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GAO’s Latest Report On The F-35 Fighter Acquisition Program Finds No Major Problems. Really. (From Forbes) The Government Accountability Office has released its latest annual report on the F-35 fighter acquisition program, pursuant to direction by Congress. It is titled "F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Cost Growth and Schedule Delays Continue," so casual observe ...
America’s Future In Aerospace Still Rides On Boeing Wings. Washington Should Be Worried. (From Forbes) The Boeing company reported dreadful first-quarter results on April 27, far worse than analysts were expecting. At this point, Boeing should be recovering steadily from MAX setbacks and the global pandemic, but new problems keep cropping up--both on th ...
To Help Ukraine, The Administration Needs To Get Abrams Tanks To Poland Faster (From RealClearDefense) The transfer of weapons, ammunition, and other supplies from the U.S. and NATO countries to Ukraine has been the lifeline that allowed Kyiv to hold off Moscow’s assault. The U.S. alone has provided to date some $4 billion in assistance. This has includ ...
Five Signs War In Ukraine Is The Last Gasp Of The Putin Era (From Forbes) After eight weeks of fighting in Ukraine, the notion that Russia is a near-peer of the U.S. is beginning to look doubtful. It seems more likely that Putin's Russia is shadow of its former, Soviet self. That raises the possibility that the Ukraine campa ...
Is The U.S. Military About To Lose Its Ability To Conduct Amphibious Operations? (From 1945) It appears that Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger may have told the story of how his Service needed to transform itself too well. As part of his vision for a new Marine Corps, the Commandant called for reducing the size of the Navy’s fleet o ...
Sierra Nevada Corp. Charts A Unique Course To Success In Aerospace & Defense (From Forbes) There's a lot of talk in the federal government about tapping "non-traditional" sources for imaginative innovations. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of those rare contractors that was non-traditional long before it was fashionable. The company w ...
Army Aviation: There’s More To Future Vertical Lift Than The Airframes (From Forbes) Sometime later this year the U.S. Army will select a rotorcraft to replace its ubiquitous Black Hawk as part of a program called Future Vertical Lift. There has been much talk in the defense trade press about the airframes competing for the award. Howe ...
For Finland And Sweden, The Time For Neutrality May Be Over (From RealClearWorld) Preventing NATO expansion is one of Vladimir Putin’s primary justifications for invading Ukraine. The war appears likely to backfire on this front, as Finland and Sweden seriously consider joining the alliance. On April 13, Finnish officials said there ...
The Undeclared U.S.-China Technology War (From 1945) For some years now, an undeclared war has been going on between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Unlike the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this war is not about territory. Rather, it is about acquiring advantages in a ...
Ukraine Sanctions: Now Is The Time To Jettison Russian In-Space Propulsion From All Future Satellites (From Forbes) Russia's Fakel design bureau is the world leader in electric propulsion systems for maneuvering satellites in space. After this year's invasion of Ukraine, the Russians declared they would stop selling such systems to the West, which was fine with coun ...
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