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How Do U.S. Soldiers Prepare For An Unpredictable Future? Army Leaders Have A Plan. (From Forbes) The U.S. Army today is headed by an unusually thoughtful and experienced group of senior leaders. But they will need all of their skills to keep the Army’s campaign plan to win the future on track through the very difficult [Read More...]
Why 2019 Needs To Be The Year The U.S. Army Picks Up The Pace On A New Long-Range Assault Aircraft (From Forbes) It has been decades since the U.S. Army fielded a genuinely new combat rotorcraft. During that time, aerospace technology has advanced by leaps and bounds while threats have changed dramatically. The Army needs to get moving on fielding new airframes, [Read More...]
Pentagon Continues To Move Forward On Transformative Cloud Contract (From RealClearDefense) Sometimes, no news really is good news. This is the case with the Pentagon’s plan for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud program. Proposals from many of the big cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM – were [Read More...]
F-35 Will Cost Less To Operate Than Older Fighters. Here’s Why Some Policymakers Don’t Get That. (From Forbes) Having successfully completed the most extensive flight tests in history, the F-35 fighter is well on its way to setting the global standard for tactical air power. Nearly 500 of the planes in three different variants will be delivered by [Read More...]
Pentagon To Send Up-Gunned, Drone-Killing Strykers To Europe To Deter Russia (From Fox News) The U.S. Army is strengthening its forces in Europe in response to a growing military threat from Russia. A key feature of that effort is deployment of a more lethal version of the Stryker armored troop carrier. Stryker provides troops [Read More...]
Why the Navy Needs More Amphibious Assault Ships – Faster (From WarriorMaven) U.S. amphibious warfare forces are this Nation’s first line of defense. They are a unique strategic and operational capability. The demand for amphibious warfare forces by Combatant Commanders routinely exceeds their availability. At present, the U.S. has 32 amphibious warfare [Read More...]
Army Plan To Delay Chinook Helicopter Upgrades May Have Big Jobs, Political Consequences (From Forbes) The Army has decided to delay by five years upgrading its Chinook heavy helicopters to a planned Block II configuration. As a result, there will be a big gap in the production line at Boeing’s rotorcraft plant near Philadelphia, and [Read More...]
Five Reasons The Navy’s D5 Missile Is The Most Important Weapon In The U.S. Arsenal (From Forbes) The Navy’s Trident II D5 missile isn’t just a vital part of the nation’s nuclear triad, it is arguably the most important part. Enemies can target our bomber bases and missile silos in a surprise attack, but they can’t find [Read More...]
Army Artillery: Restoring The King Of Battle To Its Throne (From DefenseNews) “God fights on the side with the best artillery,” said Napoleon Bonaparte. This aphorism appears as true today as it did almost three centuries ago. What has changed over the past several decades is the capability of Army fires, artillery [Read More...]
Air Force May Expand, Speed Up Purchase Of F-35 Fighter Jets (From Fox News) Although the Air Force is destined to eventually receive over two-thirds of the tri-service F-35 fighters destined for U.S. users, there is growing concern that its planes are being bought too slowly. Unless the current rate of production is accelerated, [Read More...]
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