The Navy’s Tomahawk Cruise Missile Is Becoming More Lethal, More Versatile (From Forbes) The Tomahawk cruise missile is the most ubiquitous munition in the U.S. Navy, deployed on 145 warships including both surface combatants and attack submarines. Designed to precisely destroy distant, well-defended targets without causing collateral damage, Tomahawk is now being evolved [Read More...]
Why Sell Weapons To Taiwan? Because Washington’s China Strategy Won’t Work Without It. (From Forbes) Taiwan is about to secure its biggest arms sale from Washington in many years, including 66 F-16 fighters and over a hundred M1A2 tanks.  Congressional support for arming Taiwan remains strong, and a key reason why is that if Beijing [Read More...]
DoD Leaders’ Modernization Plans Will Require Rethinking How It Partners With Industry The Department of Defense (DoD) is on a mission to transform the way it acquires advanced military capabilities. Each of the Military Services has stood up a special organization expressly for the purpose of shortening the cycle time associated with [Read More...]
Army Vehicle Upgrades Could Benefit From a Common Remote Weapons Station (From RealClearDefense) The Army’s plans to develop a new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and combat robots have dominated the public discussion of ground vehicle modernization. Yet, the Army is making great strides in making the rest of its armored fighting vehicle fleets [Read More...]
Why the Navy Needs To Speed Backfit Of Its SPY-6 Super Radar On Destroyers (From Forbes) Raytheon has developed a modular radar for the U.S. Navy that will greatly enhance defense against airborne and ballistic threats.  Officially designated as SPY-6, the radar comes in multiple variants for different warship types, depending on how much power, cooling [Read More...]
Inside The U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Secret Next Generation Interceptor (From Forbes) The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has issued solicitations for a future interceptor capable of defeating long-range nuclear warheads. It would replace the current ground-based interceptor that is part of the only defensive system the U.S. has for protecting the American [Read More...]
The Implications Of Fifth-Generation Aircraft For Transatlantic Airpower: A Primer (From The Atlantic Council) Modern warfare is undergoing a transformation as broad and complex as that which occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. To the three classic domains of warfare—land, sea, and air—space and cyber have been added. Military systems in [Read More...]
Fighting Corruption In The Former Soviet Republics Is Critical To Western Security (From The National Interest) The recent conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky has generated renewed interest in the subject of the fight against corruption in the former Soviet Republics (FSRs) and Moscow’s erstwhile allies, often referred to as post-Soviet states in Europe. [Read More...]
What USTR and Boeing Want From Europe To End The Tariffs (From Forbes) There’s an easy way for European governments to avoid the tariffs that the U.S. Trade Representative is threatening to levy in response to illegal aircraft subsidies. All they have to do is kill the subsidies and bring their behavior into [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Next-Gen Missile Defense Plan Could Leave U.S. Poorly Protected For Years (From Forbes) The U.S. military only has one program capable of intercepting long-range ballistic missiles aimed at America. It is called the Ground-based Midcourse Defense, or GMD, and it is not in good shape. Many years of under-investment have left GMD in [Read More...]
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