Navy’s New Triton Drone Getting Close to Taking Over

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K. Toropin, Military.com The Navy’s new MQ-4C Triton drones hit a new development milestone last week, the Navy’s project manager announced Tuesday.
Capt. Dan Mackin, the naval program manager for the Triton program, said that a new configuration of t…

To Counter China, the Navy Should Retake the High Ground

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Breaking Defense OPINION: This week’s SeaAirSpace convention comes at a challenging time for the US Navy, which faces criticism about everything from its lack of strategy to subpar readiness. Lost in the wave of proposed solutions, however, is a fix t…

F-16 Fighter Gets a Software Update in Flight

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Caleb Larson, 1945 Although this doesn’t sound like a big deal, the ability to revive real-time upgrades is crucially important. Here’s why.
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For the first time, an Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon successfully received, installed, and …

Britain Kowtows to China in the South China Sea

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Tom Rogan, Washington Exam. The Queen Elizabeth strike group did not conduct a 12-mile transit. On Monday, the strike group quietly transited through the Luzon Strait between Taiwan and the Philippines. It is not clear whether the strike group did so …

Navy Questions Future Viability of Super Hornets

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Mallory Shelbourne, USNI News NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — If Congress mandates the Navy keep buying the current F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, the airframes will be in the fleet into the 2050s. But by then, the fourth-generation fighters likely couldn’t stand up…

Canada’s Arctic Problem

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Joe Varner, Modern War Institute In 2007 Canada’s then prime minister Stephen Harper stated, “Canada’s new government understands that the first principle of Arctic sovereignty is: Use it or lose it.” The Conservative government of the time saw Canadi…

Lasers Destined for Fighter Jets Are Now Being Tested

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T. Newdick, War Zone Wind tunnels are being used to help accelerate the Air Force’s delayed airborne laser ambitions.
Ahead of putting experimental directed energy weapons onto its fighter jets, the U.S. Air Force is testing how these systems will ope…

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