Threats

Sophisticated Army training goes mobile to knit a farflung Pacific coalition

The service took its Hawaii-based center to the Philippines, part of a regional campaign of joint and combined training.

Threats

How US special operators are training Ukrainians—and what they’re learning in return

The Ukrainian troops bring battlefield experience that is helping to reshape the U.S. Army’s own special operations.

Policy

At Army’s special-ops school, the biggest changes in a generation

Ukraine, robotics, and more are driving a six-year plan to improve training in irregular warfare, technology, and psyops.

Science & Tech

Army SOF's new drone course teaches gamer and maker skills

By graduation, the students will know how to build their own drones and teach foreign partners on tactics.

Defense Systems

Air Force’s T-7 trainer delayed another year

The service is also halving its planned buy of the advanced trainer in its 2025 budget request.

Threats

With an eye on Ukraine, Army revamps training to reflect modern war

Soldiers are learning to hide their Starlink dishes—and relearning the importance of digging a deep foxhole.

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.

Threats

Aussie F-35s, UK tanker join massive wargame over western US

This year’s Red Flag comes as US and allies operate against Houthi targets in Mideast.

Threats

Deadly but tricky to fly, suicide drones have Ukraine putting thousands of soldiers through pilot training

Private schools are churning out troops who can use hobbyist racing quadcopters as deadly loitering munitions.

Threats

How US Army Pacific is preparing for war with China

A sprawling, multi-island exercise hones troops’ ability to fight in the jungle, cross “wet gaps,” and operate with multiple partner nations.

Threats

Platoons to get counter-drone gear in two US Army divisions

Joint Counter-UAS office says anti-drone gun trucks are also set for delivery to Ukraine soon.

Threats

What happens when a crisis sprawls between combatant commands?

That’s just one of the questions that the Navy’s global Large Scale Exercise aims to answer.

Science & Tech

Army's new training simulators on track for 2024 delivery

Trainees were so efficient at using simulated drones to coordinate artillery strikes that one soldier had to tell them to “leave something for the tanks to shoot at.”

Threats

Retired admirals, Project Overmatch will figure in Navy’s upcoming giant exercise

The second annual edition of the Large Scale Exercise will feature multiple crises erupting around the world.

Science & Tech

Inside the Air Force’s anechoic chamber

Future platforms will require bespoke hardware to test at the Edwards facility.

Business

Data-rights fight may delay training on Air Force's new F-35 simulator

Disagreement with Lockheed may stall installation of latest software in a next-gen training facility.