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Anduril adapts tech to detect cruise missiles is US Air Force demo

WASHINGTON — Anduril Industries adapted existing technology developed for base and border protection over the course of 11 months so it could detect cruise missiles, which it did during the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System demonstration, according to Christian Brose, who is the company’s chief strategy officer. The company’s autonomous Cruise Missile Defense Sentry Towers…
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Turkey reportedly test-fires S-400 air defense system

ANKARA, Turkey — NATO member Turkey has tested its Russian-made S-400 air defense system, Turkish media reported Friday, raising the specter of a new standoff with the United States. The television channel A Haber, which is close to the government, said on its website…
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Lockheed teams with Aerojet on Next Generation Interceptor

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin today announced it will partner with Aerojet Rocketdyne to compete for the right to build America’s next missile defense interceptor. The pairing officially ends any speculation about which company would produce the propulsion system for…
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Multi-Domain Operations doctrine still a few years out, says US Army chief

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has spent several years iterating its war-fighting concept that addresses great power competition and potential conflict with near-peer adversaries across air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. But it’s still several years from transitioning that concept into doctrine, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told Defense News in an Oct. 14 interview. The service…
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The US Navy’s ‘Manhattan Project’ has its leader

WASHINGTON – Comparing it to the challenges faced with the Aegis Combat System and the creating of the nuclear-powered Navy, the US Navy’s top officer has tasked a former surface warfare officer turned engineering duty officer to create the powerful, all-connecting…
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Army training, recruiting marches on despite COVID-19 challenges

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, locking down much of the United States in its path, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command still had a job to do — recruit new soldiers and train the ones they had. Gen. Paul Funk, TRADOC commander, talked with Army Times ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition about how the command continued, and learned new…
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Army to conduct thorough review of aviation fleet in FY23

WASHINGTON — As the Army looks to bring on two future helicopters by 2030, the service is planning to review its entire aviation fleet in fiscal 2023, Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, the Army G-8, told Defense News in an Oct. 8 interview. Over the past several years, the…
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The US Army wants to smoothen the ordeal of firing artillery

WASHINGTON — The Army is using internal development and small-business ideas to figure out how to fire artillery faster, exploring every facet from how projectiles are stored all the way to automated reloading. Brig. Gen. John Rafferty, who is in charge of Long-Range Precision Fires modernization, told Defense News in an interview ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual…
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