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   ISSN (Print) 0092-1491
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  • Nature of Conflict Informs Operational Energy Strategy
    • Abstract: The Defense Department can find little comfort with low prices at U.S. gas pumps.
      PubDate: Tue, 10 May 2016 15:38:40 GMT
  • Battle Over Space Launch Heating Up (UPDATED)
    • Abstract: The fight over who will provide space launch services to the Air Force — and which rocket engine will be used to put payloads into orbit — is in full burn, pitting the Pentagon, Congress and members of industry against one another.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:13:45 GMT
  • CV-22 Ospreys Get Extra Upgrades for Special Operations (UPDATED)
    • Abstract: Air Force Special Operations Command plans to integrate several new technologies into its fleet of CV-22 Ospreys by the early 2020s that will enhance the aircraft’s performance, an AFSOC official told National Defense.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:51:11 GMT
  • Special Operators Seek New Social Media Tools
    • Abstract: As terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State embrace social media, government entities are seeking to exploit open-source information to improve their own operational tactics.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:57:01 GMT
  • DARPA Pursuing Technologies to Help Troops ID Enemies
    • Abstract: In December, DARPA kicked off its Squad X Core Technologies program as a way to provide dismounted soldiers and Marines with better situational awareness in treacherous and degraded environments.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:32:50 GMT
  • Robotic Mules Remain in Development Limbo
    • Abstract: Robot proponents inside and outside the military are asking when the demonstrations for robotic mules will end and the fielding begin.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:31:19 GMT
  • SOFWERX: Newest Acquisition Tool for Special Operators
    • Abstract: While its doors have only been open a few short months, SOFWERX, an institute designed to facilitate communication between the technology community and U.S. Special Operations Command, is already having a positive impact, its leaders said.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:50:29 GMT
  • Navy Combatants Can Defend Against Emerging Missile Threat
    • Abstract: As a means to improve the defensive capability of its guided-missile destroyers, the Navy is adding the SeaRAM weapon system to help counter the emerging threat.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:31:13 GMT
  • The Enemy of Good Enough: A Different Way to Look at Emerging Technology
    • Abstract: If we field a technology, even though it has not reached the limits of its capability, we may find it does things we can’t be without.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:38:22 GMT
  • Special Operations Gunships to Be Equipped With Improved Sensors
    • Abstract: Air Force Special Operations Command plans to fly small, tactical off-board drones from its AC-130 gunships in combat for the first time later this year, which will give crews better views of the battlefield.
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:24:55 GMT
  • Special Ops’ ‘Iron Man’ Suit on Track for 2018
    • Abstract: One of Special Operations Command’s highest profile technology development programs — the tactical assault light operator suit — is on track to debut in late 2018, a senior SOCOM official said.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:42:55 GMT
  • Army Facing Budgetary ‘Triple Whammy’
    • Abstract: The Army is preparing to fight high-end adversaries, but budget cuts and other investment decisions have put it in a unique modernization hole, a defense analyst said in a recent report.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:10:32 GMT
  • Analyst: Expect ‘Big Spike’ in Space Program Spending
    • Abstract: The U.S. military’s space acquisition budget could see a major increase in the coming years, said Michael Tierney, vice president of Jacques and Associates, a government consulting firm that represents clients in the national security space field.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:56:30 GMT
  • GAO Warns About Next Phase of F-35 Program
    • Abstract: A government watchdog warned Congress that lawmakers could have difficulty holding the Air Force accountable for controlling costs during follow-on modernization of the F-35.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:53:23 GMT
  • Patriot Upgrade Could Attract New Customers
    • Abstract: Several countries have expressed interest in procuring Raytheon’s Patriot missile system after a showcase featured a number of upgrades, a company executive said.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:49:21 GMT
  • Raytheon to Assist in Upcoming Army Exercise
    • Abstract: An advanced Raytheon training system will help facilitate a multinational training exercise led by U.S. Army Europe this summer.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:45:53 GMT
  • Industry to Increase Output of Smart Munitions
    • Abstract: Munitions manufacturers are ramping up production of precision-guided weapons as the Air Force continues to deplete its stock in the fight against the Islamic State.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:42:22 GMT
  • Silicon Valley Exec: ‘Innovation Isn’t Magic’
    • Abstract: As the Pentagon continues its push to reach out to high-tech companies around the country, one Silicon Valley executive said the government must be careful to not treat innovation as if it were a magic pill.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:58:04 GMT
  • Air Force: Industry Should Develop Space Norms
    • Abstract: As private companies, labs and universities continue to launch fleets of smaller satellites into space, they should work to develop de facto norms to aid collision avoidance efforts, Air Force officials said.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:55:07 GMT
  • X-Plane May Impact Future Vertical Lift Program
    • Abstract: An aviation program within a top Defense Department laboratory could result in the development of new technologies and techniques that could be applied to the Army’s future vertical lift program.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:47:31 GMT
  • Special Operations Command Expresses Need for More V-22s
    • Abstract: Air Force Special Operations Command is looking to add more V-22s to its inventory as a hedge against future accidents, its leader said recently.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:23:53 GMT
  • Former SOCOM Chief McRaven Aims to Put Texas on the Pentagon’s Radar
    • Abstract: Today's looming and complex defense challenges require fresh thinking and bold leadership, and that puts the burden on the nation’s academic institutions.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:52:02 GMT
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