Defense

Sierra Nevada Corp. Charts A Unique Course To Success In Aerospace & Defense (From Forbes) There's a lot of talk in the federal government about tapping "non-traditional" sources for imaginative innovations. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of those rare contractors that was non-traditional long before it was fashionable. The company w ...
Army Aviation: There’s More To Future Vertical Lift Than The Airframes (From Forbes) Sometime later this year the U.S. Army will select a rotorcraft to replace its ubiquitous Black Hawk as part of a program called Future Vertical Lift. There has been much talk in the defense trade press about the airframes competing for the award. Howe ...
For Finland And Sweden, The Time For Neutrality May Be Over (From RealClearWorld) Preventing NATO expansion is one of Vladimir Putin’s primary justifications for invading Ukraine. The war appears likely to backfire on this front, as Finland and Sweden seriously consider joining the alliance. On April 13, Finnish officials said there ...
The Undeclared U.S.-China Technology War (From 1945) For some years now, an undeclared war has been going on between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Unlike the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this war is not about territory. Rather, it is about acquiring advantages in a ...
Ukraine Sanctions: Now Is The Time To Jettison Russian In-Space Propulsion From All Future Satellites (From Forbes) Russia's Fakel design bureau is the world leader in electric propulsion systems for maneuvering satellites in space. After this year's invasion of Ukraine, the Russians declared they would stop selling such systems to the West, which was fine with coun ...
Production Of The V-22 Osprey Is Ending. The Pentagon Needs To Be Sure It Has Bought Enough. (From Forbes) Production of the revolutionary V-22 Osprey tiltrotor is beginning to wrap up, with shutdown of the line likely sometime in the next several years. The aircraft has proven to be as versatile as its backers predicted, supporting distinctly different mis ...
Five Reasons Why Germany Needs The EA-18G Growler (From 1945) The German Air Force’s plan to procure an advanced U.S.-built airborne electronic attack aircraft, the EA-18G Growler, appears somewhat in doubt in the aftermath of Berlin’s decision to acquire 35 F-35As for that nation’s nuclear weapons deterrent role ...
Events In Ukraine Change The Calculus On Anti-Tech Legislation (From RealClearMarkets) The United States has a powerful weapon that Ukraine has unleashed on Russia without having to plead or ask for U.S. government permission: the American tech sector. The prompt and voluntary withdrawal of U.S. tech companies from Russia, and their assi ...
The Nuclear Delusion At The Heart Of the 2022 National Defense Strategy (From Forbes) The Biden administration has delivered its National Defense Strategy (NDS) to Congress. It will remain mostly secret, but mirrors the defense goals of the previous administration. That is unfortunate, because it continues to favor a nuclear posture tha ...
Five Reasons Cutting Back On The F-35 Stealth Fighter Is A Big Mistake (From 1945) The Biden administration has confounded defense observers by proposing a 35% cut in F-35 fighter orders from the plan for fiscal 2023.  F-35 is the only next-generation combat aircraft the U.S. currently has in production, and it is expected to replace ...
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