Airborne Reconnaissance: The Plane Truth The core of information-age warfare is a cluster of activities that military planners call intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). ISR is focused mainly on collecting information about enemy . . .
Boeing Business Outlook Belies Critics The nation's newspapers are awash in allegations of improprieties at the Boeing Company. Airbus is displacing Boeing as the world's leading producer of airliners. And several of the company's biggest . . .
Centerpiece of Effective Missile Defense Emerges It is now nearly half a century since the Soviet Union tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, obliterating the distances that had long been America's main defense against foreign aggression. Ever . . .
Networking the Navy – A Model for Modern Warfare The U.S. military is in the midst of a far-reaching transformation driven mainly by new information technologies. The same innovations that are revolutionizing global commerce and culture are also . . .
I-S-R Lessons of Iraq The war isn’t over. Conventional phase seemed fast & decisive. Unconventional phase looks slow & difficult . ISR needs vary greatly between phases. Many of the most significant lessons are secret.
MANPADS: Scale and Nature of the Threat Carried & operated by one person. 30-40 pounds, 5-6 feet in length. Fits in trunk of a car. Easy to store & maintain.
What Transformation Means For The Defense Industry Over the next fifteen minutes, I'd like to explore what military transformation means for the defense industry by offering answers to three questions: First, how important is transformation as a driver of demand for defense goods?
Raptor Really Is Essential Sensing that Air Force leadership has been weakened by recent controversies, proponents of "real" transformation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense are once again asking questions about the F/A . . .
Key Decision Transforms Intelligence Collection Senior Pentagon officials have decided to equip a new satellite system with the ability to take high-resolution pictures through clouds and darkness. The satellite, called the Space-Based Radar, was . . .
Not Much Money, But Plenty of Soldiers Alix Freedman focuses mostly on one reason why poorer countries are often the source of peacekeeping troops, that they need the money ("Wealthy Counties in Effect Pay Poor Ones to Handel U.N. Missions. . .