Headlines – October 15 – Aerotech News & Review
Evacuation flight in Afghanistan nearly hijacked, Air Force reveals
While the chaos in HKIA is over, the effort to evacuate the Afghans is not. This is how the United States is still getting people out.
Combined Russian and Chinese military might approach, but not overtake the United States
On its current trajectory, American planners should expect greater global military cooperation between Beijing and Moscow.
Army halts advanced multibillion-dollar augmented reality glasses program
The military awarded Microsoft a contract worth up to nearly $ 22 billion earlier this year to begin building the potentially revolutionary headsets.
High speed of operations contributing to growth of Lockheed spectrum convergence
About three years ago, in response to the growing convergence of cyberspace and electromagnetic spectrum operations within the military, Lockheed Martin underwent an internal reorganization to accommodate new demands.
Airbus US Space and Defense appoints new CEO
The U.S. subsidiary of Airbus is replacing its chief executive, Christopher Emerson, with Robert Geckle, its former director of operations and corporate functions, the company announced on October 13.
Turkish shipyard launches mass production of fast patrol vessels for coastal defense
Turkey’s private shipyard Ares has started mass production of a batch of 122 fast patrol boats for the country’s coastguard command and general security directorate, the company said.
Pentagon arms sales chief resigns as Biden administration faces transfer policy decisions
The director of the Pentagon agency in charge of foreign military sales is stepping down after 15 months in office.
Federal government investigates another Navy corruption scandal
Allegations of cash payment contracts echo the “Fat Leonard” scandal.
The pilot lost control of the teetering F-22 that crashed to the ground in a secret crash last year
In the aftermath of the puzzling crash, the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets also nearly collided in midair.
US, Philippines plan to resume full military exercises in 2022
The United States and the Philippines plan to resume full-scale military exercises in 2022 after two years and will invite Australia and the United Kingdom as observers, in another sign of the Biden administration’s willingness to ‘deepen ties in the Indo-Pacific and counter China’s assertion. .
Why the army clings to its space troops: “Translate the geek into a grunt”
The military says it needs this tactical and operational capability so that its forward soldiers can maneuver in theater and conduct defensive and offensive operations in and through space.
Changes to VA’s Community Care Program Raise Concerns Over Access to Veterinarian Health Care
The ministry will close the Office of Community Care in the coming months, replacing it with a new agency.
The public can lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the first time in 100 years
The public will be able to walk to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and lay flowers for the first time in nearly 100 years.
VA to hire 2,000 new processors to help deal with looming increase in backlog of claims
Executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs are calling on more than 2,000 claims processors to deal with an expected spike in overdue cases that could push the department’s backlog of claims to its highest level in seven years.