Dan Schere June 15, 2024

The Army is targeting the second quarter of fiscal year 2026 to complete fielding of the initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) systems to four air defense battalions, service officials said this week.

Vanessa Montalbano June 14, 2024

The Air Force’s legacy fleet may see fewer cuts than the service anticipated next year, according to an executive summary of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s defense authorization bill released today. But legislators would still support service officials' requests to boost dollars for modernization efforts.

Tony Bertuca June 14, 2024

The Democrat-led Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill that would break the cap mandated by the Fiscal Responsibility Act by more than $25 billion, setting the stage for a months-long confrontation with the House’s GOP majority.

Jason Sherman June 14, 2024

The Pentagon this week executed the first of two planned flight tests to calibrate new space-based sensors recently placed in orbit as part of the U.S. military’s latest efforts to assemble a suite of new technologies to counter long-range hypersonic glide vehicles.

Vanessa Montalbano June 13, 2024

The future of the Next Generation Air Dominance aircraft is hanging in the balance after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin today appeared non-committal to the sixth-generation Lfighter program

Tony Bertuca June 13, 2024

The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee voted to advance its version of the fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill along party lines today, with Democrats standing in opposition to what they said were “poison pill” policy riders that target abortion services, climate change mitigation and diversity initiatives.

EpiSci and PhysicsAI win first DARPA air autonomy program contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected software company EpiSci in partnership with PhysicsAI to develop the first version of “tactical artificial intelligence algorithms for missionized, team-based air combat,” the company announced on Wednesday.

Senate policy bill supports second Virginia sub and third destroyer, fences frigate and LSM funding

The Senate Armed Services Committee supports the purchase of a second Virginia-class submarine and a third Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in fiscal year 2025 while restricting funding for two of the Navy’s surface ship programs, according to an executive summary of the committee’s defense authorization bill.

Senate defense bill calls for two AI pilot programs, bolsters c-UAS technologies

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill requires the Defense Department to establish two artificial intelligence pilot programs and implement a slew of requirements aimed at advancing technology used to counter uncrewed aircraft systems.