Top military leaders set for confirmation after surprise Senate deal
After a surprise breakthrough on Sept. 20, the Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown as the new Joint Chiefs chairman by a 83-11 vote.
Ukraine war inspires weapons that crack battle tanks at weakest point
Western companies are developing weapons aimed at cracking battle tanks from the top, their weakest point, or that can rain down thousands of metal fragments on dug-in infantry from falling drones.
Poland stops supplying weapons to Ukraine as grain row escalates
One of Ukraine’s staunchest allies, Poland, has said it is no longer supplying weapons to its neighbor, as a diplomatic dispute over grain escalates.
DARPA wants new ideas for space weapons
The U.S. Department of Defense wants fresh ideas on how to maintain military superiority in space.
Leidos wins $7.9 billion US Army information technology contract
Leidos will provide the U.S. Army with tens of thousands of pieces of information-technology equipment such as servers and workstations under a contract worth as much as $7.9 billion.
Lockheed in ‘late-stage’ talks with solid-rocket motor partner
Lockheed Martin is in “late-stage negotiations” to partner with an unnamed rocket propulsion supplier, according to CEO Jim Taiclet.
Pentagon to revisit ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ discharges
The Pentagon unveiled new efforts Wednesday to reevaluate the discharges of thousands of LGBTQ+ veterans forced out of service because of their sexuality under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Pentagon eyes microelectronics hubs across US to bolster chip industry
The Defense Department moved to establish eight regional microelectronics hubs in seven states across the U.S., aimed at helping spur manufacturing innovation to bolster the domestic semiconductor industrial base.
Soldiers with 82nd, 101st Airborne to deploy to Europe this fall
The deployments are one-for-one replacements of teams already stationed across the continent to support and train with European partners.
US sends drone ships to western Pacific in first deployment near China
Autonomous vessels could aid Navy in tracking Chinaís fleet and provide attack options.
Suicide hotline missed vets’ suicide risk and failed to save texts
Workers at the national Veterans Crisis Line mismanaged communication with a veteran who died by suicide within an hour of texting the hotline and failed for 10 years to establish protocols to save veterans’ text messages for future follow-up, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General.