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The U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has announced on 19 March that at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Europe to exercise the U.S. Army’s ability to rapidly alert, recall and deploy under emergency conditions. This Dynamic Force Employment makes our activities unpredictable to …
The A-10 Thunderbolt is unlike any “fighter” before or since, with survivability features designed to keep it flying during an attack run and make it back to base. The plane featured redundant engineering features designed to keep the plane flying though parts of it were shot away. The two General Electric TF-34 non-afterburning turbofans were …
In February, the U.S. Defense Department issued a call for information in support of the aptly titled High Energy Laser Weapon Subsystem Technologies. According to a new request for information (RFI) published on 6 February, the Pentagon asked the defense industry to pitch a more compact and militarized laser weapon system for use on the …
In an era when NATO gets slammed on a regular basis by President Trump, there’s one key alliance success — the ability of 30 countries to work together on the battlefield.
To take out Russian and Chinese targets from a thousand miles away, the US Army wants two very different weapons: a hypersonic missile and a giant cannon.
The Air Force is once again accepting deliveries of the troubled tankers — but the service’s acquisition chief warned Boeing must get its act in order ASAP.
As the Pentagon rushes to implement defenses against advanced hypersonic weapons, it’s battling the old way of doing acquisition and requirements.
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan took it on the chin from a series of lawmakers Thursday, leaving the Capitol with a direct order to produce border wall details by the end of the day.
All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.