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Not Enough M1 Abrams? Poland Is Buying K2 Black Panther Tanks (From 1945) Poland has become the linchpin of NATO’s eastern defenses. Recognizing Poland’s important geostrategic position, the U.S. has deployed significant forces to that country, including a rotationally deployed Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and the prep ...
Will The FTC Try To Unwind Northrop Grumman’s 2018 Merger With Orbital  ATK? (From Forbes) In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission allowed Northrop Grumman to acquire rocket-motor maker Orbital ATK, with conditions. Now Politico reports that FTC lawyers believe Northrop violated those conditions. That violation may have resulted in Boeing drop ...
An Aging Amphibious Warfare Fleet Will Not Deter China (From RealClearDefense) Events of recent weeks have underscored the correctness of the Biden administration’s view that China is this country’s pacing threat, one that is racing to create a military that would challenge that of the United States. The U.S. military is seeking ...
Beijing’s Blockade Of Taiwan Is The Latest Sign Washington Needs To Streamline Its Defense Trade With Allies (From Forbes) The United States government maintains a complex system for controlling arms sales called International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. It is designed to prevent military technology from falling into the hands of bad actors, but it impedes sendin ...
Bell/Textron Says Keeping Future Vertical Lift On Track Is Critical To Renewing The Rotorcraft Industrial Base (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is expected to award a contract for the development of a Black Hawk helicopter successor in October. It is potentially a very big program, and competing industry teams are straining to prevail. One team, led by Boeing and Lockheed Martin' ...
Boeing Has Bottomed. It Could Recover Quickly. (From Forbes) Boeing's second-quarter results, released Wednesday, were a mixed bag. However, looking beyond the numbers, there is evidence that recovery from its recent rough patch is well under way. The company will likely deliver 400 737 narrowbody jetliners this ...
Why An Antitrust War Against Google And Big Tech Is A Big Mistake (From 1945) There is a clear consensus among defense and intelligence officials across the globe that China has moved from being a competitor to the West to a threat not only to the U.S. but the entire liberal democratic world. One aspect of this growing threat is ...
Suddenly, The F-35 Fighter Is Everywhere (From Forbes) July is shaping up to be a good month for the F-35 fighter. Greece disclosed it wants to buy 20 of the stealthy aircraft, maybe more. The Czech Republic revealed it wants 24. And the Pentagon reached a handshake deal with airframe integrator Lockheed M ...
How Unmanned Warships Might Provide A New Paradigm For Naval Shipbuilding (From Forbes) The Navy has identified unmanned systems as a high-priority investment area, and is developing a diverse array of robotic sea vehicles. Some of these vehicles are genuinely autonomous warships, but with no crews. The Navy's main focus to date has been ...
How To Slash The Time And Money Needed To Build Warships–Without Cutting Capabilities (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy has been struggling unsuccessfully for 20 years to increase the number of warships in its fleet above 300. If wants to keep up with China--which will have 400 warships by the end of the decade--it will have to adjust how it does business. ...
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