US Air National Guard Trains Airmen with New F-16 Radar Capability

The US Air National Guard has trained airmen with the new AN/ASQ-236 radar pods aboard F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighters. The program upskilled program managers, avionics specialists, pilots, and aircrews in installing the radar and using it to plan interoperability across post-block F-16 jets. “This effort has been ongoing for many years,” F-16 Program Manager […]

NATO’s Entire Military Satellite Network Supporting Ukrainian War Effort: Why Russia’s Allegations Matter

The Russian government has claimed that NATO’s entire network of satellites, and more broadly the alliance’s entire military infrastructure, is working to support Ukraine’s war effort. “We see how NATO’s entire military infrastructure is working against Russia, and we see how NATO’s entire intelligence infrastructure, including reconnaissance aviation, and satellite groupings are working in the […]

Surface Navy brass holding ‘sustainment summits’ to fix ship maintenance issues

Freedom-class littoral combat ships, such as the Sioux City (LCS-11), were called out by a Government Accountability Office report as having particularly high cannibalization rates over the past decade. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas A. Russell) WASHINGTON — The Navy’s surface fleet leadership is holding regular “sustainment summits” in part […]

Pentagon grounds ‘subset’ of Osprey fleet over safety concerns

MV-22 Ospreys take-off during an amphibious raid for a multinational littoral operations exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. (Royal New Zealand Air Force photo by Cpl. Dillon Anderson) WASHINGTON — Months after declaring the V-22 Osprey safe for use, the Pentagon is standing down “a subset” of the fleet over safety […]

US Navy Launches AI-Enabled Program to Support Fleet Readiness

The US Navy, IBM, Four Inc., and Cubewise have launched a program to enhance the service’s fleet readiness aboard the USNS Robert E. Peary. Led by US Fleet Forces Command, the Class 1 Common Operating Picture program was established to provide fleets with efficient decision-making timelines related to response plans, including the ability to surge […]

At UN meeting, space cooperation picks up momentum, but Moscow and Beijing play spoilers

Flags stand outside the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — A discussion this week by a United Nations working group on space security highlighted emerging international accord about the importance of norms and data sharing for space operations, but also became a […]