Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Englehardt, the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the operations section for the 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, which is deployed to support 1st Theater Sustainment Command, gauges wind speed near the Camp Buehring, Kuwait, drop zone for the April 22, 2021 air drop of four bundles using the Joint Precision Air Delivery System, JPADS. Englehardt said JPADS uses the Modular Autonomous Guidance Unit, or MAGU, to manipulate the the parafoil’s rigging to steer it using GPS to reach its programmed coordinates. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)

BAE scores $318M Army GPS contract

The award relates to the M-code GPS cards for the Mounted and Dismounted Assured Position, Navigation and Timing systems.
Sgt. Victor Sanchez, a fire direction coordinator assigned to Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Artillery Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard, operates an advanced field artillery tactical data system to calculate aiming data to relay to the howitzer teams during an air assault artillery raid on Fort Drum, N.Y. on June 9, 2017. During the raid helicopters airlifted 4 of the battery’s howitzers and transported them to a landing zone where they were then set up and utilized to engage a simulated enemy target. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector)

Army working on next-gen fires platform

The Army will soon begin an iterative modernization of its AFATDS system for next-generation fires.
The Under Secretary of the Army, Hon. Gabe Camarillo, visits U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2d Cavalry Regiment during exercise Dragoon Ready 23 at 7th Army Training Command’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 1, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Low)

Undersecretary of the Army directs review of electronic warfare portfolio

Gabe Camarillo, undersecretary of the Army, has directed a capability portfolio review of the Army's electronic warfare enterprise to identify gaps, priorities and investment opportunities.
An EC-37B Compass Call arrives at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Aug. 17, 2022. Compass Call suppresses air defenses by preventing the transmission of essential information between adversaries, their weapon systems, and control networks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vaughn Weber)

Air Force looks to new concepts as it aims to advance its electronic warfare prowess

The Air Force is looking at a mix of collaborative and complementary capabilities to combat adversaries within the electromagnetic spectrum.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, observes modifications to the U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. on Dec. 6, 2022. Kelly visited Beale to inspect the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s capabilities for combat power and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frederick A. Brown)

Air Combat Command chief warns China’s military arsenal entering ‘wicked, dangerous territory’

"The architecture they are building today to defend their interests is frankly designed to inflict more casualties in the first 30 hours [of a future war] than…
A palletized munitions system falls from the cargo hold of a 352d Special Operations Wing MC-130J Commando II during a live-fire demonstration for ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, Nov. 9, 2022. This is the first time Rapid Dragon, a precision munitions capability for medium-sized or larger cargo aircraft that allows U.S. and NATO forces a flexible rapid response option, has been employed in the U.S. European Command theater. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Gen. Minihan envisions major expansion of Air Force’s Rapid Dragon capability

The leader of Air Mobility Command sees opportunities for greatly expanding the “palletized effects” that could be delivered by cargo planes.