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Defense Latin America

IISS analysts: Fiscal constraints drive the state of South America’s defense (Amanda Lapo, Juan Pablo Bickel, Defense News)

In 2021, South American militaries remained focused on domestic security threats, with power projection ambitions often limited by significant equipment-availability challenges and funding shortfalls. As highlighted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ “Armed Conflict Survey 2021,” organized crime continues to greatly fuel violence and instability in the region, conditioning defense spending on domestic security.

Brazil is the only country in the area with substantial ongoing procurement and modernization efforts, and that is expanding international defense industrial cooperation despite its own budgetary constraints.

IISS analysts: Fiscal constraints drive the state of South America’s defense (defensenews.com)

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Defense USA

US military tech leads: Achieving all-domain decision advantage through JADC2 (Rob Parker and John Stuckey, Defense News)

Militaries have attempted to improve command-and-control capabilities across the fighting force since the dawn of recorded history.

Over time, the speed of communications and the range of effects made C2 increasingly important across all warfighting domains. With the added speed of hypersonic munitions, global non-kinetic fires and emerging algorithmically enhanced warfare, it is now an imperative that the Department of Defense develop a unified approach to capability development necessary to seize, maintain and protect our information and decision advantage over adversaries.

US military tech leads: Achieving all-domain decision advantage through JADC2 (defensenews.com)

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Defense Space

Almaz-Antey director: Air and space capabilities will decide tomorrow’s conflicts (Yan Novikov, Defense News)

One of the main trends in the development of armed conflicts in the 21st century is the expansion of multidomain battle. Potential future conflicts will be conducted everywhere: on land, at sea, underwater, in the air and in space. Even now, small-scale military operations are inconceivable without the use of space and aviation systems for reconnaissance, communications and navigation.

The second trend is an increase in the intensity of combat operations in the aerospace sector. The success of modern military operations is ensured through coordination across various fields, but strikes from the aerospace sphere will have the decisive influence.

Almaz-Antey director: Air and space capabilities will decide tomorrow’s conflicts (defensenews.com)

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Defense Technology

Anduril boss: In an era of strategic competition, we need artificially intelligent systems (Brian Schimpf, Defense News)

With the resurgence of great power competition has come the resurgence of defense technology. Conflict with a near-peer competitor would look nothing like our recent warfighting experiences against nonstate actors. It could be fought over vast distances, involve technology we are unprepared to deal with and occur at a scale the United States has not had to contend with in decades. Suddenly, our glittering collection of large, exquisite systems, built to engineering standards decades behind consumer technology, feels outmoded.

Artificial intelligence should be the linchpin of our efforts to re-armor ourselves for a new kind of fight. In the near term, AI can help us to understand the world with greater speed and clarity than the human mind can achieve. The value of distributed sensors on manned and unmanned systems alike has long been apparent to the United States, but we face a manpower constraint that enables us to analyze only a fraction of the data we capture.

Anduril boss: In an era of strategic competition, we need artificially intelligent systems (defensenews.com)

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Defense Technology

Huntington Ingalls CEO: Prepare for the next generation of national defense innovators (Mike Petters, Defense News)

Nearly a decade ago, the Council on Foreign Relations made a statement that became etched in my mind: that human capital will determine power in the current century, and the failure to produce that capital will undermine America’s national security.

Leading a national defense company that hires, trains and upskills thousands of workers each year — spanning pipe fitters to nuclear physicists to software coders — we at Huntington Ingalls Industries live this imperative in real time and continuously. Is America’s youth today learning the workforce and technology skills necessary to ensure our nation remains a strong military and technology leader in the 21st century? Are we giving them the foundation they need — and we need — to help America prosper and advance the cause of freedom and democracy in this competitive global environment?

Huntington Ingalls CEO: Prepare for the next generation of national defense innovators (defensenews.com)

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Defense Technology USA

U.S. aviation regulator in talks with telecom industry over 5G dispute (David Shepardson, Reuters)

 The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is in direct talks with the telecom industry about its aviation safety concerns involving the planned use of spectrum for 5G wireless communications.

“We are having very productive discussions and we will figure this out,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said at an event in Washington. “It remains to be seen what mitigations – whether it’s adjustments to deployment or actions that we need to take within the aviation sector – what those will look like.”

Earlier this month, AT&T (T.N) and Verizon Communications (VZ.N) agreed to delay the commercial launch of C-band wireless service from Dec. 5 until early January.

The FAA issued a Nov. 2 bulletin alerting manufacturers, operators and pilots that action may be needed to address potential interference caused by the 5G deployment with sensitive aircraft electronics like radio altimeters.

The FAA bulletin said operators “should be prepared for the possibility that interference from 5G transmitters and other technology could cause certain safety equipment to malfunction.”

Wireless trade group CTIA said in a letter to the White House that in nearly 40 other countries, “C-Band 5G spectrum is deployed and planes land safely every day without any evidence of harmful interference.”

CTIA asked the Biden administration to “reject further calls to delay C-Band 5G services. Aviation safety is critically important. It is also not at risk due to C-Band 5G operations.”

The FAA is considering issuing an airworthiness directive. Dickson said airlines need at least 30 days’ notice.

“The industry needs some time to make adjustments to whatever requirements we’re going to levy on them,” he said. “If they have to change their flight planning systems or how they are getting information to pilots… Whatever it is, we’ve got to give time to put all those things in place.”

Boeing Co (BA.N), Airbus SE (AIR.PA), U.S. airlines, pilots and others have urged the administration “to help aviation and telecommunication industries reach acceptable mitigations.” They added that it “will take significant time… to ensure they meet the FAA’s robust safety requirements.”

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China Defense Military Russia

Chinese, Russian warships’ 1st joint patrol sails through Tsugaru Strait in line with intl law, ‘could feature encirclement of Japan or approach US’ (Guo Yuandan and Liu Xuanzun, Global Times)

Right after China and Russia wrapped up a joint naval exercise in the Sea of Japan on Sunday, 10 powerful warships from the two countries switched to the next mission and sailed through the Tsugaru Strait into the Pacific Ocean on Monday in their first joint maritime patrol, which experts said on Tuesday could see the joint task force encircle Japan or approach the US. The joint patrol displays a high level of political and military mutual trust that exists between China and Russia in terms of safeguarding regional peace and stability, at a time when the US is ganging up with its allies like Japan and Australia and interfering in and destabilizing Asia-Pacific affairs.

Chinese, Russian warships’ 1st joint patrol sails through Tsugaru Strait in line with intl law, ‘could feature encirclement of Japan or approach US’ – Global Times

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Defense Defense One USA

DDS Security Clearance Tool Evolves into ‘SITH’ Insider Threat Program (Aaron Boyd, Defense One)

An automated background investigations prototype developed by the Defense Digital Service is being retooled to focus instead on identifying insider threats, including a rebranding from the System for Automated Background Evaluation and Review, or SABER, to the System for Insider Threat Hindrance, or SITH.

The agency had been developing a tool to automate the preliminary information gathering involved in background investigations as part of the wider Trusted Workforce 2.0 program. The new security clearance process includes automating the initial review and replacing the five- to 10-year reinvestigation process with continuous vetting.

DDS Security Clearance Tool Evolves into ‘SITH’ Insider Threat Program – Defense One

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Defense Defense News Military North Korea South Korea

South Korea says North Korea fired projectile to sea (Associated Press, Defense News)

South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile to its eastern waters as it continued a recent streak of weapons tests apparently aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over a stalled nuclear diplomacy.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday did not immediately say what the North fired or how far the weapon flew.

South Korea says North Korea fired projectile to sea (defensenews.com)

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