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DOD estimates Ukraine ‘successfully engaged' at least 50% of Iranian drones deployed by Russia

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Russia has bought Iranian-made drones that it's using to attack Ukraine.

Pentagon's list of Chinese military-linked companies operating in the U.S. grows

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The world’s biggest consumer drone-maker DJI is among more than a dozen Chinese companies the DOD spotlighted this week.

DOD counting on 'depth of support' from defense industrial base to keep up with evolving warfare

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Since Russia invaded Ukraine early this year, Defense Department leaders are starting to think differently about the development of capabilities for current and future wars.

China's acceleration of aerospace technology seen as building block for 'combat loop'

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China’s maturing space and cyber military component has roughly doubled its number of satellites in orbit over the last three years, raising concerns for Pentagon leadership.

Kendall: Air Force’s next-gen fighter will be ‘better than anything' China can produce

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The Air Force plans to team its Next-Generation Air Dominance platform with robotic wingmen.

‘It won’t end well’ if US lags in sixth-gen air dominance, Air Combat Command chief says

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Challenges around software and integration must first be overcome for NGAD to come to fruition, Gen. Kelly told reporters this week.

Nominee for Space Force chief commits to fielding new electronic warfare tech

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If confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman will lead the service as its second-ever Chief of Space Operations.

Defense innovation experts urge US to get organized in tech competition with China

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A new report from the Special Competitive Studies Project expresses a sense of urgency for the U.S. to develop a tech-centered strategy in the near term to ultimately achieve competitive advantage in the next era. 

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…