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8/16/2019

The Air Force is warning of the potential threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack or high-powered microwave weapons attack on the US. Future 5G infrastructure could be hardened against these threats.

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Air Force
8/15/2019

Pegasus Universal Aerospace has designed an electric vertical take-off and landing business jet that could be powered by GE Aviation.

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CleanTechnica
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GE Aviation, Pegasus
8/15/2019

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.

8/15/2019

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.

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AIN Online
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Air Force, Boeing
8/15/2019

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.

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Defense News
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THAAD, MDA, Missile Defense Agency, Army
8/15/2019

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.

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Reuters
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Ministry of Defense
8/15/2019

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.

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Fifth Domain
8/15/2019

India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is on its way to the moon and is expected to reach lunar orbit by next week. The mission will place a lander and rover on the moon's surface to conduct research.

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Space
8/14/2019

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.

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Lockheed, Lockheed Martin, Pentagon
8/14/2019

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.

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C4ISR & Networks
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DOD, Mike Griffin, Defense Department