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USAF Posts ‘Sources Sought’ Notice for Hyper-Sonic Air-Launched Strike Weapon

The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) issued a Sources Sought notice on Thursday for a rapidly fielded and developed hyper-sonic, conventional air-launched strike weapon, Janes reported. Capabilities statements are being sought from potential sources “that are capable of accomplishing systems integration of all the elements of a hyper-sonic, conventional …

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Fmr. Air Force Intel Chief Urges Rehaul of DoD Drone Program

The former Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Lt. Gen. David Deptula has a new report that offers the Defense Department suggestions as it writes a 25-year plan for unmanned aircraft. The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it is buying and managing drones, …

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DoD Requests $42.5B, 5% Increase for IT Budget

The Department of Defense is asking for $42.5 billion in IT funding, a 5.3 percent increase over last year. From that top line number, $9.3 billion is reserved for classified investments and expenses, with $33.2 billion going to unclassified investments and expenses, according to  documents from the department’s comptroller reveal. …

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Army’s $20B Per Annum Weapons Systems Investment Could be a Waste if it Does Not Address Staffing Problems

Over the past decade, the U.S. Army has spent over $20 billion each year to develop and acquire weapon systems, but it canceled many of those due to the realization that requirements would not be met — and a government watchdog report indicates this problem is likely to continue if the …

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Defense Contractors will be Held to Higher Cyber Standards

Defense contractors will soon be held to the same cybersecurity standards that the Defense Department has implemented  in recent years, according to a top IT official at the Pentagon. “The cyberthreat is not going away; we have to defend our networks and systems, and you’re part of that defense,” acting …

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Marines Ready to Launch 3-D Printed Drones

Marines are ready to launch a 3-D-printed drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” into combat zones in the upcoming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The Nibbler would be able to operate like other, far more expensive unmanned aircraft and conduct “over the hill” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Nibbler is composed of …

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USAF Shoots Iranian-Made Drone Out of the Sky

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone belonging to pro-Syrian regime forces near At Tanf, Syria Monday, two US officials confirmed to CNN. The drone “displayed hostile intent,”was “assessed to be a threat,” and shot down, according to an official. This comes just …

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Iran: We Hit Targets in Syria with Long-Range Ballistic Missiles

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Monday that they hit targets inside Syria, an action that would confirm they’ve extended the range of their solid-fuel missiles. Iran claimed the missiles, which flew approximately 400 miles and hit terrorist headquarters and depots in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province, were in response …

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Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Within 5 Ft. of USAF Recon Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet with air-to-air missiles under its wings was “provocative” and flew “erratically,” approaching “rapidly” within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” officials told Fox News. “The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet …

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Fmr. CIA Director Brennan: ‘It’s Going to Take a 9/11’ Cyber Threat for US to Act

Lawmakers should recognize the gravity of cyber-security threats the U.S. faces, and focus on legislation and regulations to properly address vulnerabilities, warned former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday. “People frequently say it’s going to take a 9/11 in the cyber realm in order for us as a country to be …

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