Dylan Malyasov

Dylan Malyasov

U.S. defense journalist and commentator. Formerly at the Military Informant and Jane's Defence Weekly. Aviation photographer.

Dylan leads Defence Blog's coverage of global military news, focusing on engineering and technology across the U.S. defense industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

Born in Arequipa, Peru and educated in Kyiv, Ukraine, he graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist.

E-mail: [email protected]

U.S. highest-ranking military officer offers optimistic update on Air Force’s evolution and future

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said during a Jan. 27 appearance at the Center for a New American Security that the service is making significant strides in harnessing and using data for deterrence, decision-making and warfighting while also maintaining dominance in space. Creating a system that uses data, machine learning and state-of-the art software to seamlessly...

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U.S. Air Force progresses stealthy unmanned combat aircraft project

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has reported it has made progress in its Valkyrie program to create new stealthy unmanned combat aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. According to a statement issued Monday, XQ-58A Valkyrie successfully completed its fourth test/demonstration flight on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. The XQ-58A is the pathfinder for the...

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U.S. conduct airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists in Somali

The United States Africa Command has announced on Monday that it in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia. “Airstrikes extend the reach and influence of government while creating conditions for development and a better future for Somalis,” said U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Bradford...

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U.S. military confirms E-11A aircraft crashed in Afghanistan

The U.S. military officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have confirmed that one of its military aircraft crashed in Afghanistan after the Taliban claimed to have shot it down. A plane crashed Monday in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, south of the capital. According to Reuters, officials said there were no indications so far that the plane had been...

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U.S. Air Force E-11A aircraft crashed in Afghanistan

A mystery plane crashed Monday in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, south of the capital, Afghan officials said. It was not immediately clear how many people were on board the plane. Ariana Afghan Airlines denied reports that it was one of its passenger jets that had come down. Provincial government spokesman Arif Noori told CBS News' Ahmad...

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U.S. Air Force simulated expose Airmen to radiation

The U.S. Air Force held radiological aircraft recovery training at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Jan. 23, 2020, according to a recent service news release. Airmen from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron take part in a radiological aircraft recovery training exercise. The 19th Airlift Wing continues to forge Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear readiness through monthly Ability...

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