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DSEI 2019: RAF moves to counter Russian A2AD capabilities

UK air force chiefs are moving to counter so-called anti-access/area denial (A2AD) ‘missile bubbles’ by applying artificial intelligence (AI), as well as new weapons, equipment, tactics, and improvements in training. Air Commodore Julian Ball,...

GD Unveils Bluefin-12 UUV

On Tuesday General Dynamics [GD] unveiled its new Bluefin-12 model unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 show in London. Currently being produced for the Royal Australian Navy,...

Will Trump’s Wall Mean a Delay in Defense Funding?

Senate Republicans and Democrats remain far apart on using DoD money for the border wall — so far that the government might not gets its 2020 budget on time, …read more Read more here::...

DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare — Multi Domain Ops, But Faster

“Kill webs,” not kill chains. Instead of exquisite platforms like the F-35 fighter, exquisite functional technology nodes (such as an advanced infrared sensor) that can be mixed and matched via AI-enhanced networks. …read more...

US Navy issues RFP for large unmanned surface vessels

The US Navy has released a request for proposals with the aim of awarding multiple conceptual design contracts in support of the navy’s first block of large unmanned surface vessels (LUSV). These… [[ This...

UK signs maintenance deal for 2,200 military boats

The UK defense ministry has authorized a new £177 million (approx. $218.4m) deal for the maintenance of some 2,200 boats used across the British military. The Boats In-Service Support (BISS)… [[ This is a...

Raytheon Protests Lockheed Martin’s SSDS Navy Contract

Last week Raytheon [RTN] filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) against Lockheed Martin [LMT] winning the Navy’s Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) combat systems engineering contract. The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin the...

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