The U.S. military owns the most capable weapons in the world. However, there is a downside to being so capable. Advanced weapons are costly, so it is very expensive to accumulate large stocks. That presents a dilemma for military planners, who know that in a major war with China, U.S. forces might need to attack 100,000 aimpoints. Current U.S. supplies of precision munitions would begin to run low after hitting only a fraction of that number of targets. BAE Systems has a solution: turn existing, relatively inexpensive munitions into highly accurate weapons by adding low-cost sensors and navigation equipment. This may be the only way to reconcile precision with mass in the current decade. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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