Pentagon completes Global Posture Review, additional assets, and military construction eyed for Indo-Pacific region
30 November 2021
by Ashley Roque
Pentagon leaders are, by and large, tight-lipped about their Global Posture Review (GPR) findings but are using the assessment to justify recent decisions, while also promising that more military assets will be sent into the Indo-Pacific region to ‘deter' China.
ATLA has confirmed that the EM railgun achieved 2,297 m/s projectile speed during recent trials. (ATLA)
Japan is developing electromagnetic (EM) railguns to counter emerging threats including hypersonic weapons.
A spokesperson from Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) told Janes on 19 January that a study to develop the capability is expected to accelerate in 2022.
“Since financial year 2016 we have studied the underlying technologies of railguns. In the studies we have worked on increasing launch velocity and establishing material technologies for the rails, which have high current endurance characteristics,” the spokesperson said.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifts-off from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral, Florida with the US Air Force's Wideband Global SATCOM system. (ULA)
Members of the US Space Force's (USSF) combat requirements office are weighing options for the development of a hybrid, space-based satellite communications (satcom) architecture, as the US Air Force's (USAF's) premier research directorate is standing up a similar architecture for extra-terrestrial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
UK notes ‘considerable interest' in soon-to-be-surplus Hercules airlifters
19 January 2022
by Gareth Jennings
With the UK set to retire its remaining 14 Hercules airlifters on 31 March 2023, the MoD told
that considerable interest has been received in the fleet form a wide range of parties.
The United Kingdom has received “considerable interest” in its fleet of soon-to-be-retired Lockheed Martin C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules airlifters.
A Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson told Janes
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