Pegasus Universal Aerospace has designed an electric vertical take-off and landing business jet that could be powered by GE Aviation.
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser space plane will be launched from United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket when it makes its supply run to the International Space Station in 2021. Northrop Grumman and SpaceX also have been contracted under a $14 billion award to re-supply ISS.
Boeing has completed a $1.1 billion contract to deliver new wings to the Air Force for 173 Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt IIs. The new wings extend the operational life of the aircraft by 10,000 hours without a required depot inspection.
Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill opposes a plan to have the Army oversee the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System. Hill says THAAD would not be a high priority for the Army, arguing for MDA to continue its development and continued modernization.
Russia has confirmed flights of the nuclear-capable Tupolev TU-160 bombers within striking distance of the US. The flights happened during a recent tactical exercise, according to Russia's Ministry of Defense.
The US government is faced with the difficult task of attracting and retaining cybersecurity talent in a competitive job market. "They have to value these people, and I don't know that they're fully valued," said Greg Conti of IronNet.
Lockheed Martin has developed the Cyber Resiliency Level model that the company says can help the Pentagon assess the vulnerability of its systems to cyber attacks. The model would give users "the opportunity to establish a long-term arrangement to continuously measure the cyber resiliency of the system throughout its lifecycle," said Lockheed's Jim Keffer.
Mike Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, says 5G technology is the Defense Department's top technology priority and DOD infrastructure could be offered as test environments for 5G development. "We are aware that commercial initiatives in telecommunications far outstrip anything that we can do and would want to do at DOD," he said.