manufacturer that has secured a number of space-related contracts with the Department of Defense in recent years.