Pentagon acquisition chief optimistic — but not certain — that hypersonics will transition into production soon
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said “the proof will be in the pudding.”
Air Force sees opportunities to scale production of drones, software for wars of attrition
There has long been concern about the ability to replace equipment losses during a large-scale conventional war. A senior Air Force official believes autonomous systems and software could be part of the solution.
Biden taps Nickolas Guertin to be Navy’s acquisition chief
Guertin is currently the director of operational test and evaluation of U.S. military weapon systems in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Hicks says Pentagon moving too slowly in transitioning DARPA tech to warfighters
The Pentagon needs to get better at transitioning promising capabilities from the lab to the battlefield, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.
Air Force awards $5.7B contract for enterprise IT as a service￼
The program is intended to outsource basic IT services and free up airmen for more specialized network defense tasks and mission assurance.
Air Force considering wide range of options to team robotic wingmen with other platforms
The Air Force plans to develop “collaborative combat aircraft” in the coming years and link them with crewed systems.