The U.S. Air Force component of Central Command–Air Forces Central (AFCENT)–has created Detachment 99 (DET 99) to spur innovation in the detection and countering of small drones, including those of Iran. “One of the gaps that I worry about is the detection gap,” Air Force Lt. ...

HII [HII] on Monday said it has created the new corporate position of chief technology officer (CTO) that will be filled by Todd Barkey, who has been CTO of the company’s Mission Technologies segment since 2021. HII said it created the new role to oversee its technology strategy, strengthen its ...

The Pentagon Inspector General (IG) said last week that it plans to begin an audit of how the program for the Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35 has maintained a real-time inventory in the Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) of F-35s, aircraft parts in the global spares pool, support equipment ...