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Anthony Averett receives career-high workload as injuries force line-up tinkering

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Ravens offensive snap counts vs. Washington Football Team 10/4/20



a group of people playing football on a field: Ravens' Mark Andrews makes a touchdown catch in second quarter as Washington's #54, Kevin Pierre-Louis attempts to defend against the play.


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Ravens’ Mark Andrews makes a touchdown catch in second quarter as Washington’s #54, Kevin Pierre-Louis attempts to defend against the play.

Orlando Brown Jr. T 57

Matt Skura C 57



a group of football players playing a football game: Ravens' Mark Andrews, left, catches a 22-yards touchdown pass in front of Washington's Troy Apke, right, and Shaun Dion Hamilton (#51) in the third quarter.


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Ravens’ Mark Andrews, left, catches a 22-yards touchdown pass in front of Washington’s Troy Apke, right, and Shaun Dion Hamilton (#51) in the third quarter.

D.J. Fluker T 57



a group of football players on the field: Ravens Mark Andrews scores a touchdown on a catch in the third quarter against Washington at FedEx Field on Oct. 4, 2020.


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Ravens Mark Andrews scores a touchdown on a catch in the third quarter against Washington at FedEx Field on Oct. 4, 2020.

Tyre Phillips G 50

Bradley Bozeman G 47



a group of football players on the field: Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson, right, sacks Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., left, for a loss of 18 yards.


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Ravens’ Jaylon Ferguson, right, sacks Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., left, for a loss of 18 yards.

Lamar Jackson QB 47



a group of football players on the field: Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson, right, sacks Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., left, for a loss of 18 yards in the fourth quarter.


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Ravens’ Jaylon Ferguson, right, sacks Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., left, for a loss of 18 yards in the fourth quarter.

Marquise Brown WR 43

Nick Boyle TE 38

Mark Andrews TE 37

Willie Snead IV WR 32



a football player running on a field: Ravens' Lamar Jackson, right, tries to push away Washington's Nate Orchard, left, in the fourth quarter.


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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson, right, tries to push away Washington’s Nate Orchard, left, in the fourth quarter.

Myles Boykin WR 31

Patrick Ricard FB 25

Gus Edwards RB 22

J.K. Dobbins RB 21

Devin Duvernay WR 16

Mark Ingram II RB 14

Patrick Mekari G 11

Robert Griffin III QB 10



a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, left, and Washington's Dwayne Haskins Jr., congratulate each other after the game.


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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, left, and Washington’s Dwayne Haskins Jr., congratulate each other after the game.

Ben Powers G 7

Ben Bredeson G 4

James Proche WR 1

Observations: Phillips and Bozeman did not play the entire way. With the game in hand late,

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SpaceX aborts launch of GPS Space Force satellite with 2 seconds to go

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SpaceX aborted a scheduled launch of a US military GPS satellite on Friday night with just about two seconds left in the countdown. The launch was scheduled for a 15-minute window that opened at 6:43 p.m. PT. All appeared to be proceeding smoothly, until two seconds before launch. SpaceX was just starting the engine ignition sequence when it stopped the clock.  



a crane next to a body of water: SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that'll carry Space Force's GPS satellite into orbit. SpaceX


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SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that’ll carry Space Force’s GPS satellite into orbit. SpaceX

“Standing down from tonight’s launch attempt of GPS III-4,” SpaceX tweeted a few minutes before 7 p.m. PT, though it didn’t say whether a ground or flight vehicle issue was to blame. The next launch window opens at 6:39 p.m. PT Saturday, SpaceX said. 

SpaceX and the US Space Force are getting along famously. Friday’s attempted launch in Florida follows a Space Force Falcon 9 launch in June

Once Elon Musk’s company does launch the GPS satellite, it’ll attempt to land the Falcon 9’s first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft is scheduled to deploy about 90 minutes after liftoff.

SpaceX hosted a livestream of Friday’s launch, which you can watch below to see how events unfolded. 

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The GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 04 is the fourth in a series of GPS satellites operated by the US Space Force, the newest branch of the military. It’ll join a larger satellite constellation already in orbit.

It’s been a busy week for rocket launches that haven’t actually launched. SpaceX was scheduled to send a new batch of Starlink communications satellites into orbit on

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US Army discontinues Rapid Equipping Force

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has discontinued its Rapid Equipping Force stood up during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to get urgently needed capabilities into the field in 180 days or less.

