Meredith Roaten

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Recent Articles

  • Electronics

    CHIPS Act Gives Hope to U.S. Semiconductor Industry

    September 28, 2022

    Semiconductors have always been in widespread use across the nation, but with the Pentagon’s increasing use of more advanced systems and tensions in East Asia, shoring up the supply chain is more important than ever.

  • Air Power

    BREAKING: B-21 Bomber to Make Public Debut in December

    September 20, 2022

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Air Force will unveil the first B-21 Raider in December, giving the public the its first look of the highly classified next-generation bomber.

  • Air Force News

    AFA NEWS: Air Force Clears New Tanker for Refueling Missions — With Work Arounds

    September 19, 2022

    The Air Force’s KC-46 Pegasus is now cleared for worldwide missions — including in combat — despite the platform’s shortcomings, said the head of Air Mobility Command Sept. 19.

  • Air Force News

    AFA NEWS: Air Force Needs ‘Focus’ for JADC2; Names Point Man

    September 19, 2022

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Air Force has appointed a senior leader to oversee efforts to connect sensors to shooters and ultimately speed decision making, the secretary of the Air Force announced Sept. 19.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    JUST IN: Australia Eager for Its First MQ-4C Drone

    September 15, 2022

    One of the United States’ closest allies in the Pacific is preparing to receive its first Triton surveillance drone, Northrop Grumman officials announced Sept. 14.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Report: U.S., China in Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

    September 12, 2022

    The United States could be at a technological disadvantage if China meets its artificial intelligence development goals by 2030, according to a new report.

  • Air Force News

    JUST IN: AFSOC Testing ‘Unconventional’ Capabilities for Cargo Aircraft

    September 07, 2022

    Air Force Special Operations Command is experimenting with adding nontraditional capabilities to its fleet of cargo planes to give the command more tactical options within its budget constraints, according to its commander.

  • Cybersecurity

    Government Seeking Quantum-Proof Encryption

    September 06, 2022

    Once matured, quantum technology is expected to create a shift in the defense world due to the large volume of data it will be able to quickly process. While that can lead to great advances in science and technology, it can also empower those seeking to break into encrypted communications.