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US European Command/NATO May Have 450 F-35s by 2030

The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and NATO may have 450 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighters by 2030, and European countries and the United States are opening lines of […]

US Emphasizes Focus on “Responsible Behavior” in Space, As Nations Submit Proposals to United Nations

Rather than pursuing an international ban on anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, the United States is focusing on developing an international consensus on responsible behaviors in outer space, such as activities that […]

Fifth Generation Fighters Vital to Respond to Future Crises in Pacific Theater, Commander Says

Adm. Phil Davidson, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, told lawmakers this week that fifth generation fighters, such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22, are vital to respond to future crises […]

The Robotic Arm and Instruments That Will Drill, Analyze and Visualize Mars

As NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover relays high definition imagery and video to mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California the ground vehicle’s robotic arm is preparing to […]

US Air Force Testing Dialable Effects Munition This Year

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is conducting a Joint Concept Technology Demonstration (JCTD) with the Navy on an AFRL-developed Dialable Effects Munition (DEM) that would allow pilots to dial […]

US Air Force to End Launch Services Agreements with Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin

On Dec. 31, the U.S. Air Force ended its Launch Services Agreements (LSAs) with Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin and paid out $787.2 million to the companies–$531.7 million to Northrop Grumman and $255.5 million […]

Roper: F-35 Program at an ‘Inflection Point,’ as Air Force Looks to Reduce Flying Hour Cost to Bank for Future Systems

The program for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter, managed by the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland,  is at an “inflection point” in which […]

Companies Small and Large Get Partnership with NASA for Future of Space Technologies

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made an Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity (ACO) with 17 U.S. companies for 20 partnerships to mature space technology. The ACO, which is unfunded, […]

Air Force Examining Modernization of Early Warning Radars

The U.S. Air Force is examining the modernization of its system of early warning radars and airborne command and control assets in Alaska. “It’s time to take a look at […]

Taiclet Further Outlines Lockheed Martin’s Future Vision for Military 5G Operations

Recent successful demonstrations of data sharing between different types of weapon systems and a contract win to develop a new space-based tactical communications system that will eventually help tie together […]