Yasmin Tadjdeh

Senior Editor

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Yasmin Tadjdeh is the Senior Editor for National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Special Operations

    SOCOM Keeps Pushing for New ‘Armed Overwatch’ Aircraft

    April 16, 2021

    Despite hurdles, Air Force Special Operations Command is still gung-ho about purchasing a replacement for its U-28A Draco manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform that will also be able to offer air support to commandos on the ground in austere regions.

  • Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

    JUST IN: Industry Teams Line Up for Army's Fighting Vehicle Competition (Updated)

    April 15, 2021

    The Army is “waiting with bated breath” for proposals to finish rolling in for its Bradley fighting vehicle replacement program, an official said April 15.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    JUST IN: Pentagon Endorses AI Commission’s Recommendations

    April 09, 2021

    The head of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center said the office supports recommendations outlined by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which called for sweeping changes to ensure the United States is “AI-ready” by 2025.

  • Cyber

    JUST IN: CMMC Leader Supports Internal Program Review

    April 08, 2021

    The Defense Department recently shared that it is conducting an “internal assessment” of its burgeoning Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, but the lead for the effort isn’t concerned.

  • Marine Corps News

    Marines Lack Trust in Artificial Intelligence

    April 01, 2021

    Before the Marine Corps can fully utilize the power of AI technology and the efficiencies it brings, the service must overcome one major hurdle: trust.

  • Navy News

    JUST IN: Navy’s Next-Generation Air Dominance Program to Mix Manned, Unmanned Systems

    March 30, 2021

    The Navy is eyeing a mix of manned and unmanned platforms as it embarks on its next generation air dominance program which will replace some of the sea service’s aging platforms such as the F-18 E/F Super Hornet, said a top official March 30.

  • Air Power

    U.S. Rotorcraft Industry Trying to Regain Footing

    March 26, 2021

    The military rotorcraft industry is rebounding after being clobbered by the COVID-19 pandemic, but more hurdles could be on the horizon, experts say.

  • International

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: U.S., China Engaged in 'Superpower Marathon'

    March 23, 2021

    The United States and China are engaged in a “superpower marathon” as Beijing makes massive investments in key technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G and quantum communications, said the director of the Defense Innovation Unit March 23.