A member of a Ukrainian volunteer unit and a computer science student “Valdemar”, 19, poses in a trench used by the unit to counter threats during air-raid sirens, at their position in a suburb of Kyiv on February 28, 2023. – Colonel “Smak” and his Ukrainian volunteer unit of 80 civilian volunteers take turns day and night keeping watch for incoming threats: Iranian-made “Shahed” explosive drones launched by the Russians. Since October, the unit – whose machine gun dates back to the 1920s – has shot down three such drones. A dozen of these units, attached to the territorial defence, cover the sky of the Capital city of Ukraine. (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia-Ukraine war drives the Army to consider possible trans-regional fights of the future

Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Army has been collecting observations associated with contemporary deterrence dynamics and the possible complexities of future fighting landscapes.
An Area-I Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated, Unmanned System, or ALTIUS, sails through the skies at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (Photo by Jose Mejia-Betancourth/CCDC AvMC Technology Development Directorate)

US commits to procuring a variety of additional drones for Ukraine on anniversary of Russian invasion

The $2 billion security assistance package announced by the Pentagon on Friday includes an unspecified number of JUMP 20, Switchblade 600, ALTIUS-600 and CyberLux K8 unmanned aerial…
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Sen. Jack Reed questions Defense Secretary Ash Carter during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2015. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)

SASC chair to focus on reimagining how the military fights

"We are in a tremendously dynamic situation where technology is changing rapidly, techniques are changing rapidly, operational issues, we are truly multi-dimensional,” Sen. Jack Reed said.
A Ukranian serviceman stands next to a downed Russian drone in the area of a research institute, part of Ukraine’s National Academy of Science, after a strike, in northwestern Kyiv, on March 22, 2022. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

NATO allies ‘don’t have enough data’ on impact of drones in Russia-Ukraine war: Estonian official

“In order to make definite conclusions of what has been the change — or what is the really the sort of critical impact on the battlefield —…
KYIV, UKRAINE – JANUARY 26: People walk among the damage to an industrial area in Kyiv following a morning missile strike that left one person dead and two wounded on January 26, 2023 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Russia’s Sandworm hackers blamed in fresh Ukraine malware attack

One of the Russian military’s most prolific hacking units deployed yet another destructive malware attack against Ukrainian targets this week, researchers with cybersecurity firm ESET said.
Ukrainian soldiers equip trenches on a field not far from Soledar, Donetsk region on January 14, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. – Ukraine reported a fresh wave of attacks and hits on key infrastructure facilities on January 14, 2023, a day after Russia claimed to have captured the ravaged eastern town of Soledar following a long battle. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Pentagon highlights air defense, mechanized forces amid ‘brutal World War I-style engagements’ in Ukraine

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl told reporters that air defense capabilities will be critical to Ukraine in the next stage of this unfolding conflict.