More Than 130 House Lawmakers Push to Ramp Up F-35 Buy

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V. Insinna, DN
WASHINGTON — More than 130 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter urging continued financial support for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, signaling a potential roadblock for lawmakers hoping to cut F-35…

First B-1B Bombers Take Flight After Two-Week Grounding

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Wyatt Olson, S&S Some B-1B Lancer bombers began flying again Monday after the entire fleet was grounded for two weeks to inspect problems with the fuel system following a ground emergency last month at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
The bombers will r…

B-52 Demos Hypersonic Missile Kill Chain

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John A. Tirpak, Air Force Magazine A B-52H bomber demonstrated the steps necessary to fire a hypersonic AGM-183 missile at a target 600 nautical miles away during the ongoing Northern Edge exercise in Alaska, the Air Force reported.
The bomber, on a 1…

‘A Lot of Risk’ in Army’s Proposed 2022 Budget

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Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One As details remain under wraps, lawmakers fret about possible cuts.
There is one thing that Congressional representatives and the Army’s top leaders seem to agree on: the service’s upcoming budget request is not going to …

Are Augmented Humans the Future of War?

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Jacob Parakilas, The Diplomat It is easy to advocate an outright ban on “supersoldiers.” But augmentation has been around in one form or other for a long time – in life and war alike.
The United States Space Force is the newest branch of the American …

Nobody Wants Rules in Space

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Patrick Tucker, Defense One As space becomes more crowded, there’s little hope for new international rules to make it safer.
Debris from a crashing Chinese rocket hurtling toward Earth and a Russian projectile-shooting spy satellite are the two exampl…

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