Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Defense Department has announced it will spend $36.9 million in Defense Production Act Title III funds to help prop up the domestic aviation and shipbuilding industries beset by challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suppliers across the western aerospace and defense industrial base faced an existential crisis entering the second half of 2020.
The Defense Department has presented the White House with options to reduce the American military presence in South Korea as the two countries remain at odds over President Donald J. Trump’s demand that Seoul greatly increase how much it pays for the U.S. troops stationed in the country, U.S. officials said.
Of the Defense Department’s top 60 leadership positions, a total of 20 are currently vacant, said Pentagon spokesman Chuck Prichard. Ten people have been nominated for some of those positions, but the Senate has not scheduled their confirmation hearings. The White House has not nominated anyone to fill the remainder of the open positions.
For the first time, Royal Netherland Air Force F-16s and F-35As partnered with 4th and 5th generation aircraft from the Royal Air Force and F-15s from the 48th Fighter Wing during exercise Point Blank 20-3 on July 16, 2020. More than 60 aircraft took off from home stations and met in the skies over the North Sea for a realistic, high-fidelity training environment that included KC-135 Stratotankers and a RC-135 Rivet Joint from RAF Mildenhall, along with NATO Airborne Warning and Control Systems.
The Pentagon’s top weapons acquisition official on July 16 called for another review of what defense technology is export-restricted, in an attempt to ensure the United States remains a defense technology provider of choice for other nations.
The Air Force is leveraging emerging technologies and new legislation to accelerate acquisition decisions and streamline sustainment. Read more here.
Turkey sent air defense assets to Libya following the arrival of the Russian-supplied jets, underscoring growing foreign involvement in the conflict.
Now you can get up close and personal with that very same A-10 (aka “Warthog” or “Hog” or “Hawg”) as Major Cody “ShIV” Wilton, the commander of the A-10 Demo Team, performs a really detailed walkaround of his aircraft in a stunning video filmed by Erik Johnston