Army staging largest ever joint-forces network exercise

NIE 16.1 incorporates coalition and other U.S. forces, setting the stage for the multinational Army Warfighting Assessments.

Orbital ATK to supply boosters for ULA's Atlas V, Vulcan

The expanded partnership could help bring down costs, as ULA faces competition from SpaceX for future Air Force contracts.

New Reaper variant stays aloft longer

The Air Force and General Atomics have successfully fielded an Extended Range version that significantly increases the Reaper’s flight endurance.

Carlisle: Overworked airmen can't train for future threats

The commander of the Air Combat Command tells a CSIS audience that RPA crew members are doing "zero continuation training because they’re all engaged in the fight."

Army awards $72M deal for Saturn Arch anti-IED support

Leidos will support the program, which uses high-powered sensors to detect IEDs and other threats from the air.

New chamber is a big deal for radio frequency testing in Army vehicles

CERDEC has opened a large anechoic chamber—that is, one that disallows echoes—that will improve RF testing and could be a game-changer for WIN-T

Chem-bio-nuke teams test briefcase communications system

The portable GRRIP lets response teams set up quickly and send back data and imagery from potential disaster sites.

Why drones could play a more limited role in future conflicts

Countries like Russia and China have anti-aircraft capabilities that terrorists don’t have, an Air Force official says.

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