Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Military Health Officials: Electronic Health Records Rollout On Schedule and Ready for COVID Vaccine
Despite the ongoing pandemic, officials from the Defense Department and U.S. Coast Guard electronic health record program said the effort remains on schedule to fully deploy the MHS Genesis system by 2023.
Should Congress pass a new military fund dedicated to operations in the Pacific, the general in charge of the U.S. Air Force in the region would like to see some of it spent on hypersonic weapons.
The Air Force is planning to award Northrop Grumman a contract to support and sustain the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.
Open software architectures for all new development programs will be the new requirement from the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) as it lays the foundation for joint all-domain command and control for the U.S. military.
That’s what the outgoing House Armed Services Committee ranking member says, and he’s not alone.
In March, the military announced that its space fence is fully operational and can now track items that are 10 centimeters or larger in size. Now, the military service in charge of space as a warfighting domain is looking for some garbage-astronauts to take out the trash.
U.S. and U.K. military space officials at the Defence Space 2020 conference expressed enthusiasm for joint pitch competitions as a way to tap into commercial space sector innovation. During the conference, 10 companies participating in the first International Space Pitch Day (ISPD) won awards of 53,000 British pounds apiece ($70,167) plus the opportunity to compete for follow-on contracts from U.S. and U.K. military agencies.
Recently revealed video provides, for the first time, a clear, up-close look at China’s future carrier-based multirole fighter, the Shenyang J-15T, which is derived from the Russian-made Su-33 Flanker-D. Unlike previous Chinese carrier variants of the Flanker, this one importantly features the modifications required to operate from its future catapult-equipped carriers.
On Nov. 18, an F/A-18C of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, piloted by Cmdr. Frank Weisser, landed at Washington Dulles Airport and taxied to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., where it is going to be put on display after preparation work. It’s the first “Blue Angels” aircraft and the first F-18 the museum has acquired.
At launch, Air Force Gaming consists of a new intramural esports program for Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Space Professionals connecting the eight bases across the country under the AFGSC. AFG will eventually grow to cover all global Air Force personnel, spanning every base on the planet.
When compared to the likes of genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark, Frank Pillar is quick to joke that he "may be closer to Tony Stank" than the alter ego of Marvel's Iron Man. But he might be selling himself short. After all, the Air Force technical sergeant is a skilled mechanic, spending his days working on F-15 engines at RAF Lakenheath in England, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.