Special OperationsMay 16, 2019
Officials from U.S. Special Operations Command are pursuing new ground vehicles and enabling technologies to help commandos roll into battle.
Air PowerMay 10, 2019
The ongoing dispute between the United States and Turkey over Ankara’s plans to buy a Russian air defense system could lead to delays and cost increases for the F-35 joint strike fighter program, according to the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer.
Maritime SecurityMay 06, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — The Maritime Administration is working out the details of its plan to modernize its aging fleet of civilian ships that could be called into action to support the U.S. military during a large-scale war, the head of the organization said May 6.
Special OperationsApril 30, 2019
President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request would give U.S. Special Operations Command a major increase in research, development, test and evaluation funding, as it pursues new capabilities to take on advanced adversaries.
SpaceApril 25, 2019
While much attention has been focused on renewed U.S. interest in potentially deploying space-based interceptors, another concept that emerged from President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s is also being reexamined: putting lasers or neutral particle beams in space to shoot down enemy missiles.
SpaceApril 24, 2019
The United States currently faces no legal obstacles to deploying conventional space-based interceptors, also known as SBIs. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty banned it, but President George W. Bush withdrew from the agreement in 2002.
SpaceApril 23, 2019
In a nationally televised address to the nation, President Ronald Reagan in 1983 kicked off efforts that would lead to serious work on space-based interceptor technologies.
SpaceApril 22, 2019
Twenty-five years after the demise of President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, the Pentagon is once again taking a close look at the possibility of basing missile interceptors in space. Such a project would be technologically feasible, but would strain military budgets and potentially ignite an arms race, analysts say.