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The path to next generation cyberspace operations: How defense industry expertise empowers the joint cyber warfighting architecture vision

JCWA will be instrumental in helping our nation compete and win against adversaries, but scaled industry partnership is necessary for mission success.

Business

Is Azerbaijan buying Pakistani fighter jets?

Neither Baku nor Islamabad has confirmed a reported purchase of JF-17s.

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Combating the “Tyranny of Distance” in The Indo-Pacific Region

AWS is working to support the Pentagon as it seeks to implement its vision for JADC2 in the Indo-Pacific.

Threats

Russian space nuke wouldn’t alter US orbital-network plans, Space Force says

The nascent Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture is built on the idea that lots of satellites offer plenty of redundancy.

Ideas

Biden shouldn’t stick to a defense-budget deal the House will not honor

Instead, the president should take a page from his former boss’ playbook—and seek the money the military needs.

Threats

Budget impasse freezes two Space Force efforts, leaders say

This year’s spending caps will boost future costs, acting Air Force undersecretary adds.

Voices

Ideas

Far from the front, AI is starting to prove its military value

From customizing training to slashing through red tape, artificial intelligence tools are being put to use.

Business

Rocket Lab won’t be ready to launch its new rocket by year’s end, documents suggest

This likely means a delay for the Pentagon’s effort to boost competition for rocket launches.

Science & Tech

China is building its own Starlink—even as questions surround Musk's constellation

A recent rocket launch lofted satellites for a Chinese service to mimic SpaceX, which was slammed this weekend by a top U.S. lawmaker.

Ideas

Groupthink gives V-22 a bad rap

The tiltrotor’s safety record is on par with other Pentagon rotorcraft—none of which can match its capability and performance.

Policy

Top Pentagon IT official departs deputy CIO role

Lily Zeleke will be taking over “new responsibilities” at the agency, though it’s still unknown what her new position is.

Defense Systems

The Pentagon's connect-everything effort has a minimum viable product

An initial version of CJADC2 is “low latency and extremely reliable,” Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks said.

Business

The West is underestimating Ukraine’s artillery needs

Russia is producing far more 155mm shells than Ukrainian forces can obtain, researchers say.