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Air Force to install new manager to oversee next-gen command and control

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The Air Force will soon install a new leader to oversee all of its complex command, control and communications initiatives and ultimately empower the military branch to better support the Pentagon’s ambitious vision for a more connected way of conducting warfare, according to Secretary Frank Kendall.  Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) is the Defense Department’s novel concept to connect sensors, shooters, and associated technologies to provide battlefield commanders with…

Senators warn of insufficiencies in US hypersonic testing infrastructure

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Senate Armed Services Committee members are sounding an alarm on the United States’ capacity and infrastructure to test hypersonic systems, as the nation races against China and Russia to develop and field those advanced defensive and offensive weapons capabilities. Unlike warheads on detectable rockets for ballistic missiles used in previous conflicts, when in-the-making and ultramodern missiles reach and maneuver at hypersonic speeds — or more than 5 times faster than…

Army budget request would fund third Multi-Domain Task Force

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The Army’s fiscal 2023 budget request resources the addition of a third Multi-Domain Task Force, although it’s unclear where that unit will be based, according to Army leaders. The Multi-Domain Task Forces are to be in constant contact with adversaries during the so-called competition phase of conflict. The first was designed to support the Indo-Pacific theater with a second activated in September 2021 to support the European theater. The third…

DOD must make smarter investments in 2023 budget, says Rep. Adam Smith

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With a highly dynamic strategic environment and adversaries seeking to change the world order, the fiscal 2023 budget will be the most impactful and important of the last 25 years for the Department of Defense, according to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. And as the U.S. is figuring out its role and how to brush back revisionist adversaries and competitors, it must be thoughtful about building and…