US to send anti-drone machine guns, air defense ammunition to Ukraine
The Pentagon said it will send Ukraine up to $400 million in artillery ammunition, weapons and supplies in its latest drawdown package to help the nation defend itself against Russia.
US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine
The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms.
Ukraine is firing so many barrages its artillery pieces are breaking down
A third of its artillery force is out of action at any given time, officials say.
UK increases Ukrainian military support, delivers first helicopter
The latest equipment approval arrives after UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a £50 million ($60 million) support package to Ukraine during a recent visit to Kyiv.
Kongsberg precision-strike missiles to replace Harpoons on UK warships
Britain’s Royal Navy is to be equipped with a new long-range precision strike missile in an agreement announced Nov 22 with the Norwegian Government.
Space Force opens first regional command headquarters in Indo-Pacific
The Space Force on Tuesday opened a regional command center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to manage military space operations across the Indo-Pacific.
Army expanding pre-boot camp course for overweight and low-scoring applicants
The Army is going all-in on pre-basic training courses that aim to get applicants within weight standards and boost scores on the military’s entrance exam as it scrambles for recruits to fill the ranks.
Army tests blood delivery drones, applying lesson from war in Afghanistan
Army drones are dropping packages of simulated blood over the Mojave Desert in an effort to find better ways to rush medical supplies to wounded troops as quickly as possible.
Users of the F-35 huddle in Italy to tout joint maintenance plans
Air force chiefs from around the world who flew into southern Italy this week to discuss getting the best out of their F-35s gathered in front of journalists to watch a mechanic working on an Italian jet.
New mental health scholarships designed to counter VA staff shortfalls
Starting next summer, Veterans Affairs officials will award scholarships to students studying mental health care in exchange for a promise that the recipients work for the department after graduation, the latest effort from leaders to try to fill critical staffing vacancies.
How a single ship made Thanksgiving happen in Europe at the height of WWII
That’s a lot of turkey.