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U.S. Tax Law’s Retrograde Treatment Of R&D Is A Threat To National Security (From Forbes) The United States was one of the first industrialized countries during the postwar period to recognize the importance of private-sector research and development by giving it favorable treatment in the tax code. Now Washington looks poised to move in th ...
The Army Needs To Extend Active Protection To Bradley Fighting Vehicles (From 1945) The Russian invasion of Ukraine shows that the world is not finished with industrial-age warfare. It also underscores the critical role of heavy armor in at least some future high-end conflicts. The large losses in armored fighting vehicles suffered by ...
The Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Is A Model Of What Military Acquisition Can Accomplish (From Forbes) In 2015, the U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Corporation a contract to develop and produce a successor to the Humvee called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The program has turned out to be a smashing success, delivering the first light military truck that ...
The Right Way To Buy The U.S. Navy’s New Generation Of Supercarriers (From Forbes) The lead ship in the Navy's new generation of supercarriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is about to begin its first deployment. The Navy expects to buy ten Ford-class carriers, the last of which will not exit the fleet until 2105. The class incorporates t ...
The New War In The Air Littorals: Implications For Future Integrated Air And Missile Defenses (From 1945) The Russia-Ukraine conflict has caused many defense experts and military leaders to posit the existence of a new “mini-domain:” the air littorals. This is the region from the ground to approximately 1,000 ft. As the current conflict demonstrates, this ...
Five Reasons Buying An All-New Engine For The Air Force’s F-35 Fighters Is A Real Bad Idea (From Forbes) The Pentagon is mulling whether the Air Force should develop a new engine to replace Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system on its F-35 fighter. This is an awful idea. The existing engine is the safest, most reliable fighter engine in history and ...
The U.S. Needs To Harness Big Tech To Compete With China (From The National Interest) The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is the democratic world’s most significant strategic challenge and the United States’ pacing military competitor. Beijing has achieved this status primarily because of its growing economic power and enormous technol ...
Implementing Comply-To-Connect Is Critical To DoD’s Drive To Zero Trust Cybersecurity (From 1945) The size and complexity of both private and public networks – and the number of devices on them – are growing at a rapid pace. It is apparent to all that the old way of providing security for Department of Defense (DoD) networks, by creating an ostensi ...
Not Your Father’s Chinook: The Army’s Biggest, Fastest Helicopter Is Poised For Further Performance Gains (From Forbes) The CH-47F Chinook tandem-rotor helicopter is the fastest rotorcraft in the U.S. Army fleet, capable of transporting up to 55 soldiers to remote locations at a speed of nearly 200 miles per hour. It has doubled its payload capacity to 11 tons since fir ...
The Navy’s Window For Right-Sizing Its Carrier Onboard Delivery Fleet Is Rapidly Closing (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy several years ago made the smart decision to replace aged turboprop aircraft used for delivering critical supplies to carriers at sea with a version of the Bell/Boeing V-22 tiltrotor. Tiltrotors combine the vertical agility of a helicopte ...
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