As the Army shifts from a focus on counterinsurgency operations to going up against near-peer adversaries like Russia and China across air, land, sea, cyberspace and space domains in large-scale operations, the REF’s utility and mission has been in question.

The service is also disbanding its Asymmetric Warfare Group.

“As our focus changes to great power competition and large-scale combat operations, Army analysis indicated that the personnel and resources could best be utilized in building the operational fighting force,” an Oct. 2 Army statement read. “To ensure the value of organization’s work over the past 14 years is not lost, all lessons learned will be maintained by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, via the Center for Army Lessons Learned, Centers of Excellence and other [Training and Doctrine Command] enterprise stakeholders.”

The discontinuation won’t happen overnight. Both organizations will be fully deactivated by the end of fiscal 2021 “and will transition the mission of providing immediate support to other organizations,” the statement noted.

Over the past several years, the REF hung on to certain missions and continued to advocate for its relevancy.

A year ago, Defense News sat down with the REF’s director in a new, smaller office space at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in a conference room surrounded by small counter-unmanned aircraft systems that it was rapidly fielded to units and considered one of its success stories.

In 2017, the REF was focused on counter-drone technologies; dismounted electronic warfare equipment; tethered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities; and urban operations equipment including up-armored commercial vehicles. But many of those technologies have found other homes within the Army.

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SpaceX aborts launch of GPS Space Force satellite with two seconds to go

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SpaceX aborted a scheduled launch of a US military GPS satellite from Florida on Friday night with just about two seconds left in the countdown. The launch was scheduled for a 15-minute window that opened at 6:43 p.m. PT, with the weather forecast at 70% favorable for liftoff. All appeared to be proceeding smoothly, until two seconds before launch. SpaceX was just starting the engine ignition sequence when it stopped the clock.  



a crane next to a body of water: SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that will carry Space Force's GPS satellite into orbit. SpaceX


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SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that will carry Space Force’s GPS satellite into orbit. SpaceX



a large crane in front of a sunset: SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that will carry Space Force's GPS satellite into orbit. 


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SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that will carry Space Force’s GPS satellite into orbit. 


“Standing down from tonight’s launch attempt of GPS III-4,” SpaceX tweeted a few minutes before 7 p.m. PT, though it did not say whether a ground or flight vehicle issue was to blame. The next launch window opens at 6:39 p.m. PT Saturday, SpaceX said. 

SpaceX and the US Space Force are getting along famously. Friday’s attempted launch follows a Space Force Falcon 9 launch in June

Once Elon Musk’s company does launch the GPS satellite, it will attempt to land the Falcon 9’s first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft is scheduled to deploy about 90 minutes after liftoff.

SpaceX hosted a livestream of Friday’s launch, which you can watch below to see how events unfolded. 

The GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 04 is the fourth in a series of GPS satellites operated by the US Space Force, the newest branch of the military. It’ll join a larger satellite constellation already in orbit.

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It’s been a busy week for rocket launches that haven’t actually launched. SpaceX was scheduled to send a new batch of Starlink

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Task force: U.S. must prioritize AI in race to defend against Russia, China

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A bipartisan congressional task force this week recommended that the Department of Defense prioritize investing in artificial intelligence, supply chain resiliency and cyberwarfare in order to deal with imminent threats from China and Russia.

The Future of Defense Task Force, chaired by Reps. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Jim Banks, R-Ind., on Tuesday released an 87-page report pointing out the vulnerabilities in U.S. national security and recommending how to fix them.

Banks said in a statement that the Pentagon needs to innovate to ensure the United States maintains its global military supremacy, and the report was the roadmap to do it.

“This report details a vision of the future of defense–specifically a smart, whole-of-nation strategy addressing the rise of China,” he said.

The U.S. economic and military dominance post-Cold War has been reduced in recent years, the report said. China is expected to soon overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy, and despite historic defense spending, the United States has failed to keep pace with China’s and Russia’s military modernization.

“If we fail to act on this plan, the world order will shift from one that favors democracy to one that favors authoritarianism,” Moulton said.

The Future of Defense Task Force was launched last October to examine how to maintain the Pentagon’s technological edge against Russia and China.

Advancements in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, quantum computing and space, cyber, and electronic warfare are making traditional battlefields and boundaries increasingly irrelevant, according to the report. The United States also remains vulnerable to increasing cyberattacks against civilian populations.

“Using the Manhattan Project as a model, the United States must undertake and win the artificial intelligence race by leading in the invention and deployment of AI while establishing the standards for its public and private use,” the report said.

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