U.S. Air Force's F-35 Teams up With New "Cyber-Squadrons" to Fight Future Wars

The Air Force is standing up new “cyber squadrons” and working vigorously to widen the aperture of its cyber-security focus.  This initiative will more broadly incorporate “networked” and cyber-reliant weapons systems.

“We do a good job with our networks. Our weapons systems are also IT related, so we are working within the Air Force to get those systems to a better place with regard to cyber security,” Peter Kim, Air Force Senior Information Security Officer, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

The U.S. Military Fears Russia's Electronic Warfare Capabilities. DARPA Might Have a Solution.

Reliable radar jamming and resistance to hostile electronic warfare (EW) will soon be standard, thanks to a program funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

DARPA has awarded BAE Systems a $13.3 million contract modification for Phase 3 of the Adaptive Radar Countermeasures (ARC) project, which develops technologies that enable airborne EW systems to counter new, unknown and adaptive radars in real time in the field.

How Lockheed Martin's F-35 Program Became Boringly Successful

Remember when following the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program was like watching one of those dark dramatic series produced by HBO or FX? Problems with the aircraft, its engines and major systems seemed to pop up on a daily basis. The software was behind schedule, testing was not being performed at the proper pace and the program needed more time and money. There was even that awful period from 2011 to 2013 when the short take-off-and-landing variant built primarily for the Marine Corps, the F-35B, was placed on probation by then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.