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AI Will Give Pilots an Unmanned Wingman, Pentagon Officials Say

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), including the recent defeat of a  human fighter pilot in a virtual dogfight, AI won’t replace combat pilots, but team up with them in the future, a top U.S. Defense Department…

Pentagon Assessment: China Now Has World’s Largest Navy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The People’s Republic of China, increasing its two-decade military buildup, now has the world’s largest navy, according to the U.S. Defense Department’s latest annual assessment of China’s military capabilities. The Pentagon’s 2020 report to Congress on “Military and…

Elbit Subsidiary to Evaluate Navy Ventilator for COVID-19 Combat

ARLINGTON, Va. — A subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America has been selected by a Defense Department team of medical professionals and engineers, to support the development and industrialization of ventilator designs — including one by the U.S. Navy — to…

F-35 Won’t Miss Full-Rate Production Target, Pentagon Official Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — COVID-19-related delays will not slow the planned March 2021 start of full-rate production for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II strike fighter, the Defense Department’s top acquisition official says. “I am confident we are going to meet the March…

Tiered COVID-19 Testing System Exceeding Weekly Goal, Pentagon Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The tiered system for testing of U.S. military personnel for COVID-19, considered a key element in defeating the novel coronavirus, has exceeded the goal of 56,000 tests per week, Defense Department officials told Pentagon reporters on July 30….

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