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DoD to Issue $169M in University Research Grants

The Defense Department has chosen 24 multidisciplinary research projects to receive a total of $169 million in funds under a grant program for U.S. universities. DoD said Monday the research teams will perform work under the 2018 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative over a five-year period, subject to research progress and funding availability. “MURI supports …

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U.S. Naval Academy Wins Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise

The U.S. Naval Academy won the National Security Agency‘s recent Cyber Exercise, or NCX, an event where cadets contended with a variety of cyber operations challenges. Cadets from all five U.S. military service academies took part in the three-day exercise that challenged participants in the areas of adversary coordinates tracking, space mission kit …

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Navy Demos Remote Aircraft Recovery on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated remote aircraft landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier using the Aircraft Terminal Approach Remote Inceptor, or ATARI. The test marked the first at-sea use of the ATARI system, which was developed by the Naval Air Systems Command and has been tested onshore with a Learjet aircraft in …

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F-35C Aircraft Passes Carrier Qualifications on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has served as grounds for the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier qualification testing and completion. Pilots within strike fighter squadrons 125 and 101 flew the F-35C through 140 obstacles to qualify the aircraft for day and night use, in preparation for operational testing anticipated later in 2018, the U.S. …

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Navy Completes Tests for New Mine Detection Drone System

The U.S. Navy has completed tests for a drone-based mine detection system made to deploy from littoral combat ships, Military.com reported Thursday. The Coastal Mine Reconnaissance system makes use of an MQ-8B Fire Scout drone and an AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlespace Reconnaissance and Analysis or COBRA sensor to detect mines and obstacles on surfaces and coastal …

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Navy Assigns Patrick Piercey Chief of Staff at U.S. European Command

The U.S. Navy has assigned Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, currently director of operations with the U.S. Pacific Command, to serve with the U.S. European Command as chief of staff. With this assignment, Piercey will be transferred from Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, to Stuttgart, Germany, the Defense Department said Friday. He began his military service in 1985 upon graduating from …

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Pentagon Eyes Formation of Space Combatant Command

The Defense Department looks to establish a combatant command to manage space warfare missions in response to foreign militarization efforts in outer space, Nextgov reported Wednesday. DoD told Congress in a report last week that department officials are exploring strategies for joint space forces to manage multidomain, trans-regional and space warfighting operations. Officials …

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Senate Confirms John Gibson, 6 Other Nominees to DoD Leadership Posts

John Gibson, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has received Senate confirmation to serve as DoD chief management officer, Washington Examiner reported Friday. Gibson will lead the civilian secretaries of all military services and oversee business-focused DoD agencies and field activities in his new role. He previously served as …

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