Featured — August 15 – Aerotech News & Review
Afghan troops fled to Iran amid Taliban takeover, GOP report says
Thousands of Afghan security personnel, including special forces troops, likely fled to Iran with US military equipment and knowledge as their country fell to Taliban insurgents last year, according to a new report released by House Republican leaders Aug. 15.
US, Indonesia and Australia hold military drills amid China concerns
U.S., Indonesian and Australian soldiers took part in a live-fire exercise on Friday, part of annual joint combat exercises on the island of Sumatra, amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region.
China begins new military drills as US delegation visits Taiwan
China announced new military drills around Taiwan on August 15, as a delegation of US lawmakers met with Taiwanese officials at a time of heightened tensions in the region, with Beijing accusing the United States of “playing good political tricks.” market” by strengthening their unofficial relations. with self-governing democracy.
HII to install first hypersonic missiles on USS Zumwalt and USS Michael Monsoor during repair period
A Mississippi shipyard is set to install the first long-range hypersonic weapons on a US warship during an upcoming repair period, USNI News has learned.
Industrial base of advanced aero engines could ‘collapse’ if tech doesn’t get through, USAF official says
The U.S. Army’s industrial base for advanced fighter engines could be on the verge of “collapse” if the Air Force decides not to pursue a new adaptive engine for the F-35, says an Air Force official on August 11.
Northrop wins $3 billion missile defense contract
Northrop wins $3 billion missile defense contract and Honeywell gets $100 million for Indian trainer aircraft.
This infantry squad vehicle gets a laser to destroy drones
The U.S. military is trying to integrate a 20-kilowatt laser on its GM Defense-made infantry squad vehicle that could potentially destroy drone threats, depending on the service’s fast and critical capabilities.
Bureau des Technologies and the company carrying out the integration work.
NDIA Chief David Norquist on Pentagon Communications and Handling Inflation
The former Pentagon No. 2 official thinks the department is going to have to get creative as inflation jeopardizes long-term contracts.
Babcock signs deals to introduce Israeli technology to UK radars and air defense programs
Babcock International has signed its second deal in a fortnight to offer Israeli technology to British defense programs.
After a year of delay, MH-139 is ready for military utility testing
After months of unexpected delays, the Air Force’s MH-139 Gray Wolf is expected to enter military utility testing in the coming month, a service program officer said.
Pilot error behind Norway Osprey crash that killed 4 Marines
Marine Corps Aviation investigators determined that a fatal MV-22B Osprey crash March 18 near Bodo, Norway that killed four Marines was pilot error.
Report Reveals Gaps in DOD Law Enforcement Active Shooter Response
An assessment of the Department of Defense and its law enforcement agencies found the absence of an active shooter response and training standard.
US to deploy 260 additional troops to Europe in response to war in Ukraine
The United States will deploy an additional 260 troops to Europe to support allies on the continent as Russia’s war in Ukraine enters its seventh month, the military announced Aug. 12.
The first live ammunition of the hypersonic weapon of the army arrives in “about” 6 months
Soldiers are already training on hypersonic battery equipment to prepare for missile delivery.
Combat rescue helicopter reduces trigger cost overrun, Air Force says
The US Air Force is preparing a report to Congress detailing a major cost overrun resulting from its decision to cut its purchases of HH-60W combat rescue helicopters by 38 aircraft.
VA secretary tests positive for coronavirus
Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough tested positive for COVID-19 on August 12, just two days after attending the signing of a major White House bill in the presence of hundreds of veterans’ advocates .
80 years later, Navajo Code Talker marks the band’s debut
It’s been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using code based on their then unwritten native language to confuse Japanese military cryptologists during World War II – and Thomas H. Begay, one of the last living members of the group, still remembers the struggle.