Articles written by: US Department of Defense

US Naval Aviation Vision: A Preeminent Warfighting Force, Today and in the Future

US Naval Aviation Vision: A Preeminent Warfighting Force, Today and in the Future

Last February, I shared my vision as the Navy’s Air Boss with you for our aviation future based on ensuring a whole, capable and affordable force. Today, I am excited to announce the publication of Naval Aviation Vision, 2014-2025 — […]


Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding

Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding

The Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget submission provides the resources necessary to protect and advance U.S. interests and to execute the updated defense strategy, although at increased levels of risk for some missions relative to the planned […]


Russian Aircraft Flies Near US Navy Ship in Black Sea

Russian Aircraft Flies Near US Navy Ship in Black Sea

Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The USS Cook was patrolling in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 […]


DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability. When fully matured, the technology will allow small, distributed military teams to […]


Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

QINGDAO, China: On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier […]


Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

Remote Troops Closer to Having High-Speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower […]


Hagel: US Sends 2 More Aegis Ships to Japan

Hagel: US Sends 2 More Aegis Ships to Japan

For reasons a senior defense official said included North Korean provocations, treaty commitments to Japan and U.S. national security interests, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the United States will send Japan two more Aegis-equipped ballistic-missile defense ships by […]


US Forces-Afghanistan Not Providing Excess Equipment to Pakistan

US Forces-Afghanistan Not Providing Excess Equipment to Pakistan

United States Forces-Afghanistan has seen the inaccurate media reports stating that excess military equipment that is part of the U.S. transition is given to Pakistan. These reports are not correct. USFOR-A does not provide or intend to provide any such […]


US Sends Sea Search Equipment to Australia

US Sends Sea Search Equipment to Australia

As the United States continues to support the search for the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the Navy is sending a towed pinger locator, as well as a Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, to Perth, Australia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. […]


 
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