Boeing, Saab Respond to NATO E-3 Successor Calls
Boeing and Saab each confirmed they responded to NATO’s request for information on successors to the E-3 AWACS. Boeing provided data on its 737-based E-7 Wedgetail and Saab provided details on its Bombardier Global business jet-based GlobalEye.
Pilot Error After ‘Sierra Hotel Break’ Resulted in South China Sea F-35C Crash, Investigation Says
A 2022 ramp strike aboard the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) that injured six sailors and resulted in the loss of an F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter was due to a mistake by the fighter pilot during landing, an investigation into the Jan. 24, 2022 incident determined.
Space Force May Hire Companies to Service Orbiting Satellites
The U.S. Space Force is developing a plan for a satellite refueling and servicing capability that takes advantage of technology being developed by commercial space companies, according to the head of the service’s mobility enterprise.
Pentagon Tight-Lipped Regarding Alleged Military Email and Data Exposure
The Defense Department is reportedly conducting a new review prompted by an alert from a non-government source that heaps of U.S. military emails containing sensitive personnel data were exposed publicly online this month, via a server hosted on Microsoft’s Azure government cloud.
Pentagon Warns Troops Eating Poppy Seeds Could Lead to Failed Drug Tests
The U.S. Defense Department issued an official warning to troops last week: If you don’t want to test positive on a drug test, you should avoid poppy seeds.
Latest US Airstrike in Somalia Kills 7 Suspected al-Shabaab Fighters
Seven suspected al-Shabaab fighters were killed in a Feb. 21 airstrike in support of Somali forces, which took place near Galmudug roughly 317 miles northeast of Mogadishu, the country’s capital, according to U.S. Africa Command.
NASA Warns of Budget Challenges in Year Ahead
Despite its successes last year, the leadership of NASA warns that the coming year could be more challenging as it fights to preserve its budget on Capitol Hill.
PODCAST: Russia’s Winter Offensive
Mike Kofman sat down with Nicholas Danforth to discuss Russia’s latest offensive, it’s focus, and why it has been underwhelming so far. The conversation analyzes the current state of the conflict, where it may be headed, the constraints each side may face in the coming months, and whether this year could see decisive turning points in the war.
Air Force Sees Chance to Cut Reliance on Foreign Supply Chain by Making Rubber Out of Dandelions
The Air Force is spending millions of dollars on a program to make rubber from a certain species of dandelion that grows in the United States and use it to produce items such as aircraft tires to cut dependency on foreign supplies, service officials said.
The Amazing Story of How a Young Jimmy Carter Helped Avert a Nuclear Disaster
Rachel Maddow tells the story of a young Navy lieutenant from Georgia named Jimmy who played a key role in helping prevent a nuclear catastrophe in 1952.