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2024-06-12T05:10:32.874875-07:00

Pentagon Delays Osprey Crash Safety Documents to Congress

Despite receiving approximately 3,500 pages of documents, congressional staff report significant redactions hindering their oversight capabilities. The request for comprehensive safety information remains pending.

2024-06-11T15:05:46.486055-07:00

Pentagon Adopts SpaceX Starshield for Military Satcom

SpaceX's Starshield will be integrated into future Pentagon military satellite communications, enhancing the capability and security of U.S. defense communications.

2024-06-11T13:26:42.124652-07:00

DoD Launches GigEagle for Identifying Short-Term Talent

The Department of Defense's new initiative, GigEagle, aims to enhance precision in target and engage talent acquisition for short-term Pentagon assignments, providing a significant capability boost.

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2024-06-13T09:24:30.754435-07:002024-06-13T09:24:30.754435-07:00

Pentagon Extends Starlink Deal in Ukraine for $14M

The Pentagon renewed its $14 million contract with SpaceX for another six months to provide Starlink internet services in Ukraine, settling past disputes over terminal usage in the conflict zone.

2024-06-12T05:10:32.874875-07:002024-06-12T05:10:32.874875-07:00

Pentagon Delays Osprey Crash Safety Documents to Congress

Despite receiving approximately 3,500 pages of documents, congressional staff report significant redactions hindering their oversight capabilities. The request for comprehensive safety information remains pending.

2024-06-04T13:33:57.017914-07:002024-06-04T13:33:57.017914-07:00

Pentagon Plans Airborne Laser Missile Defense By FY-26

The Pentagon allocates fiscal year 2026 funds to develop a next-generation airborne laser with directed-energy technology capable of intercepting long-range ballistic missiles in their early flight stages.