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What’s going on with America’s next fighter designs?

WASHINGTON ― America is developing a pair of two new high-tech fighter aircraft, and you probably haven’t heard much about them. Under the leadership of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Pentagon has clamped down on talking about cutting-edge capabilities in development, citing concerns about giving potential foes too much information. Nevertheless, some details have emerged about the ongoing programs, one each from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. And inlight of European plans for new fighter designs, it is worth revisiting what is, and isn’t, known about the American efforts. In 2016, the U.S. Air Force unveiled its “Air Superiority 2030” study, which posited that although the service would need a new air superiority fighter jet — called Penetrating Counter Air — as soon as the 2030s, it would be just as important that the new plane fit into a "family of systems” of space,cyber, electronic warfareand other enabling technologies. “When you look at — through the lens of the netw…

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USN to test untethered subsea power concept at ANTEX 2018

The US Navy (USN) will test Teledyne Energy Systems’ untethered subsea power concept at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2018, company officials have disclosed to Jane’s.
Teledyne Brown’s Glider AUV is one option available to the company’s Untethered Subsea Power node, which is capable of disseminating data to surface and subsurface platforms.Photo by: Teledyne Brown
Scheduled to take place in August at Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, the exercise is poised to explore multiple technologies, including untethered power nodes designed to increase the persistence and operational effectiveness of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) under the exercise theme of “Human-Machine Interaction”.
Exercise organiser, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, will take delivery of Teledyne’s solution, which comprises a fuel pump, fuel station, and docking station capable of housing up to four UUVs simultaneously.