Defense

Leading Aviation Service Provider AAR Corp Launches Campaign To Reverse Erosion Of Sector Workforce (From Forbes) The nation’s leading independent provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services has launched a major initiative to attract more talent to the sector. Called the Eagle Pathways program, the initiative is aimed at facilitating access to technical careers in [Read More...]
Four Reasons Why Hybrid Electric Drive Would Be Good For The Navy’s Future Frigate (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Navy is moving ahead to acquire a new frigate or FFG(X). Last year, it awarded five contracts for conceptual designs to Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine and Huntington Ingalls. The U.S. Navy [Read More...]
The Artillery Systems That Could Be Futures Command’s First Big Success (From RealClearDefense) Long-range precision fires is and must be the Army’s number one modernization priority. The goal is to both out-range and out-mass hostile fires. Greater range alone will not be enough to ensure survivability. U.S. Army artillery must be able to [Read More...]
Navy Stealthy Columbia Subs Launch First Patrol in 2013–With New Missile Variant (From Warrior Maven) The Columbia-class successor to U.S. Navy Trident submarines is the centerpiece of plans to modernize America’s nuclear deterrent. Delivery of the first of twelve boats will occur in 2027, with the first operational patrol in 2031. Columbia will be the [Read More...]
Why Raytheon May Be The Biggest Winner In The Pentagon’s New Missile Defense Plan (From Forbes) The Trump Administration’s plan to expand U.S. missile defenses is complicated, but one common thread that runs through it is the pervasive role played by Raytheon. The Massachusetts-based military contractor seems to be involved in every facet of the missile [Read More...]
The Amphibious Warfare Force: America’s First Line of Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The return of great power competition and the emerging focus on multi-domain operations has altered the role of the Marine Corps and amphibious warfare fleet. New potential [Read More...]
Trump’s Strategic Vision Is More Coherent Than His Critics Imagine (From Forbes) News coverage of President Trump is so reflexively negative that many observers think he has no ideological core. In fact, he not only has a a firm foundation of convictions concerning America’s place in the world, but those convictions are [Read More...]
A Recapitalizing Sealift Fleet Is the Nation’s Most Important Military Program (From RealClearDefense) While the U.S. may be on its way to restoring the erstwhile preeminence of the military, those forces are primarily located in the United States. In the event of a conflict with a major power or even rogue regional actor, [Read More...]
New Navy Amphib Assault Strategy: “Mother Ships” Launch Small Boat Attacks (From Warrior Maven) The U.S. Marine Corps continues to evolve its amphibious warfare plans in response to changing threats and technological opportunities. Lexington Institute Senior Fellow Kris Osborn lays out the key features of the emerging plan, including unmanned combat systems and next [Read More...]
Why The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Plan Leaves The U.S. Unprotected From Russian Missile Attack (From Forbes) President Trump today unveiled a new Pentagon missile-defense plan that is more robust than what he inherited from the Obama Administration. However, in one key respect it is unchanged: the United States will not attempt to defend its homeland against [Read More...]
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