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Army Signals The Abrams Tank Is Here To Stay (From Forbes) The U.S. Army has designated the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank as an "enduring capability," indicating that (1) it will remain central to the Army's warfighting plans and (2) it is unlikely to replaced anytime soon. Thanks to the digital revolution and ...
Why The Air Force’s Plan For Fighting China Could Make Nuclear War More Likely (From Forbes) The U.S. Air Force is planning to modernize its heavy bomber force by fielding a super-stealthy strike aircraft designated B-21 and equipping aged B-52 bombers with stealthy cruise missiles. Both aircraft will be capable of conducting nuclear and non-n ...
How Misguided Antitrust Concerns Pose A Threat To The Nation’s Security And Health (From The National Interest) Mergers and acquisitions will continue to be an important tool for defense and aerospace companies in accelerating change, improving their performance, reducing costs, and providing the rapid innovation demanded by the Pentagon. Mergers and acquisition ...
DoD Is Leading the Way in Creating a Federal Zero Trust IT Architecture (From RealClearDefense) The phrase “DoD is leading the way” is one that has been largely absent from conversations having to do with information technologies and cybersecurity. Commercial sectors such as banking are more frequently described as being on the “cutting edge,” wh ...
Future Vertical Lift: Army Aviation’s Master Plan To Defeat China and Russia Without Breaking The Budget (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is leading a rotorcraft development program called Future Vertical Lift that aims to transform the way it conducts tactical air operations. Its immediate goal is to replace Cold War scout and assault helicopters with aircraft that are twi ...
The Russian Submarine Threat In The Atlantic Is Growing, But A Low-Cost Solution Is Available (From Forbes) The Russian Navy has recently resumed large-scale submarine exercises in the North Atlantic after a long hiatus. The U.K.'s defense secretary says Russian subs are "circling Britain's entire coastline." Unfortunately, the maritime patrol aircraft of Am ...
The Good News About Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker (From Forbes) Boeing's KC-46 tanker has been getting some bad press lately due to lengthy delays in fielding the next-generation aerial refueler. However, the only real showstopper is a remote vision system that airmen use from the cockpit to guide refueling booms i ...
The JLTV And The 21st Century American Way Of Land Warfare (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are looking to change how they will fight near-peer adversaries in the future. Both Services are focused on becoming more lethal, distributed, mobile and survivable. When it comes to fielding new capabilities, this requir ...
When It Comes To Weapons, The Biden Administration’s Budget Is Just Like Trump’s (From Forbes) It you were expecting the Biden administration to propose a raft of changes in the weapons plans inherited from the Trump years, then you are in for a surprise. Biden's weapons plans are nearly identical to those of the Trump administration. The White ...
Defunding Trump’s Wall Halted Deployment Of Advanced Surveillance Systems (From The National Interest) When President Joe Biden terminated funding for former President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall, an unintended consequence of that decision was to stop deployment of several advanced electronic surveillance capabilities. Ironically, on many p ...
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