The INSIDER daily digest -- April 24, 2023

By John Liang / April 24, 2023 at 2:10 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on a recently introduced electro-optical sensor developed by Raytheon Technologies, the latest on vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft systems and more.

Raytheon Technologies today announced the launch of RAIVEN, a capability that uses artificial intelligence, hyperspectral imaging and light detection and ranging [LiDAR] to help pilots see farther and clearer:

Raytheon wants to add new EO intelligence capability on Army future vertical lift platforms

Raytheon Technologies executives say they are hoping to incorporate a new electro-optical intelligent sensing capability on two Army future vertical lift platforms.

Frederick Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition, recently testified at a House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee hearing on rotary wing aviation systems:

VTOL aircraft to bridge 'warfighting gaps'

Investing in vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft systems remains critical for naval forces to bridge "key warfighting gaps" and provide "transformational capabilities" as legacy rotary-wing platforms end service in the next decade, said Frederick Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition.

Adm. John Aquilino, who leads Indo-Pacific Command, was on Capitol Hill last week talking about his area of responsibility:

Lawmakers dig into INDOPACOM's unmet needs

Lawmakers scrutinized U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's list of unfunded priorities during a Thursday budget hearing, focusing on funding requests to support the development of three future missile systems as well as electromagnetic spectrum capabilities and additional operations in the region.

Aquilino signals support for Taiwan-focused weapons transfers

The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command today signaled support for the use of presidential drawdown authority to "surge" capabilities to defend Taiwan and enhance deterrence in the region.

The No. 2 top military service officials testified before the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee last week about their respective fiscal year 2024 readiness budgets:

Space Force to take over Army's Theater Missile Warning

The Army will transfer its key missile warning functions to the Space Force in fiscal year 2024, Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson told lawmakers in congressional testimony on Wednesday.

Document: House hearing on military readiness