The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 1, 2022

By Thomas Duffy / November 1, 2022 at 3:47 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on what could come after the MQ-9 Reaper and more.

Air Combat Command chief Gen. Mark Kelly spoke about the next generation of MQ-9 Reapers during a recent online Mitchell Institute event:

ACC head: ADAIR-UX initiative could 'inform our way ahead' on potential MQ-9 follow-on

The head of Air Combat Command says work to leverage unmanned, semi-autonomous platforms as simulated adversaries could inform what capabilities may come after the MQ-9.

L3Harris CEO Chris Kubasik spoke about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program during his company's recent quarterly earnings conference call:

L3Harris touts progress on F-35 Technology Refresh 3

The CEO of L3Harris said today the company is making "good progress" on a major F-35 technology refresh effort, following significant delays and cost growth in recent years.

A classified report to Congress details a potential programmatic blueprint for defending Guam against advanced Chinese cruise, ballistic and maneuvering hypersonic weapons:

DOD sends Congress classified blueprint for potential Guam Defense System

The Pentagon has outlined for Congress options for a new integrated air and missile defense of Guam in a classified report that marks the latest development in a long-running internal Defense Department debate over the efficacy of such as system, outlining a potential capability that uses elements of the Aegis Ashore as a building block and ties in Army technologies.

The Defense Department's new artificial intelligence and data accelerator initiative was launched earlier this year as part of the Joint All Domain Command and Control strategy:

AI and data initiative could inform COCOMs on how to enable JWCC

The Pentagon's new artificial intelligence and data accelerator initiative will help inform the Defense Department on how to enable combatant commands to use the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, a senior DOD official said this week.

A South Korean company is throwing its hat into the ring for the U.S. Army's mobile howitzer programs:

Hanwha seeks to participate in Army howitzer programs

Hanwha Defense, a South Korean company that opened its American division in 2018, hopes to demonstrate and offer its technology to the U.S. Army for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery and other self-propelled howitzer programs, according to John Kelly, the president of Hanwha Defense USA.