JUST IN: B-21 Will Send Message to Adversaries, Official Says (Updated)By Cambrie EckertThe Air Force’s B-21 stealth bomber, first revealed in December, is set to make its first flight later this year, which will send an important message to U.S. adversaries about American military capability, said the chief of the Air Force.
Jury Still Out on Multiyear Procurement for Munitions
Japan Looks to Partner with U.S. on Railgun Project
Army Making Big Push to Update Small Arms
Loitering Munitions Proliferate as Tech Changes Battlefield
FARNBOROUGH NEWS: Raytheon Expects Skyrocketing Demand for MunitionsBy Meredith RoatenThe demand for Javelin, Stinger and other munitions in Ukraine could strain the industrial base, necessitating new manufacturing partnerships and processes to weather the storm, according to Raytheon’s CEO.
‘Intelligent-Rail’ Software Destined for Next-Gen Squad WeaponBy Mandy Mayfield and Connie LeeThe Army has approved an upgraded software and hardware system that will be integrated into its next-generation squad weapon.
BAE Systems Awarded Contract to Modernize Ammunition PlantBy Mandy MayfieldBAE Ordnance Systems Inc. was recently awarded multiple contracts from the Army totaling $292.7 million for modernization and construction at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee.
New System Steadies Platform-Mounted Weapons
Pentagon Needs to Start An ‘Energetics Renaissance’By Ashley JohnsonSometimes, as T.S. Eliot said, “the end is the beginning.” The final comment in a June 2018 National Defense article, “Pentagon Set to Boost Spending on High-Tech Armaments,” was perhaps the most telling: “If anybody tells you that the future is nothing but lasers on the battlefield … they are not very well informed.