Emerging Tech

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall delivers a keynote address at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept 11, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)

Kendall introduces sweeping changes to ‘reoptimize,’ modernize Department of Air Force

The many changes include a new organization that will drive modernization efforts across the Air and Space Forces, known as the Integrated Capabilities Office.
An UH-60 Blackhawk flies multiple passes at different altitudes over the runway during a series of 5G avionics tests March 2, 2022, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. A 5G mobile test station was used during the testing as part of demonstration to implement 5G technologies without compromising the safety of military and civilian aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Senators express concerns about national spectrum strategy’s impact on DOD

“At this time, it would be counterproductive to initiate additional studies of the lower 3GHz Band,” members of Congress wrote in a letter to the White House.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Green Berets with 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and an augmentee with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, clear a corridor of threats during the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course, Jan. 24 to Feb. 3, 2022. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

SOCOM taking innovation foundry to London to focus on special ops in ‘smart cities’

The event “will explore the challenges of physical and remote SOF operations in a range of future complex smart city scenarios,” according to SOCOM.
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and members of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment conduct an amphibious assault utilizing Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Crafts at Fog Bay during exercise Talisman Sabre 15, in the Northern Territory, Australia, July 11 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Gunnery Sgt. Ricardo Morales/Released)

US military to bring RDER, T-REX tech initiatives to Australia

The Pentagon is bringing a key ally into its Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve and Technology Readiness Experimentation efforts.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from the 199th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly over the Northern Territory during Exercise Talisman Sabre 23. Talisman Sabre enables the U.S. and Australia to exercise our combined capabilities to conduct high-end, multi-domain warfare, to build and affirm our military-to-military ties and interoperability, and strengthen our strategic partnerships. (Courtesy Photo by LAC Chris Tsakisiris)

More money for integration, less focus on platforms: Air Force officials preview themes of 2025 budget

“Integration is one of the things that has been a focus for [fiscal 2025] and will ramp up even more with our great power competition efforts in…
Master Sgt. John Malloy and Staff Sgt. Jacob Puente secure the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon Instrumented Measurement Vehicle 2 as it is loaded under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 6, 2020. (Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

Nominee for Pentagon’s new S&T post commits to prioritizing hypersonics, quantum tech 

Aprille Ericsson also pledged to improve DOD's partnerships with small businesses in order to better integrate new capabilities into the services.