Defense

Should Washington Sell The B-21 Bomber To Australia? (From Forbes) The U.S. Air Force is developing the most advanced long-range strike aircraft in history, and a recent assessment published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute suggested that Australia should buy it. Washington in the past has not offered long-range bombers [Read More...]
Navy Must Work To Secure Its Platforms, Networks And Installations From Cyber Attack (From RealClearDefense) The threat to the U.S. Navy from cyber intrusion has become a crisis. Hackers, particularly those from Russia and China, are not limiting themselves to attacks on computers and networks. Now they are engaged in a massive assault on the [Read More...]
Once It Gets Green Light From FAA, Boeing Still Faces Complicated Task To Get 737 MAXs Off The Ground (From Forbes) The crisis facing Boeing’s 737 MAX jetliner is gradually wending its way to resolution. Sometime in the first quarter of 2020, the plane will again be flying commercial routes. But even when all of the regulatory approvals are in hand, [Read More...]
Ten Things We Know For Sure About The Air Force’s Secret B-21 Bomber (From Forbes) The Air Force is developing a secret bomber designated the B-21 Raider that is pivotal to the future success of U.S. strategy in the Pacific. Many of the details about the bomber’s cost and design are not publicly available. However, [Read More...]
Why The Precision Strike Missile Is A Must Have For The Army (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army’s number one modernization priority is Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF). Arguably, the most important program being pursued under the LRPF umbrella is the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM). This missile will replace the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). It [Read More...]
Probability Of A Full-Year Continuing Resolution Is Rising, Endangering Pentagon Spending Plans (From Forbes) Congress begins almost every fiscal year with a Continuing Resolution to extend prior-year funding levels, because it hasn’t completed work on a new annual budget. This year, there’s a danger it never will. Concern is growing on Capitol Hill that [Read More...]
If President Trump Isn’t Reelected, What Will That Mean For The Military? (From Forbes) President Trump isn’t likely to be removed from office through the impeachment process, but he could fail in his reelection bid if there is an economic recession. In such a scenario, leading to the seating of a chief executive from [Read More...]
How Russia Conducts ‘Lawfare:’ The Case of Interpol (From RealClearDefense) Russia has sought to use many of the processes, traditions and norms of the current international system as part of its hybrid warfare arsenal, not only in the pursuit of its national interests but to undermine that global order. An [Read More...]
Pentagon And Lockheed Martin Agree To Big Cost Reduction On F-35 Fighters (From Forbes) The Department of Defense this week disclosed an agreement with F-35 fighter prime contractor Lockheed Martin that will reduce the average production cost of each fighter by 12.7% across three production lots. The tri-service, multirole fighter that is also being [Read More...]
NASSCO: The Last Major Shipyard On The U.S. West Coast Shows What It Takes To Survive (From Forbes) National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, better known as NASSCO, is the last major shipbuilder on the West Coast. In addition to building auxiliary vessels for the Navy and expeditionary warfare vessels to support the Marine Corps, it also constructs oceangoing [Read More...]
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