Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 28, 2020

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FOX News: Gen. Jeff Harrigian: Air superiority is fundamental for US Air Force, but our enemies are gaining groundWe must have a force that can compete, deter and win over near-peer adversaries in 2030 and beyond.

The U.S. Air Force is a powerful force today. If it is to remain so, prioritized investment is required. Failure to do so will cost our nation its edge over our adversaries.

Each and every day America’s joint team in Europe studies our adversaries’ actions and messages. We see their investments, tests and operations. One thing that is abundantly clear is our adversaries are gaining ground on their ability to threaten us from the air, both at home and abroad. If left unaddressed, we will soon see a day where we will fight to achieve air parity, let alone air superiority. Parity is unacceptable.


Military And Intelligence News Briefs — July 28, 2020

In a Future Bomber Force, Old and Ugly Beats New and Snazzy — APAF Will Choose Skyborg Prototypes This Summer — Breaking Defense

Project Blackjack: DARPA’s LEO satellites take off — Air Force Technology

F-35s Nest In Big New Alaskan Facility Marking Strategic Shift For Critical Region — Warzone/The Drive

Air Force Seeks Startups To Build High-Tech ‘Bases Of The Future’ — Breaking Defense

Navy’s First Operational F-35C Squadron Fires Missiles As It Preps For Inaugural Cruise — Warzone/The Drive

Navy Memo to Shipbuilders, Maintainers on Fire Safety After USS Bonhomme Richard Blaze — USNI News

Navy is hit with air pollution violation for ‘creating public nuisance’ over fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard because smoke from inferno that gutted 11 of its 14 decks ‘contained potentially harmful toxins’ — Daily Mail

US Sailor Gets OK to Grow 4-Inch Beard, Pushes Navy to Grant Career-Length Waiver —

Coast Guard To Deliver Nuclear Icebreaker Plan to White House — Breaking Defense

A Sort of Silencer: What is the U.S. Army’s New Smuzzle? — National Interest

Army still mulling different paths to build long-range assault helo prototypes — Defense News

COVID-19 is changing the Air Force’s cyber training — C4ISRNet

How COVID-19 affected the Army’s plan for testing new network tools — C4ISRNet

Twelve more new arrivals test positive for coronavirus, US Forces Korea says — Stars and Stripes

How a U.S. Navy base in the Gulf tackles coronavirus — Reuters

The Pentagon Has a New Process for Paying for Civilian Deaths — but Is Still Slow to Acknowledge Them — The Intercept

Military Stolen Valor Cases on the Rise, Investigators Say —

P-8A Poseidon makes emergency landing in Japan — Navy Times

GOP coronavirus bill includes at least $7 billion for weapons programs — Defense News

Senate GOP coronavirus bill includes $29.4B for Pentagon — The Hill

In defense of Mark Esper — James Carafano and Thomas Spoehr, The Hill

Cut the Pentagon Budget by Nearly $1 Trillion Over 10 Years — Dan Grazier and Mandy Smithberger, National Interest

British Army upgrades its Foxhound armoured vehicles — Defence-Blog

China Military Watch — The Strategist

North Korea security concerns not being addressed, Beijing says — UPI

First Arab country acquires new Chinese missile system — AMN

Iran’s navy shoots missile at mock-up of US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz — USA Today

Israeli-built drone for German air force has first successful flight — UPI

South Korea given green light for solid-propellant rockets — UPI

Indian Air Modernization Takes a Significant Step Forward: First Rafales Depart France for the Indian Air Force —

Israel increases training via virtual battlefield center amid Hezbollah tensions — Defense News

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