A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the No. 3 Squadron, arrives to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-46A Pegasus from the 13th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over Australia during Talisman Sabre 23, July 26, 2023. Talisman Sabre is the U.S.’s largest bilateral exercise in Australia that demonstrates the capability to rapidly deploy and operate to accomplish a wide range of missions alongside joint and allied partners in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

Australia looks to DOD in shaping its new Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator

Officials involved in the accelerator recently put out their inaugural “problem statement” call to industry.
A Skydio X2d quadcopter drone is flown by Airmen on March 8, 2023, at the Belle Clair Soccer Park in Belleville, Illinois. The drone was used during the first class of Detachment X program initiated on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Baisey)

Pentagon soliciting industry for adapter and software to convert remotely piloted drones into autonomous systems

The solicitation comes as the Pentagon is trying to leverage breakthroughs in software, artificial intelligence and other capabilities that could enable drones to operate with less human…
U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (Naval Oceanography) representation from U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) were part of personnel aboard the USCGC Healy to successfully deploy Sofar Ocean spotter-buoys during its patrol to the North Pole in the summer of 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Holloway).

Navy gaining access to global network of data-collecting buoys via new CRADA

DefenseScoop was briefed on Naval Oceanography’s new five-year agreement with the startup Sofar Ocean.