Most Powerful U.S. Helicopter Ever, Marine CH-53K King Stallion, Heads For Production (From Forbes) The U.S. Marine Corps wants something nobody else has: a helicopter that can lift 18 tons in a single flight. Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion meets that need, providing sea-based forces with an unprecedented capability to move troops and supplies from [Read More...]
Marine Corps Fires Weapons at its New Amphibious Combat Vehicle (From Warrior Maven) The Marine Corps’ ongoing offensive and defensive live-fire exercises with its emerging Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) are intended to refine the new vehicle’s weapons systems and survivability – while aligning the modern vehicle with the service’s evolving amphibious warfare strategy. [Read More...]
To Deter Russia, the U.S. Army Must Be Permanently Based in Poland (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army is poorly deployed to assist NATO in deterring Russian conventional aggression against the Alliance. The U.S. Army is essentially based in the Continental United States, while the likely place for conflict with Russia is on NATO’s eastern [Read More...]
BAE Systems, Inc. Invents A Radically Different Way Of Speeding Defense Innovation (From Forbes) One of the nation’s leading military contractors has come up with a novel way of accelerating the velocity of defense innovation. BAE Systems, Inc. has created an organization called FAST Labs that leverages the commercial innovation ecosystem in places like [Read More...]
Five Reasons U.S. Maritime Supremacy In The Western Pacific May Be Doomed (From Forbes) China is seeking to displace America as the dominant military power in the Western Pacific, and that puts U.S. maritime capabilities in Beijing’s cross hairs. Although the U.S. Navy has launched an ambitious program of innovation and investment to foil [Read More...]
Delaying DoD Cloud Contract Could Harm National Security (From RealClearDefense) The great power race to dominate advanced computing technologies – cloud applications, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) – is intensifying. China is seeking to replace the U.S. as the dominant player in these areas. The intensifying competition with [Read More...]
Trump Sanctions Against European Aircraft Subsidies Are Long Overdue, Fully Supported By WTO Rules (From Forbes) The Trump Administration disclosed on Monday that it has commenced the process of levying tariffs against European countries for illegally subsidizing Airbus.  This move is long overdue, and is the end result of 14 years of legal wrangling before the [Read More...]
The New Arms Race in Super-Fast Missiles (From InsideSources) During the decades of the Cold War there were numerous arms races between the United States and the Soviet Union. First, in the 1940s, was the race to develop nuclear weapons. In the 1950s and 1960s the two superpowers raced [Read More...]
FAA’s System For Certifying The Boeing 737 Max Wasn’t Flawed And Doesn’t Need To Be Fixed (From Forbes) In the aftermath of two Boeing 737 Max accidents, some observers are speculating that the company and its air-safety regulator are too close for comfort. It is hard to reconcile that suspicion with the fact that the Max took five [Read More...]
Is The Air Force “Accelerating” B-21? – To Bring NextGen Stealth To War Faster (From Warrior Maven) The Air Force appears to have completed its Critical Design Review of the emerging B-21 bomber, inspiring confidence and optimism that a new-generation of stealth will be ready for war by the mid-2020s, and beyond. The apparent program progress does, [Read More...]
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