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Sending Stingers To Ukraine Has Increased The Urgency Of Developing New Army Air Defenses (From Forbes) The U.S. Army has sent a significant portion of its Stinger inventory to Ukraine. The antiaircraft weapon has acquitted itself reasonably well, but has also shown limitations in coping with threats like Russian drones. U.S. Army leaders recognize they ...
Army’s Future Vertical Lift Competition Could Have A Devastating Impact On The Industrial Base (From Forbes) The Army is expected to select a successor for its venerable Black Hawk helicopter in September. Depending on which team wins, the impact on the rotorcraft industrial base could be profound. The reason is that one of the two teams competing, the Boeing ...
3 Good Reasons Why The F-35 Was Not Featured In Top Gun: Maverick (From 1945) One of the most noteworthy features of Top Gun: Maverick is the absence (beyond a few seconds at the beginning of the movie) of the F-35C, the Navy’s premier, and only, fifth-generation aircraft. If the F-35 had been the centerpiece of Top Gun, it ...
“21st Century Security” Becomes Lockheed Martin’s Driving Vision Of The Future (From Forbes) Two years into his tenure as Lockheed Martin's CEO, James D. Taiclet is keeping the world's biggest arms maker on an even keel. But Taiclet wants to do more than deliver solid financial performance. He wants to redefine what it means to be a leading de ...
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 ...
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