A Quick Fix For U.S. Navy Surveillance Gaps In Asia (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy has difficulty identifying remote threats in the Indo-Pacific region, whether they be distant warships or military units operating under jungle canopies.  It appears the Air Force has a solution: a multi-spectral infrared sensor designated MS-177A that flies [Read More...]
Why China Wants A Super Rocket Like NASA’s Space Launch System (From Forbes) NASA is developing a new Space Launch System that one day may carry humans to Mars.  It eventually will be the biggest rocket ever built, able to lift 130 metric tons to Low Earth Orbit.  China says it wants to [Read More...]
Germany’s Choice For A Tornado Replacement Could Undermine NATO (From Defense News) It is clear to any reasonable observer that the state of the NATO alliance is not good. Even as a candidate, Donald Trump made it clear that he desired to see the other alliance members contribute more to the common [Read More...]
The Navy’s New Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers Could Be a Game Changer — And We Need More of Them (From The National Interest) With their ability to move globally, project power against the land from a sovereign base at sea, act as the centerpiece for the organization of naval forces to exert sea control and to deploy a wide array of aerial platforms, [Read More...]
The Big Threat To GE Aviation Isn’t Corporate Breakup — It’s A Resurgent Pratt & Whitney (From Forbes) When General Electric disclosed what amounts to a corporate breakup on June 26, one of the few businesses it said it wanted to retain was GE Aviation, its aircraft engine unit.  The business certainly seems to be performing well.  Going [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Is Rebuilding Its Armored Brigade Combat Teams The U.S. Army is rapidly losing its competitive advantages in high-end combat. The ability to achieve tactical overmatch, the combination of superior systems, intelligence, combined arms tactics and command and control is under assault from adversaries who have spent decades [Read More...]
The Big Opportunities For Boeing Hidden In The Air Force’s KC-46 Tanker Program (from Forbes) When Boeing won the contract to build the Air Force’s next-generation KC-46 tanker in 2011, its focus was almost entirely on developing a game-changing aerial refueler. With the Air Force’s announcement last week that it will begin taking deliveries of [Read More...]
DoD’s Move To The Cloud Is Critical To Operate At The ‘Speed of Relevance’ (From RealClearDefense) Secretary of Defense James Mattis makes a point of the need to accelerate the pace at which weapons systems, military organizations and concepts of operations evolve to meet future threats. He calls this “the speed of relevance.” Operating at this [Read More...]
Addressing NATO’s Near-Term Capability Gaps Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. For the first time in more than a generation, NATO must confront the possibility of major conventional conflict with Russia. This has completely overturned NATO’s defense strategy as [Read More...]
Five Reasons The Marine Corps Is The Future Of U.S. Ground Combat (From Forbes) After many years of fighting the global war on terror, the Marine Corps is returning to its roots as a naval expeditionary force focused on maneuver warfare and amphibious operations.  Its timing is exquisite, because Marine competencies look well suited [Read More...]
1 2 3 4 5 155
of 155

Find Archived Articles: