Defense Systems

Navy looks to Army for more data analytics capability

The sea service is also planning to release a new information strategy in July.

Policy

House authorizers: cut F-35 purchases to fix problems

Their version of the defense policy bill would reduce the Pentagon’s 2025 purchase by 10 jets.

Threats

Paparo takes the helm at INDOPACOM

Today is the “most dangerous time,” says outgoing Adm. Aquilino.

Science & Tech

Navy slow to adopt modern ship-designing tools, GAO finds

The service is getting in the way of shipbuilders who want to go digital, the watchdog said.

Policy

Australia aims to double its naval fleet. Can its plan work?

Questions remain about financial commitment, manpower, schedule, and ability to avoid acquisition missteps.

Science & Tech

Giant military manta ray drone passes first ocean test

Manta Ray prototype demonstrates propulsion, steering in step toward “real-world operations.”

Policy

Everyone’s V-22s are flying again—and may do so past 2060

As all services emerge from March’s grounding, the program’s manager lays out long-term plans.