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Navy’s Robotic Orca Submarine Could Be A Gamechanger In The Pacific (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy is executing a complex campaign to assimilate unmanned warships into its fleet of combat vessels. So far, the most promising candidate is a robotic submarine developed by Boeing called Orca, which can operate autonomously for 30 days whil ...
A ‘Big’ Mistake: The US Government Declaring War On Big Tech (From 1945) For the first time in decades, this country faces a significant challenge from another country’s technological ambitions. Should this country, China, win the technological competition with the United States it would have untold ramifications ...
Ukraine Crisis Is Latest Excuse For Attacking Cargo Preferences — And Potentially Undermining U.S. Security (From Forbes) The interruption of food exports caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine has spawned two concurrent resolutions on Capitol Hill proposing that cargo preferences reserving food aid for transport by the U.S. merchant fleet be suspended. The thinking is th ...
$7 Billion Recompete Of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Headed For Holiday-Season Award (From Forbes) Seven years after the program was first awarded to Oshkosh Corporation, the contract for future production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is once again up for grabs. A recompete is being conducted, with the award tentatively scheduled for announce ...
TRAX: The One Capability That Can Make JADC2 Successful (From RealClearDefense) The program that is supposed to achieve the U.S. military’s vision for seamless, real-time interoperability at the tactical edge is called the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system. The problem for JADC2 and all its Service components is ...
Finland Joining NATO Is A Game Changer (And Russia’s Fault) (From 1945) On May 12th, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced that Finland would officially apply to join NATO. Finland joining NATO is a tectonic shift in the strategic balance of the alliance’s eastern flank, because now Ru ...
Navy’s Latest Shipbuilding Plan Is Not Good News For The Industrial Base (From Forbes) The number of warships in the U.S. naval fleet has not managed to get above 300 for two decades. Meanwhile, the country the Chief of Naval Operations describes as "our pacing threat," China, is headed for 400 warships in its own fleet at mid-decade. Th ...
The Baltic States Need Advanced NATO Weapons To Compensate For Their Geographical Disadvantages (From RealClearDefense) There are several reasons why the Baltic states are uniquely vulnerable to Russian invasion. The prime reason why they might be the Kremlin’s next target is that each of them, particularly Estonia and Latvia, has an ethnic Russian minority population. ...
Russian Aggression Highlights Need To Bolster P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Force (From Forbes) Most of the war coverage from Ukraine is about what's happening on the ground, but eventually NATO will have to rethink other facets of its military preparations in light of Russia's aggression. One area that needs a close look with regard to both Russ ...
Time For Conservatives To Hit Restart On Tech Legislation (From InsideSources) The rush by some conservative Republicans to join Democrats in attacking Big Tech merits a rethink. Recent events show that we must assess the future of Big Tech in the context of what America’s adversaries are doing and the role tech companies have in ...
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