Featured — October 14 – Aerotech News & Review



Biden’s security plan calls for diversified, more nuclear military spending
The White House released its long-awaited National Security Strategy on October 12, outlining plans to strengthen alliances around the world while maintaining a strong US military “by promoting diversity and inclusion.”

US Bolsters Ukraine’s Disparate Air Defense Amid Russian Bombardment
Ukraine’s allies must “step in” to create a complex mix of air defenses as Russia bombs Ukrainian towns and civilians there, the top US military officer said Oct. 12.

US sends more rockets and mines to Ukraine
The latest tranche of support from the Biden administration to Ukraine includes MRAP vehicles, high-mobility rocket systems and more in a recently announced aid package.


HII Wins $76.7 Million Electronic Warfare Research Order from US Air Force
HII said its Mission Technologies division has won a $76.7 million order from the U.S. Air Force to perform research, analysis, testing and evaluation that will support the development of electronic warfare and spectrum capabilities. electromagnetic (EMS).

All new under the hull of the AbramsX prototype main battle tank
Check out the new tank, not the same as the old tank.

Malaysia chooses Leonardo for its maritime patrol aircraft program
Malaysia has chosen the Italian Leonardo as the preferred supplier for a program of maritime patrol aircraft.

Malaysia chooses Turkish defense company for drone deal
Malaysia has chosen Turkish Aerospace Industries to supply three unmanned aircraft, according to the Southeast Asian country’s defense minister.


Army won’t change weight tables after body composition study
However, the service is still evaluating changes to how it measures body fat.

Another aircraft carrier struggling with water issues
The Navy is investigating what made the drinking water aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln dirty and cloudy last month.

Air Force’s new search and rescue helicopter heads for first deployment
The Air Force’s new HH-60W Jolly Green II combat search and rescue helicopter has deployed overseas for the first time, a milestone in more than a decade.

As the military pivots to fight its peers, chemical and biological threats loom
For the first time since the start of the war in Iraq, the threat of chemical, biological and nuclear attacks against domestic and foreign military forces has sparked new thinking, new funding and renewed interest in troop readiness of the Army.

Navy wants 100 unmanned vessels surveying Middle Eastern waters by next year
The United States and its allies want a force of 100 unmanned surface vessels patrolling the waters from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf by next summer, the commander of the US 5th Fleet said Oct. 11.


Air Force ordered to pay Army veteran damages after losing appeal in discrimination case
An administrative judge has ordered the Air Force to pay an Army veteran $300,000 in damages after the service lost an appeal in an 8-year-old disability discrimination case, according to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


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