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Sara Sirota February 26, 2021

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown is considering several options to replace the service's aging fleet of E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, including Boeing's E-7 Wedgetail, he told reporters Thursday.

Jason Sherman February 26, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency is soliciting the public's feedback regarding a revised plan for potentially locating a new radar in Hawaii, specifically a proposal to emplace a large sensor on the Navy-controlled Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai after efforts over the last three years to place the large array at three alternative sites failed.

Aidan Quigley February 26, 2021

The Marine Corps started its initial operational test and evaluation for the new VH-92A presidential helicopter earlier this month, program spokeswoman Megan Wasel told Inside Defense Friday.

Jaspreet Gill February 26, 2021

The Army's team in charge of enhancing soldier positioning, navigation and timing operational capability this month wrapped up the first of several exercises planned this year aimed at its sensor-to-shooter learning campaign efforts, the director of the team told Inside Defense in an interview this week.

Justin Doubleday February 25, 2021

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency's new "continuous vetting" system has flagged "clearance issues" among multiple Capitol rioters, including some working in the defense industrial base, according to the head of the agency.

Sara Sirota February 24, 2021

The Air Force is still assessing the impact of Congress' decision to cut nearly half of the fiscal year 2021 funding the service requested for the Advanced Battle Management System program but anticipates the planned on-ramp events and capability rollouts will have to slow down.

Associations call for Section 3610 extension

Nearly a dozen associations are calling on congressional leaders to extend Section 3610, a provision in COVID-19 relief legislation that allowed reimbursement for contractors who keep their employees in a "ready state."

Brown open to range of options to replace USAF's E-3 Sentry aircraft

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown is considering several options to replace the service's aging fleet of E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, including Boeing's E-7 Wedgetail, he told reporters Thursday.

Hyten: COVID exposed 'weak' defense supply chains, risk to U.S. military technological primacy

The COVID pandemic has revealed the U.S. defense industrial base to be "not healthy" and hampered by "weak" supply chains that threaten the ability of the nation to nimbly develop and field new capabilities to keep ahead of technological advances by other nations, according to the Pentagon's No. 2 military official.

General Atomics tests new MQ-9 Reaper system for AI JADC2 ops

General Atomics has for the first time flown a new system on the MQ-9 Reaper that will enable the remotely piloted aircraft to use the kind of artificial intelligence and other advanced computing technologies the Air National Guard is pursuing under its Ghost Reaper project.

Tester sees ICBMs as 'ace in the hole' as he takes Senate defense appropriations chair

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), the new chairman of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, said he wants to see full modernization of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, including the intercontinental ballistic missile leg of the triad, which is partly based in his home state.