Qualcomm Antitrust Case Raises Far-Reaching National Security Concerns (From Forbes) On February 13th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments concerning whether chip maker Qualcomm should be forced to license its hard-won patents to competitors such as Huawei. A lower court ruled that the [Read More...]
How Top Military Contractors Raytheon And BAE Systems Are Drawing Non-Traditional Suppliers Into Defense (From Forbes) There is concern in the Pentagon that China and Russia are catching up with U.S. warfighting capabilities. Many policymakers are convinced that a solution lies, at least in part, in tapping a wider range of sources for military technology–especially commercial [Read More...]
JLTV Program Proves the Army Can Acquire a New Combat Vehicle (From RealClearDefense) Last Friday, the Army announced that it was canceling the rapid prototyping phase of the new Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), intended to replace its aging fleet of Bradley Infantry Vehicles. This decision appears to be another in a series of [Read More...]
How The U.S. Navy’s Aging Sealift Fleet Could Lose America’s Next War In Eurasia (From Forbes) No matter how well trained America’s military is, it can’t win overseas wars unless it has a way of getting to the fight.  Troops can be flown to war zones, but equipment and supplies need to go mainly by sea.  [Read More...]
Five Reasons The Army May Have Finally Found A Formula For Modernization That Works (From Forbes) In the years since the Cold War ended, the U.S. Army has faced repeated setbacks in trying to modernize its weapons.  Several major initiatives were canceled, and counter-insurgency campaigns in Southwest Asia distracted planners from the threat posed by near-peer [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Is Moving Forward Smartly On Advanced Long-Range Artillery (From RealClearDefense) It is generally recognized that the key to the U.S. Army’s efforts to prepare itself for a new era of great power conflict is a new set of long-range fire systems. General John Murray, the head of Army Futures Command, [Read More...]
U.S. National Security Policy Needs To Open A New Chapter In The Transatlantic Alliance NATO has a rich history to build upon but it needs to move its strategy center to the East. For fifty years NATO was focused on deterring the Soviet threat by zealously guarding the inner-German border. The threat is just [Read More...]
Five Features That Make Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Spaceplane Unique (From Forbes) Sierra Nevada Corporation is developing a spacecraft for NASA that could change the face of America’s space program.  Called Dream Chaser, the spacecraft is a lifting body that can maneuver within the atmosphere — sort of like a scaled-down Space [Read More...]
Ten Reasons The F-35 Fighter Is Poised To Have A Super Year In 2020 (From Forbes) There was a time when the Pentagon’s biggest weapons program, the F-35 fighter, was assailed on all sides by critics.  Those days are long gone.  Today the program is a smashing success, and 2020 looks likely to be another step [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Cloud Migration About More Than JEDI Contract The Pentagon’s recent decision to award the hotly contested contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) system to Microsoft is seen by many observers as a major setback for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is protesting the decision. But [Read More...]
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