Featured — February 25 – Aerotech News & Review
‘We face war and horror’: Ukraine vows to keep fighting as Russia attacks.
Months of uncertainty over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would send his forces to Ukraine were buried on February 24 as the Russian military launched a full-scale attack, setting aside condemnation and international sanctions while warning other countries that attempts to interfere would lead to “Consequences you’ve never seen.”
Zelensky declares martial law in Ukraine
In a televised address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law, but did not specify what restrictions would be in place.
US Space Force awards contract for deep space radar
The US Space Force took a step toward improving its domain awareness in geosynchronous orbit this week, awarding a contract to Northrop Grumman for the first increment of a new deep-space radar capability.
Boeing wins helicopter contract for Thailand
Boeing has won a contract for AH-6 light attack helicopters in Thailand, the US Department of Defense announced on February 18.
Here are the contenders for Malaysia’s jet trainer contract
One of the planes vying for a Malaysian training contract made its debut at the Singapore Airshow last week, taking part in static and flight demonstrations.
Italian lawmakers hold military shopping spree for destroyers and armored vehicles
Italian politicians are working hard this month to approve a series of new procurement plans, including naval destroyers and amphibious vehicles, as Italy’s burgeoning defense budget fuels a military buying spree .
Launch of sea trials of the last of the new French multi-mission frigates
Launch of sea trials of the last of the new French multi-mission frigates.
Pentagon studies fallback supply lines to Ukraine in case of expanded Russian invasion
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has pledged to continue sending US Javelin anti-tank weapons and other aid to Ukraine even if Russia expands its invasion, but talks over logistics are still ongoing underway, according to a senior defense official.
Air Force officers sue for denial of religious exemption
A dozen Air Force officers have filed a lawsuit against the federal government after the military denied their religious exemptions to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine.
These Soldiers Will Reinvent Cavalry Over the Next Two Years
The Cavalry Troopers are preparing to launch a pilot program this year that could portend the future of Army divisions as the service rebuilds to fight peer opponents at the corps level.
The Convergence project reinforces the need for shared standards between services
Months after the U.S. Army completed its largest networking and technology experiment in Yuma, Arizona, Army Futures Command officials say lessons learned from the event underscore the value of alignment of data and network standards across the joint force.
US Air Force trains with Japan’s US-2 seaplane as it eagerly awaits its own amphibious plane
As plans for an MC-130 amphibious transport take shape, Cope North 2022 was an opportunity to see the capabilities of the US-2 firsthand.
Supreme Court to decide whether veterans who miss disability benefit deadlines will be reimbursed
The court is expected to hear oral argument on the matter later this year.
Army, Virginia Honor Black Soldiers Hanged Following 1917 Houston Riots, Pledge to Review Court-Martial
Jason Holt’s family kept a letter that his uncle, Army Pfc. Thomas Hawkins, wrote nearly 105 years ago.
Lawsuit Regarding Bible Display at VA Hospital Dismissed; separate POW/MIA display offered
The lawsuit over a POW/MIA “missing man” table at a New Hampshire veterans hospital will be refiled if the Manchester VA Medical Center does not approve a proposed second exhibit honoring “all who have served.”