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RTX Promotion Of Chris Calio To CEO Is A Vote For Competence And Continuity (From Forbes) Global aerospace and defense enterprise RTX disclosed on December 14 that it is elevating chief operating officer Chris Calio to the position of chief executive officer, effective May 2. This is the culmination of a multiyear process aimed at finding a ...
Why China’s Growing Challenge To Big Tech Is A Problem For The Pentagon (From Forbes) During the last two decades, U.S. manufacturing has undergone a steady decline, thanks in no small part to competition from China. As the 'arsenal of democracy' has gradually eroded, the Pentagon has turned increasingly to software and service provider ...
Airbus May Seek New Subsidies, Sparking A Transatlantic Trade War (From Forbes) Last week, the chief executive of Airbus hinted that his company might seek government subsidies to launch development of new aircraft. If that came to pass, it would likely spark a trade war between Europe and America, because European "launch aid" wa ...
F-35 Reminds China Who’s Top Gun By Shooting Down A Houthi Cruise Missile (From Fox News) American technology is scoring big against Iran-backed threats in the Red Sea region, and it’s bad news for China.  You know the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney was in the news again Sunday, shooting down drones launched from Yemen’s Houthi rebels ...
How American Naval Power Enhances Its Diplomacy (From The National Interest) In the wake of the deadly attack on Israeli civilians by Hamas, the Biden administration’s deployment of a massive naval presence in the Mediterranean shows that the U.S. possesses the capability and the will to use its military to preserve internation ...
U.S. Army Moves To Mobilize And Disperse Its Increasingly Vulnerable Command Posts (From Forbes) The U.S. Army has traditionally set up its combat command posts in clusters of tents near the action. That won't do anymore. Any fixed location within range of enemy weapons is likely to be taken out early in the fighting, or to have its transmissions ...
Why The Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Remains Army Aviation’s Top Modernization Priority (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is seeking a new scout helicopter called the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, or FARA. Its mission is to penetrate the battlespace in future conflicts far beyond the forward edge of friendly forces, searching for enemy forces and co ...
Why Block Buys Of Warships Are Needed To Match China’s Naval Buildup (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy is facing a major naval buildup by China, and it is struggling to keep up. If the Navy is to meet the challenge, it will need to spend its funds wisely--including especially the money dedicated to ship construction. One useful tool is pur ...
This US Bomber Is Why China Suddenly Wants To Talk About Nukes And AI (From Fox News) The Air Force’s super-secret B-21 Raider stealth bomber quietly made its first flight in California on Nov. 10, flying from the factory to Edwards AFB at not much more than tree-top level.  Yes, right before China’s President Xi Jinping ...
Why Using Nuclear Weapons In Ukraine Is A Real Option For Putin (From Forbes) Using nuclear weapons for anything other than deterrence has become unthinkable in the West. Not so in Moscow. Every new iteration of Russian strategy stresses the centrality of nuclear systems in Moscow's defense posture--including in regional conflic ...
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