A commission tasked with assessing aviation safety in the military is calling on the Pentagon to form a dedicated safety council across the services, according to a congressionally mandated report released Thursday.
The following is Dec. 1, 2020 report from the National Commission on Military Aviation Safety. Congress created the National Commission on Military Aviation Safety in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The Commission’s purpose is to examine past mishaps and make recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Defense Department for improving aviation safety and readiness in the military. Read More
An Ohio-based Navy reservist and two Navy civilians have died from complications related to COVID-19 infections in the last week, the service announced today. Read More
The Navy’s plans to test a Battle Management Aid on one of its aircraft carriers, as the service pursues a tactical data network to link up its sensors and weapons. Read More
The Navy in recent weeks has demonstrated an ability to resupply its ballistic missile submarines at sea using a range of manned and unmanned aircraft, testing their ability to keep the boomers on their stealthy nuclear deterrent patrols without coming to a port. Read More
The Army, Navy and Air Force are on the same page as they pursue initiatives meant to feed into the Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort, the director of naval intelligence said Friday. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is set to step down from the number-two leadership role in the Pentagon next year without seeking a renomination for the postion, USNI News has learned. Read More
Monday’s removal of Defense Secretary Mark Esper adds more uncertainty as to what adversaries may try and what allies can expect from Washington in the always tricky transition of presidential power, national security experts at the Atlantic Council said Tuesday. Read More
The following is the Nov. 6, 2020 Congressional Research Service report Hypersonic Weapons: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is Mark Esper’s Nov. 9, 2020 memo, “Final Message to the Department.” Read More