The U.S. Army Could Revolutionize Long-Range Fires (From RealClearDefense) In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Secretary Mark Esper revealed that Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) is his service’s top priority. Currently, the Army has a multi-phased program designed to first improve and then transform the capabilities [Read More...]
Critical U.S. Military Sites Can’t Cope With A Prolonged Power Outage (From Forbes) In 2008, the Defense Science Board warned that vital U.S. military installations were too dependent on a fragile commercial power grid, and that backup plans in the event of a prolonged outage were inadequate.  Today, ten years later, nothing much [Read More...]
Boeing’s Big Day: WTO Clears Way For Massive Penalties In Long-running Aircraft Subsidies Case (From Forbes) On May 15, the World Trade Organization issued its final and definitive ruling on a case brought by the U.S. Trade Representative against European aircraft subsidies in 2006.  The ruling is a huge win for Boeing, America’s biggest exporter, opening [Read More...]
A Competitive Strategy To Counter Russian Aggression Against NATO EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The world has entered a new era of great power competition. The 2017 U.S. National Security Strategy declared After being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, [Read More...]
What Does It Take To Be A Top Operative For The Defense Industry In Washington? (From Forbes) The defense industry depends on the federal government for all of its sales, so contractors are very careful about picking who will run their Washington offices.  A look at the top operatives at Boeing, General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin suggests [Read More...]
CAPITOL HILL EVENT – Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid – 6.8.18 The Lexington Institute is hosting a Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid Capitol Hill Forum on Friday, June 8th at 12pm.   Speakers: Mr. Bryson Bort, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SCYTHE Mr. Cade Burks, Chief Digital Officer, Big Data Energy [Read More...]
U.S. Army Could Build An Integrated Air And Missile Defense Now (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army has an ambitious program, called the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS), which seeks to network the Army’s entire suite of air and missile defense systems: Patriot, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Integrated Fire Protection and eventually short-range [Read More...]
Rocket Motors On Nuclear Missiles Become A Test Case For Trump Industrial Policy (From Forbes) The White House will soon release a comprehensive study of the defense industrial base that warns against letting domestic sources of vital military items shrink to a “single point of failure.”  However, that is precisely where the industrial base for [Read More...]
Navy’s Next Generation Network Will Not Meet Warfighters’ Needs (From RealClearDefense) The leadership of the U.S. Navy is virtually unanimous in identifying their networks as one of the linchpins for success in future high-end warfare. Admiral Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), recently expressed the view that “there are plenty of [Read More...]
Time Is Already Running Out On The U.S. Army’s Long-Delayed Modernization Surge (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is missing the opportunity that President Trump’s election has provided to thoroughly modernize its combat systems.  Rather than moving out quickly to accelerate the procurement of new weapons already in the pipeline, it is frittering away time [Read More...]
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