Featured — March 16 – Aerotech News & Review
The war in Ukraine could lead to rethinking the American defense of Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine and his efforts to subvert the wider security order in Europe could lead to a historic shift in American thinking about the continent’s defense.
Ukraine says 20,000 escapees besieged Mariupol; UK says Russian forces are in trouble
About 20,000 people managed to escape from the besieged port of Mariupol in private cars, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said on March 15, but hundreds of thousands remain trapped by Russian shelling, many without heating, electricity or running water.
NATO begins planning to reset military posture on eastern flank
NATO is expected to tell its military commanders on March 15 to draw up plans for new ways to deter Russia after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, including more troops and missile defenses in Eastern Europe. East, officials and diplomats said.
US has 100,000 troops in Europe for the first time since 2005
The United States has 100,000 military personnel operating in Europe, the most in nearly two decades, as the Pentagon shifts forces in the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
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Poland plans three new ships to bolster Baltic Sea mine-hunting chops
With the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine accelerating a number of supplies to Poland, Warsaw plans to boost its naval capabilities in the Baltic Sea through the acquisition of three new Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCVs) in the coming months, according to Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz. Blaszczak.
State Department approves possible sale of MH-60R to Spain
The US State Department has approved the sale of up to eight MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to Spain in a deal potentially worth $950 million.
New venture capital fund focused on high-need, dual-use technologies
A team of national security experts has launched a new venture capital fund targeting entrepreneurs developing critical dual-use commercial and defense technologies.
US troops ‘shuttle’ to Somalia ineffective and risky, senior African official says
It has been about 14 months since the Trump administration announced its decision to withdraw about 700 troops from Somalia. The head of US Africa Command has now assessed that strategy: It’s not working.
US forces step up preparedness after surge in North Korean missile launches
US forces on the Korean Peninsula are stepping up troop readiness in response to North Korea’s recent increase in missile launches since the start of the new year.
US less effective in countering terror threats in Afghanistan and Somalia since troop withdrawal, generals warn
The withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and Somalia has limited the United States’ ability to carry out counterterrorism operations against groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, the American generals in charge of the Middle told senators. -East and Africa on March 14.
Faced with future threats, it’s time for the Air Force to stockpile munitions, experts say
Like their colleagues in the Air Force, the service’s top ordnance experts hail the potential of cutting-edge aircraft such as the F-35 Lightning II and B-21 Raider. But without enough proper ammunition, they believe, these and other rigs may not reach their potential when they’re needed most.
Army rushes to research new electronic warfare technologies, both in attack and defense
As the Army revitalizes its electronic warfare systems after years of neglect, service researchers at the C5ISR center said they are developing several technologies that will make EW soldiers more effective on the battlefield, even if they don’t. can’t talk about technology in particular.
Navy and Marine Corps rehearse manned and unmanned helicopter strikes
The US Navy and Marine Corps demonstrated manned and unmanned naval team capability during an exercise in California, showing how their tactics and equipment could combine in the future to fight in a littoral environment.
Their paths off the streets: Los Angeles veterans share their journeys to find homes
One night in January 2020, 37,252 veterans were living on the streets or in shelters across the country. About 10% of them lived in Los Angeles.