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Colton Jones

Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

First CMV-22B arrives at Norfolk, signaling new logistics era

The Naval Air Force Atlantic has annoucned that the first East Coast-assigned Navy tiltrotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) CMV-22B Osprey aircraft arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on April 5. Assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 40,...

Turkish firm develops new wheeled fighting vehicle

Turkish defense company FNSS has introduced its latest innovation in armored vehicles, showcasing a new PARS III wheeled fitting vehicle equipped with the advanced TEBER-35 UKK remote-controlled turret. Designed to meet the evolving needs of modern military operations, this...

US Air Force deploys F-22 Raptors to Japan

The U.S. Air Force has initiated the deployment of F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The Air Force said in a release that the arrival of F-22s, operated by the 199th and 19th...

US Marine Corps clears MV-22 for flight operations after safety review

The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing has announced the resumption of flight operations for its MV-22 Ospreys, effective March 14, following a comprehensive safety assessment conducted by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The Marines said in a release...

India tests new Agni-P medium-range ballistic missile

India's Strategic Forces Command, in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), conducted the successful flight test of the New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni-Prime. Launched from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha...

Raytheon’s SM-6 successfully intercepts ballistic missile in naval test

A Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) manufactured by Raytheon, an RTX business, intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target in its terminal phase. According to a press release from RTX, launched from the USS Preble (DDG 88), the SM-6 showcased its...

DARPA aims to develop trustworthy AI for defense purposes

The Deputy Director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office, Matt Turek highlighted in a recent statement the pivotal role of developing trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) for the U.S. Defense Department, especially concerning critical decision-making processes for military personnel. During...

US Soldiers test next-gen weapons in extreme cold weather

The U.S. Army undertook a crucial assessment of its Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC) in Fort Greely, according to a recent service press release. The Army said in a...