Defense

Defense Firms Rapidly Evolving to Address New Challenges (From RealClearDefense) In the 21st century, Aerospace and Defense (A&D) companies took a different approach to a changing defense environment. Rather than seeking to capture a larger share of the declining market, they focused on becoming more efficient and gaining dominance in [Read More...]
Without Latest Version Of WIN-T, Army Commanders Will Be Easy Targets In Next War (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army’s chief of staff has stated repeatedly that fixed command posts are not likely to survive for long in the fast-moving conflicts of the future.  However, the networking gear currently fielded to company, battalion and brigade commanders in [Read More...]
Lexington Summer Intern: Jakob Dammen Hello, My name is Jakob Dammen and I am a high school junior from Denver, Colorado. My favorite subjects in school are science, social studies and political science. I have taken multiple Advanced Placement courses on these topics, and have [Read More...]
Lexington Summer Intern: Max Boubin Hello, My name is Max Boubin and I am very excited to intern at the Lexington Institute, located next to our nation’s capital. I am currently a student at East High School in Denver, Colorado. As a member of the [Read More...]
Danger! Virus Discovered That Targets America’s Electrical Grid (From The National Interest) Two security firms, ESET and Dragos, released reports about the discovery of a virus that aims to damage equipment on any nation’s electric grid. The virus is called Industroyer, also known as “Crash Override,” and targets computers that control [Read More...]
Lockheed Martin Plan To Build Fighters In India Could Become Model For Securing U.S. Jobs, Exports (From Forbes) Lockheed Martin and India’s Tata Group disclosed this week that they have formed a partnership to build the F-16 fighter in India.  If the F-16 is selected as India’s next fighter, the production line will move there to satisfy New [Read More...]
Five Signs The F-35 Fighter Is A Smashing Success (From RealClearDefense) This week’s performance by the F-35 fighter at the Paris Air Show underscores the progress that program has made in assuring America’s joint force will retain global air dominance through mid-century. This year the F-35 will wrap up the most [Read More...]
Buying Smarter Saves The Pentagon Money (From RealClearDefense) Buying aircraft, ships and vehicles in a block or through multi-year contracts allows the Pentagon to save billions of dollars. Long lead items and expensive components can be purchased in economical quantities. The supply chain can be managed to ensure [Read More...]
Air Force Rethinks Military Space Plan After Bezos Rocket Component Blows Up (From Forbes) The Air Force’s plan for developing next-generation launch vehicles has been dealt a setback with the explosion during testing of a key component on the Blue Origin BE-4 rocket engine.  Blue Origin is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and [Read More...]
Despite Opposition To President Trump’s Wall, The Southern Border Is Being Secured (From RealClearDefense) The White House and Democrats in Congress continue to fight over the President’s plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico. A physical barrier is one way to secure the border, but not always the most cost-effective solution. [Read More...]
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