Cleared for takeoff: Aging A-10 gets another decade to support ground troops
The A-10 will continue to fly in support of America’s ground forces, thanks to the quick passing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The aircraft, which has not been manufactured since the early 1980s, is useful to the U.S. but is showing its age. Just two years ago,... Read more
244 years strong: How the Army went from rough rebellion to finely tuned war machine
On June 14th the oldest branch of the U.S. Military turns 244, sparking rather subdued celebrations around the globe. America’s first fighting force, the U.S. Army has humble beginnings- despite this, the branch is now recognized as the most powerful fighting force in the world. Founded in June of... Read more
President Trump shows off plans for a more “patriotic” redesign for Air Force One
The Palm Beach Post The Palm Beach Post, Fla.(TNS) President Donald Trump said he’s going to give Air Force One a makeover, both inside and out. During an interview Wednesday with ABC News, Trump unveiled pictures of the redesign. Out will be the baby blue color scheme. In will... Read more
Dept. of Defense strikes record $34 billion deal for new F-35s
A new lot of F-35s have been ordered for the Air Force and it’s thanks to a record $34 billion deal between Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense. The multi-year contract covers multiple production lots, with the first set giving the Air Force 157 new jets. The layout... Read more
Climate change forcing the Navy north to defend the Arctic ocean
As the landscape of the Arctic circle changes, the U.S. Navy is adapting its force projection capabilities to the cold North. While the Arctic has primarily been the turf of the U.S. Army and Air Force, the Navy is once again training for sea dominance in the frigid waters.... Read more
Decorated “Captain Marvel” Air Force pilot removed from DOD job
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Air Force’s highest ranking female fighter pilot was removed from her job leading the Pentagon office responsible for overseeing some of the military’s closest-held secret programs, defense officials said Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop was removed from her position as the director of... Read more
Army testing out new tamper-resistant GPS system this fall
The U.S. Army is set to deploy for combat exercises this fall with a new tamper-resistant GPS system, following previous incidents that point to Russian interference. GPS is particularly vulnerable to jamming, and multiple documented cases in 2018 -ranging from training exercises in Norway to operations in Syria- have... Read more
Less than 20% of B-1 Lancers are operational due to neglect from the Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is slacking when it comes to the B-1 Lancer fleet, with less than ten operational units out of a total number of 62. The fast-moving, low-level bomber was once the pride of the USAF but now problems are beginning to manifest as the Air Force... Read more
Russian destroyer nearly collides with U.S. cruiser, Navy blames Russia for near collision
The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chancellorsville was forced to take evasive maneuvers in the Pacific after it was nearly struck a Russian destroyer. While both sides are blaming each other, the Russians are well-known for playing chicken with enemy ships and aircraft.  In fact, earlier this week a... Read more
U.S. will start testing hypersonic weapons in 2020
The U.S. Army has announced that they will be testing hypersonic weapons next year, likely in the form of a cruise missile. The weapon can reportedly move five times the speed of sound and is launched by a tactical truck with a 30-foot transporter erector launcher. The weapon is... Read more
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