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Court Withdraws Opinion Saying Military Retirees Shouldn’t Be Court-Martialed | Military.com

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The case of Stephen Begani is currently being reconsidered as the Court of Criminal Appeals reverses the unconstitutionality of court-martialing military retirees. Begani was charged with attempted sexual child abuse just after leaving the Navy and was arrested. An undercover Naval Criminal Investigative Services agent catfished him into believing he was speaking to a 15-year-old girl, and he was sentenced ... Read More »

USAF Seeks Custom Game Environment to Test New Ideas | Defense One

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The Air Force is creating its own online game environment that members can utilize to test the potential of new concepts. Over the next couple of months, the Warfighting Integration Capability will connect with the industry to find solutions using a three-phased challenge. The challenge will call for an online game development environment with toolkits and engines meant to evolve ... Read More »

China Reveals Exotic Flying Saucer-Shaped “Armed Helicopter” Concept (Updated) | The Drive

Flying saucer style helicopter

The “Super Great White Shark” is an armed helicopter with a composite wing-body fusion and supposed high speeds. The cockpit is centrally-mounted and appears to have room for two pilots, but it is not clear how the aircraft will operate. The model has two sets of air intakes and exhausts, and also seems to have a fuselage large enough for ... Read More »

Who Will Build 651 Parachuting Trucks For The Army? | Breaking Defense

Military jeep

The Army has designs ready for the new Infantry Squad Vehicle with the ability to parachute out of a plane and drive cross-country with a heavy load. Three teams are competing to build the vehicle: the Oshkosh-Flyer team who has experience building for the Army, Polaris and SAIC who have defense experience and high-tech competency, and GM defense with no ... Read More »

During WWII, the US Army did a massive survey to get soldiers’ uncensored opinions | Business Insider

1944 photo of soldier smoking

A year into World War II, the US was preparing to join the fight and deploy “the arsenal of democracy” as FDR called it. The Selective Training and Service Act was first introduced which mobilized millions of troops, but maintaining their health and ability to fight proved to be challenging. The War Department decided to carry out an opinion survey ... Read More »

Rethinking Food and Agriculture 2020-2030 | RethinkX

This analysis focuses on the new technologies driving the transformation of the food and agriculture sectors and the inevitable implications for the cattle industry in the U.S.  A huge paradigm shift away from today’s world farming economy in favor of superior cheaper and more benign vat grown fermented food products is foreseen that will make conventional beef production non-competitive. “We ... Read More »

Boeing taking $20 million stake in Virgin Galactic, with a vision of commercial hypersonic travel | CNBC

Space hotel

Boeing’s venture arm Horizon X announced that it is going to invest $20M in Virgin Galactic to develop technology that will make hypersonic air travel possible. Virgin Galactic is planning to list on the New York Stock Exchange and become the first public human spaceflight company by the end of the year. Virgin Galactic is looking forward to the partnership ... Read More »

A Crack in the Armor: Surgeons See a Military Hospital as a Shadow of Its Past  | US News

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The US Military has allowed the unravelling of the world’s biggest wartime trauma network.  Despite experts offering dozens of recommendations to improve the system, the trauma program has lapsed from the highest level of care to the lowest. The staff and infrastructure that had worked before are almost gone now, and the Pentagon is considering if it will even pursue certification ... Read More »

Modular AR alternatives: The world of the SCAR, ACR, ARX, ETC | Guns.com

While AR has seen some versatile guns from Pentagon programs that are easier to maintain and are more reliable, the 21st century has offered modular rifles that are giving AR a run for its money. Some of the best tactical rifles right now come from the FN’s SCAR series which include the 5.56mm NATO Mk 16, 7.62mm NATO Mk17, and ... Read More »

The plan to give soldiers a day’s worth of MREs in one ration. Seven days of food weighing less than 10 pounds | Army Times

Soldiers loading MRE boxes

The Army may have a solution to the problem of resupplying squads with food without taking up significant space on their trucks. While a normal supply of food for a seven-day mission weighs 32 pounds on average, the Combat Feeding Directorate is working to reduce the load to a mere 10 pounds. Work with scientists has revealed a way to ... Read More »