MQ-9s in Romania Provide Constant ISR Over the Balkans

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B.W. Everstine, AF Mag. The Air Force is now flying MQ-9 Reaper operations from Romania, in a new mission that aims to provide 24/7 intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance coverage in the Balkans.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe based the Reapers at …

The Navy’s Ever-Evolving Aegis Combat System

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Tyler Rogoway, The War Zone The Aegis Combat System, aptly named after the shield of the Greek god Zeus, represented an absolute revolution in how naval surface warfare could be conducted when it first emerged in an operational form nearly four decade…

The Scrum

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Andrew Shaughnessy, Modern War Institute Leaning back against the HESCO, the smoke from his freshly lit Camel drifted into the Venezuelan night sky. With temperatures nearing the 110s during the day, chain smoking in the night was the closest John was…

Pope Heads for Iraq in Historic First

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Ali Mamouri, Al-Monitor The pope will land in Iraq tomorrow for a three-day pilgrimage.
For the first time in history, the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis, will visit Iraq March 5-8.
“Tomorrow I will g…

FicInt: Anticipating Tomorrow’s Conflict

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Allison Annick, Proceedings The face of the adventurer at the steering-wheel, darkly visible ever and again by the oval greenish flow of the compass face, had something of that firm beauty which all concentrated purpose gives, and something of the hap…

SDA Awarding Multiple Contracts for Up to 150 Satellites

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Sandra Erwin, Space N. The Space Development Agency expects Tranche 1 satellites to cost “significantly less” than the $14 million average price it paid for Tranche 0 satellites.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency will solicit bids f…

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