Defense

Lockheed Martin Forecasts 40% Reduction In F-35 Sustainment Costs Over Five Years (From Forbes) On September 13, the F-35 Joint Program Office awarded prime contractor Lockheed Martin a three-year contract for sustainment of the fighter. Lockheed will provide maintenance, training, supply chain management and fleet analytics. The company expects ...
Can The U.S. Army Transform Without A New Approach To Warfare? (From Breaking Defense) The Army is proceeding full speed ahead with its modernization efforts, the so-called 31+4. Over the next few years, the Army says it will achieve initial fielding of capabilities from at least 22 of the 35 programs. These include a hypersonic missile, ...
The F-35 Could Be The Dominant Fighter For The Rest Of The Century (From RealClearDefense) The Department of Defense (DoD) has maintained its technological preeminence and military dominance for nearly a century based largely on its ability to continually upgrade and modernize existing systems. Examples include the B-52, F-15 and -16 fighter ...
Why Nothing Can Replace Large-Deck, Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers In U.S. Strategy (From Forbes) The United States is the only nation that operates a fleet of large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers--eleven in all. They are the signature expression of American military power, and by far the most powerful conventional warfighting system ever ...
Virginia-Class Submarine: A Vital Weapon To Counter Russia In Mediterranean (From 1945) This June, the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico finished interoperability training with Navy SEALs in the Mediterranean Sea. The locations of these submarines are rarely confirmed because their missions are so secretive. The Navy seldom r ...
Why America’s Retreat From Afghanistan Reinforces The Case For Foreign Arms Sales (From Forbes) The evacuation of U.S. personnel from Afghanistan is not the only time in recent history when Washington has given up on a fight and left locals in the lurch. It happened in Saigon in 1975, in Beirut in 1983, in Mogadishu in 1993, and, arguably, in Syr ...
Five Factors That Should Drive The FTC’s Assessment Of A Lockheed-Aerojet Merger (From Forbes) The Federal Trade Commission appears to be wrapping up its analysis of Lockheed Martin's proposed merger with Aerojet Rocketdyne. Every merger is unique, but this transaction may be more unusual than most given the players and products involved. Here a ...
How NATO Can Prepare For The Unthinkable: A War With Russia (From 1945) It is time to get serious about shoring up NATO’s defensive capabilities in Eastern Europe. Russian continues to undertake activities designed to intimidate NATO allies and undermine the stability of neighboring Eastern European countries. The Russian ...
Why Raytheon Technologies Could Become America’s Biggest Aerospace & Defense Business In This Decade (From Forbes) When Raytheon and United Technologies merged in 2020 to become Raytheon Technologies, they created an aerospace enterprise with unrivaled market breadth and technical depth. There is a real possibility that by mid-decade, RTX will be the biggest aerosp ...
Recompete Of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Will Test Whether The Army Can Keep Its Eye On The Ball (From Forbes) The U.S. Army's program to field a more resilient and versatile successor to the Humvee light truck has unfolded in remarkably smooth fashion. Manufacturer Oshkosh, which won the contract in 2015, has delivered 13,000 vehicles to the Army and other ser ...
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