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Proposed Cannon Would Turn the B-1 Bomber into a Gunship
Boeing has been granted a patent for a cannon to enhance the aircraft's ability to take on more close-air support roles.
C-17 Globemaster Makes 1st Airdrop in Afghanistan in More Than a Year
The cargo airlifter, based out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, made a drop over Southern Afghanistan on May 10.
Social Media Photos Raise Questions About B-1 Emergency Landing
Photos show a missing ceiling hatch, leading to speculation an in-flight ejection was attempted.
Marines Want New Skis, Not New Ski Boots
The Marine Corps recently announced it will soon search the market for a new ski system that does not require a new ski boot.
Army May Have to Rely on Simulators to Train for Future Urban Combat
The head of Army Training and Doctrine Command said the service will have to use high-tech simulations to prepare soldiers.
Advanced Super Hornet, F-35 Face Stealth Dilemma
The Navy is expanding its F-35 and Super Hornet fleets, but the two aircraft can't communicate without compromising stealth.
Here's How the Air Force Plans to Recruit Teenage Gamers
Forget the Xbox. The U.S. Air Force wants kids to play a game to help it locate future airmen.
This Performance Bar Could Keep Recruits from Breaking Bones in Basic
Recruits with a more sedentary background have seen rising injury levels, an official said.
The Military Still Wants a Belly Gun for the V-22 Osprey
For years, officials have wanted a forward firing gun under the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey's belly.
Chunky New Armored Vehicles From Mantis Look Like Space Buggies
An Israel-based company will unveil its new line of highly mobile Mantis armored vehicles at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris.
AFSOC's U-28 Proves Its Value in ISR Mission
Officials say special operations forces flying manned intelligence-gathering planes still have a role to play.
No End in Sight for B-1 Grounding as New Emergency Landing Reported
The Air Force's fleetwide stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet continues, as news emerges of another emergency landing by a bomber.
Army Spends $50 Million to Build Autonomous Supply Convoys
The Army has awarded a $49.7 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for autonomous kits to be tested on supply vehicles.
This Heavy-Duty 'Milk Stool' May Save the Air Force Millions
The Air Force Research Laboratory's JFWORX is re-engineering the current milk stool into a 30-pound aluminum version
After Northrop Pullout, Raytheon Will Make F-35's See-Through Sensor
Lockheed Martin has chosen Raytheon Co. to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's next-generation distributed aperture system.
Tiltrotor Craft That May Replace Black Hawk Prepares for Test Flight
A team from Textron Inc. and Bell Helicopter will demonstrate the maneuverability of its experimental V-280 Valor helicopter.
Army Confirms: These 5 Cities May Host New Futures Command
Army officials have been visiting cities that represent centers of innovation to find a home for the Futures Command.
MQ-9B SkyGuardian to Highlight Endurance With Trans-Atlantic Flight
The medium-altitude MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone will make its first ever trans-Atlantic flight to the U.K. next month.
Army: Individual Soldiers Will One Day Control Swarms of Robots
Army robotics officials are trying to give soldiers the capability to control swarms of air and ground robotic systems.
Marines Go Bump In The Night: Bad Driving a Flightline Hazard
Marines have a problem in bumping into stuff while towing aircraft, particularly at night.
With Google Out of Maven, DoD Still Wants AI to Sort Surveillance Data
U.S. Air Force leaders want to use artificial intelligence systems to sift through collected data.
Pilot Concerns Bring Brief Pause to T-6 Operations at Randolph AFB
T-6 operations took a brief pause at Randolph because pilots were concerned about the aircraft's oxygen generating systems.
Pentagon Memo Grounds Air Force Special Ops Quadcopters
Like the Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force has suspended using commercial off-the-shelf drones following a Pentagon memo.
Army Closer to Arming Trucks with High-Energy Lasers
The U.S. Army is closer to mounting lasers on vehicles for protection against enemy rocket, artillery and mortar fire.
Air Force's $1,200 Coffee Cups Could Last Longer Thanks to 3D Printing
The U.S. Air Force has spent thousands of dollars on cups that can reheat coffee and tea on air refueling tankers.
