Featured — March 23 – Aerotech News & Review



Alleged Russian use of first hypersonic missile in combat downplayed by US military and allies
Russia’s Defense Ministry says its military used hypersonic missiles against an underground ammunition warehouse as well as a fuel depot during the country’s fighting in Ukraine last weekend, marking the first-ever use of the new device. type of weapon in combat.

Russian Air Force action intensifies despite flood of anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine
The expansion comes after Ukraine shot down numerous planes early in the war and despite the United States and its allies sending thousands of man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS, to Ukraine.

Capitol riot suspect who fled to Belarus granted asylum, state media says
A man on the FBI’s wanted list for his alleged role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot has been granted asylum in Belarus, the country’s state media reported on March 22.


How a Contracted Supply Chain Challenges the Space Development Agency’s Open Competition Model
The Space Development Agency wants to maintain open competition for future satellite development contracts in a way that strengthens its industrial base, but an agency official said today that the ideal is proving more difficult provided that.

Patria vehicle scores highest in Slovak armored vehicle acquisition race
Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad’ announced that Patria’s AMVXP armored vehicle received the highest score in the tender to modernize the country’s outdated fleet dominated by Soviet-designed machines.

NATO wants a say in 5G standardization talks
NATO’s technical agency wants to make sure it has a say in ongoing 5G standardization discussions to ensure critical technology can be used for both civilian and military purposes.


Independent commission to review Army suicide prevention efforts
Despite more than a decade of efforts to prevent suicides among the military, the numbers continue to rise, including a 16% jump in 2020.

The workload of the armored brigade could increase considerably if the Ukrainian crisis persists
On Wednesday evening, Army Sergeant Major Michael Grinston faced a math problem when answering questions at a town hall for the families of deployed soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division: how many teams armored brigade combat units does the army have and how many does it need?

US Navy considers alternatives to unmanned missile boats
The US Navy is nearly done evaluating whether to place missile tubes on an unmanned surface ship, comparing the idea to other options for sending missile launchers out to sea.


Many VA workers still unvaccinated for COVID-19, but few have been laid off
Four months after the deadline for vaccinating Veterans Affairs workers against the coronavirus, about 40,000 staff members are still unvaccinated, but only a few have been fired for refusal, department officials said March 22.

Plan to remove thousands of caregivers from Veterans Affairs program put on hold
The move is a stunning turnaround for the department, which for months maintained the moves were necessary.


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