BAE Strengthens Position As A U.S. Defense and Aerospace Powerhouse (From RealClearDefense) From its founding in 1999, BAE Systems, Inc. has become one of the most important U.S. defense, aerospace and security companies. It has achieved its present stature through a combination of strategic acquisitions, far-sighted investments in cutting-edge technologies, and winning [Read More...]
Raytheon Technologies Leverages Merger Synergies To Mount Bid For FAA Network Transformation (From Forbes) The Federal Aviation Administration is planning a series of modernization initiatives that will integrate national airspace using digital tools. The cornerstone of this effort is the FAA Enterprise Network Services (FENS) project, which provides an information framework for implementation of [Read More...]
Expanded Cargo Preferences May Be The Easiest Way To Rebuild The U.S. Maritime Industry (From Forbes) The U.S. commercial shipbuilding and shipping industry is in a secular decline. Aside from domestic routes reserved by the Jones Act, U.S.-made and manned merchant vessels have nearly disappeared from the world’s oceans. The decline began because of generous government [Read More...]
Army Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Chief Drives Digital Development Strategy (From Forbes) The Army is developing a successor to its Bradley infantry fighting vehicle called the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV). The winning design will prioritize survivability, mobility, growth and lethality. That shouldn’t come as any surprise. But the way the Army [Read More...]
Jefferson’s Political Revolution Thomas Jefferson was 33 years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, so it is probably too late for you and me to achieve such a notable level of fame. He also attempted, in his draft, to blast the [Read More...]
Marine CH-53K Emerges As The Fastest, Cheapest Way To Find A Future Army Heavy Lifter (From Forbes) The U.S. Marine Corps has spent $7 billion developing a helicopter that can lift more cargo than any other military rotorcraft in the world. Called the CH-53K King Stallion, it will allow marines to quickly move armored trucks and field [Read More...]
Resisting Russian and Chinese Influence, Post-Lockdown Italy Stands by NATO (From RealClearDefense) The coronavirus has precipitated border shutdowns and scapegoating between countries, but it has not done much to erode the sturdy foundations of international alliances. Even with the U.S. pulling away from the WHO, its NATO partnerships, for now, remain cohesive. [Read More...]
How Boeing’s Confident Travel Initiative Works To Minimize Covid-19 Spread (From Forbes) The coronavirus pandemic may be with us in one form or another for years to come. If an effective vaccine is not developed promptly, the air travel industry will have to find other ways of making aircraft use safe for [Read More...]
Military Modernization & Readiness Could Plunge If Congress Doesn’t Appropriate Funds To Cover Industry’s Coronavirus Costs (From Forbes) The U.S. defense industry has incurred costs of $20 billion or more coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Many of these costs are traceable to a government determination early in the crisis that defense production is an essential activity. As the [Read More...]
The F-35 Will Give Poland A More Advanced Air Force Than Some Major NATO Allies (From The National Interest) This past January, the Polish government took the bold step to acquire thirty-two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters (JSF). Poland is becoming a major player in NATO. It is working to modernize its air, sea and land forces. It is also [Read More...]
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