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Uncrewed vehicles to play major role in Navy future "hybrid fleet," CNO tells Sea-Air-Space crowd - NewsApril 03, 2023
SEA-AIR-SPACE 2023--NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. The U.S. Navy has focused heavily over the past year on developing future fleet concepts that involve teams of manned and unmanned assets as part of a "hybrid fleet" where drones play an increasingly important role in the sea service, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Michael Gilday said at the Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space exposition on Monday.
COLUMBIA, Md. Secure-systems provider Owl Cyber Defense Solutions has won an increase totaling $35 million to a previously awarded contract with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to produce and install secure collaborative technology software and hardware for the Air Force.
ARLINGTON, Va. RF technology provider CAES announced that its 3U converter was chosen to be part of the US Air Force (USAF) MIRAGE airborne electronic warfare (EW) pod demonstration. The new SOSA-aligned 3U wideband RF converter was recently sent to Georgia Tech Research Institute for integration into the demonstration.
Walk around any defense-industry trade show floor in the last several years, or talk to defense-industry company officials, and one of the most pressing topics is the “gray-hair” issue. Even though new crops of engineers certainly enter the profession every year, statistics do bear out the anecdotal evidence of the aging of the defense-industry workforce. The National Science Foundation (NSF) found in 2021 that nearly 30% of all engineering and science degree holders in the labor force were 50 or over and expected to retire in the following 15 years.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. State Department outlined its strategy for implementing the International Technology Security and Innovation (ITSI) Fund (ITSI Fund) appropriated under the CHIPS Act of 2022, detailing its two-part strategy: The first relating to semiconductors, the second one dealing with cybersecurity and overall safety of information technology and communication networks and services.
AURORA, Colo. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said that the U.S. Air Force plans to buy 200 Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter jets to pair with at least 1,000 small uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- known as Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCAs) -- during his address at this week's 2023 Air and Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium.
FORT MEADE, Md. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) reported that its "Thunderdome" cybersecurity and network architecture project hit its initial criteria for success and will be moving on to add elements and roll out to more locations.