This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on a recent Space Force electromagnetic warfare exercise, Army AH-64E attack helicopters, the Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band system and more.
The Space Force recently conducted an electromagnetic warfare exercise:
The Space Force has successfully conducted Black Skies, an exercise designed to train guardians on electromagnetic warfare, according to an announcement issued last week.
The Cyber Accreditation Body announced the launch of a white label CMMC Readiness Tool (CRT) at its town hall meeting on Sept. 26, our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity are reporting today:
CMMC AB selection of 'readiness tool' raises questions from stakeholders on competitive bidding process
The selection of a free "benefit" tool for consulting organizations who pay to be part of the accreditation body ecosystem for the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is raising concerns from two stakeholders on the decision-making process and potential conflicts of interest.
The Pentagon recently released a pair of Selected Acquisition Reports dated December 2022 on the AH-64E "Apache New Build" and "AH-64E Apache Remanufacture":
The Army has been identifying areas where improvement is needed for the manufacturing process and quality of the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter's generators, which have experienced failures in the past year.
While the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band system was previously expected to complete operational testing in August 2023 with IOC following in September, Navy spokesperson Elizabeth Fahrner told Inside Defense testing and data collection are ongoing, with IOC anticipated in the near future:
The Navy's next-generation airborne electronic attack jamming system, which will replace the legacy ALQ-99 jamming pods carried by EA-18G Growlers, is moving through operational testing with initial operational capability expected later this autumn.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke this week from Brussels after a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group:
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today the United States and dozens of international partners have now agreed to establish several "capability coalitions" aimed at supplying Ukraine with various air, land and sea weapons in the coming years, including assistance to modernize network infrastructure.