US to send depleted uranium rounds to Ukraine
The Pentagon announced Sept. 6 it will send depleted uranium rounds to Ukraine in its latest military assistance package to the embattled country.
NATO member Romania says it has found drone pieces from Russian attacks in Ukraine on its territory
Romania’s defense minister said Wednesday that pieces apparently of a drone from Russia’s recent attacks on Ukraine’s port on the Danube River have been found on the territory of his country. Romania is a NATO member.
New rules would give Europe more scope for military spending post-Ukraine invasion
The European Union is close to agreeing provisions in revamped fiscal rules to enable extra military spending in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials close to the talks said.
Defense startup Anduril acquires UAS-maker Blue Force Technologies
A top Anduril exec told Breaking Defense the company will spend “significant” independent R&D funding to continue developing Blue Force Technologies’ Fury aircraft.
MAG Aerospace, SAS partner for Space Force data-analytics contract
MAG Aerospace is partnering with artificial intelligence specialist SAS to compete for U.S. Space Force data analytics contracts, the companies announced Sept. 6.
Felony convictions vacated for 4 Navy officers in ‘Fat Leonard’ case
Felony convictions have been vacated for four Navy officers in a sprawling bribery scandal due to prosecutorial misconduct.
90% of senior military posts could soon be caught in nominations fight
The number of senior posts held up in a political showdown is expected to more than double by year’s end.
US Army scraps Abrams tank upgrade, unveils new modernization plan
The U.S. Army is scrapping its current upgrade plans for the Abrams main battle tank and pursuing a more significant modernization effort to increase its mobility and survivability on the battlefield, the service announced in a statement Sept. 6.
US Army cancels flight test of long-range hypersonic weapon
Pentagon seeking to catch up with China on hypersonic arsenal. Defense Department doesnít say what led to scrapping of test.
Upgraded F-35 deliveries could slip to June 2024
The F-35 Joint Program Office and manufacturer Lockheed Martin on Sept. 6 said the first fighters upgraded with new capabilities may not be delivered until at least April 2024, and possibly as late as next June.
More technical problems found with VA’s disability claims system
Nearly 90,000 cases filed through VA.gov have been delayed because of glitches in the department’s system.
Navy unveils new process to speed payouts for Camp Lejeune illnesses
Individuals can get up to $550,000 through the new process, but officials won’t say exactly when the payouts will be sent out.