Five Money-Pit Projects The U.S. Air Force Can Do Without (From Forbes) The U.S. Air Force is struggling to overcome two decades of depressed investment in new technology by simultaneously purchasing new bombers, new tankers, new fighters, and new trainers. It also needs to re-architect satellite constellations that are too vulnerable to [Read More...]
Trump’s 4th Of July Celebration Shows Off U.S. Aerospace, Defense Manufacturing (From RealClearDefense) President Donald Trump knows how to put on a show, and this Independence Day, he will personally commandeer traditional festivities in Washington, D.C. for his own grand display. A Trump speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial will accompany fireworks, [Read More...]
Five Principles That Will Power President Trump’s Reelection (From Forbes) The entire field of candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination seems to be trending leftward in the run-up to primary season. If history is any guide, that will enable President Trump to win a second term despite his manifest [Read More...]
How To Secure The Internet Of Battlefield Things From Cyber Attacks (From The National Interest) DoD also has a litany of consumer devices running on its networks, from printers to video monitors and cameras to refrigerators. These devices are continually communicating with one another, as well as with higher headquarters all the way back to [Read More...]
Ten Capabilities That Make The U.S. Navy’s Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers Indispensable (From Forbes) As I explained in a Forbes piece last month, the U.S. Navy’s large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are very survivable against all known threats short of nuclear war. However, survivability only matters if the functionality and cost-effectiveness of carriers is unsurpassed [Read More...]
ITEP Engines Need Development to Reduce Risk to the Warfighter (From RealClearDefense) One of the Army’s most important modernization efforts isn’t a new tank or missile. It is the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) to design and develop a new engine intended primarily to replace the existing power plant in the 1,300 [Read More...]
Five Sobering Lessons From Iran’s Downing Of America’s Most Capable Drone (From Forbes) Iran shot down a $100 million U.S. Global Hawk drone near the Strait of Hormuz last week, which should be a wake-up call for anyone who thinks we have entered the era of drone warfare. Our drones, even the most [Read More...]
To Remain Effective, NATO Needs To Move Eastward (From RealClearDefense) The Putin regime has built a conventional military machine that is capable of posing a significant threat to its immediate European neighbors, including members of the NATO Alliance. Russia’s ability to challenge the West with conventional military power must count [Read More...]
Oshkosh Speeds Ahead With Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (From Forbes) The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle that Oshkosh Corporation is building for the Army, Marine Corps and special operations forces looks poised to transform the mobility and versatility of U.S. ground forces.  JLTV (as it is usually called) was conceived to [Read More...]
DoD Presses The Accelerator On Hypersonic Weapons (From RealClearDefense) A new technological competition has begun, one in which America’s rivals, particularly Russia and China, may be ahead. This is the race to build and put in the field super-fast or hypersonic weapons and vehicles. Senior U.S. defense officials have [Read More...]
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