Big Red One Attacks Foes in Training with New Electronic Warfare Kit
Soldiers got the chance to attack another unit with the service's first electronic warfare (EW) prototype.
Bell's V-280 Tiltrotor Will Get Lockheed's New Long-Range Sensors
The Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor system is built to "provide 360-degree awareness around your aircraft via sensors."
Air Force No Longer Spending $10,000 on Toilet Seats, Officials Say
The U.S. Air Force is 3D printing toilet seat covers for its cargo airlift planes instead of spending $10K to replace them.
Fitness App Firm Suspends Feature After Reports Troops' Data Revealed
The company Polar USA has suspended the information sharing feature on its popular fitness app, Polar Flow.
US Still Hopes to Sway Turkey to Buy Patriot Missiles over S-400
While there is no formal deal in place, U.S. officials are still hoping to convince Turkey to buy the Patriot missile system.
Army to Buy Raytheon's Coyote Expendable UAS for Drone-Killing Mission
The U.S. Army will buy Raytheon's Coyote drone by the end of the year to take down enemy drones.
US Fighters May Carry StormBreaker Foul-Weather Bomb by Next Year
Testing for Raytheon's Stormbreaker precision-guided bomb is "going so well" it may be fielded earlier than expected.
Red Air Gets a High-Tech Upgrade With Garmin's New Tandem Cockpit
TacAir announced it has begun integrating the Garmin G3000 cockpit on Northrop Grumman's F-5E/F fighter aircraft.
Marines Test New Drone Swarms a Single Operator Can Control
One Marine could soon dispatch a dozen drones to jam communications and take out targets -- all from a handheld tablet.
Air Force, NASA Work to Make Deep Space Exploration Possible
U.S. scientists are striving toward deep space exploration, and NASA is looking to the U.S. Air Force for help to get there.
Lawmakers: Use Cyber Attacks on Countries That Meddle in US Elections
The SASC wants the U.S. to launch cyber attacks against any country that tries to disrupt the functioning of our society.
Defense Budget Bill May Signal End of JSTARS Recapitalization Effort
The push to upgrade the JSTARS fleet may be over as both the House and Senate have chosen to ax the recapitalization plan.
Navy's New Amphibs Must Be Ready for a High-Tech Fight, 2-Star Says
The Navy and Marine Corps are on the cusp of changing the way they fight from the sea, a two-star general said this week.
The Air Force Is Sending a Stealth Fighter to Europe. But Which?
One of the U.S. Air Force's fifth-generation stealth fighters will head to Europe before summer's end.
China Leaving US Behind on Artificial Intelligence: Air Force General
China's massive investment in artificial intelligence technologies may soon leave the U.S. at a major disadvantage.
STRATCOM Chief Will 'Die Trying or Kill Somebody' to Get New Helo
For the head of U.S. Strategic Command, a new helicopter for missile sites is not only a necessity, it's long overdue.
Army Cyber Command Could Get New Name to Highlight Capability Range
Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty said the U.S. should avoid the temptation to rely too heavily on cyber.
Air Force Studying Spider Silk for Stronger Body Armor, Parachutes
Researchers are looking to arachnids to engineer new synthetic materials that are stronger than Kevlar.
Air Force Doubles Down on Hypersonic Weapons Development with 2nd Contract
The move comes after Pentagon officials said in recent months they fear the U.S. may be lagging behind in hypersonics.
Need for New Tech Grows as Air Force's Bird Strike Mission Expands
Wildlife encounters accounted for 418 of the Air Force's 5,109 Class A, B and C mishaps from 2011-2017, according to a study.
Lockheed Gets $3 Billion Contract for Next-Gen Missile Warning Satellites
The contract, not allows Lockheed to conduct analysis, "design/development, hardware procurement, early manufacturing.
Pave Hawk Replacement Can't Come Too Soon as Maintenance Mounts: GAO
The service plans to replace its primary search-and-rescue helo, but it will take years for new aircraft to reach the fleet.
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