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As the Boeing tanker continues to see delays and cost overruns, the Air Force is airing its complaints. By Paul McLeary on March 20, 2018 at 3:49 PM. 6 comments. Shares3. CAPITOL HILL: Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson lit into Boeing today over delays in the long-troubled KC-46 refueling tanker, complaining ...
The long-term solution may take "big, leap-ahead technology," said Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher, head of the Cross Functional Team leading the network overhaul. But short-term solutions can be as simple as replacing bulky metal antennas with inflatable ones or loading new software on an ...
This has set the stage for more upsides in the aerospace-defense industry, since a strong economy can better support defense funding. But a decline in skilled workforce and increasing competition with emerging nations vigorously engaged in expanding their own defense production remain a challenge ...
The Future of the Danish Defense Industry-Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by ...
The Russian laser weapons are one of the most classified issues even after President Vladimir Putin publicly demonstrated a film about the engagement of a combat laser. The head of state limited his announcement to a general statement, expert Pavel Ivanov writes in the Military-Industrial Courier.

"To get a quantum increase in the quality of close combat forces, we can do it in the next two years, (and) the cost compared to the rest of the DoD budget is very small," said retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, who chairs the advisory board for Secretary Mattis's Close Combat Lethality Task Foce. By Sydney J.
"Today our military industrial complex made our army look in a way we can be proud of," Vladimir Shamanov, a former commander of Russia's airborne troops who now serves as head of the Russian Duma's defence committee, told journalists last month. "As we helped the brotherly Syrian people, we ...
Like the internet, GPS was simply too awesome of a technology to leave in the hands of the military-industrial complex. And soon enough, the technology was in everyone's phones—where it's used for every piece of technology imaginable. The network of satellites that make up the modern GPS system ...
In the spring of 2016, a bipartisan group of prominent national security figures called on U.S. policymakers to address the unsustainable and rapidly increasing national debt. These national security experts said in a statement: “As individuals who have served the nation in both international and domestic ...
The Indian government is preparing to launch initial public offerings (IPOs) in two of the country's biggest state-owned defence companies. The IPOs of Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will launch on 13 and 16 March respectively. The value of the two IPOs could ...
His words reflect a plan within the Chinese leadership that envisions the establishment of a U.S.-style "military-industrial complex," an informal alliance between that country's military and the arms industry. Zhu hinted of building a military-industry complex in Chongqing and exporting high-tech arms across ...
The Turkish defense industry will feature a strong participation in the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2018), which will be held in Qatar's capital Doha, with land, air and naval platforms, which have recently stood out with their achievements on the field. The sixth ...
But Predator's larger legacy is that it ignited a revolution that gave a good name within the Pentagon and the military to innovation, which today is all the rage in the military-industrial complex – as it has been for years in business circles. The Defense Department, whose normal acquisition system moves ...
President Trump's executive order imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will have huge repercussions on the Connecticut defense industry. Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, who tendered his resignation last week, says the tariffs would increase the cost of raw materials with a 25 ...
Japan and Australia are looking to expand defence industrial collaboration through a new forum, which held its first meeting in early March in Tokyo, officials have confirmed to Jane's . The forum is intended to broaden the scope of defence equipment and related technology co-operation between the two ...
Last week, Indonesian officials once again reiterated the significance of strengthening the country's defense industry as a national priority during a press conference on the subject. The move was just the latest in a series of ongoing initiatives designed to promote awareness about the government's efforts in ...

"Australia is gearing up to support defence industry players to establish Australian bases specialised to deliver military services and goods to international markets. Target regions include close military allies such as New Zealand, the UK, Canada and the US, in addition to countries in the Indo-Pacific ...
Legislators will probably loosen some rules on federal spending to help the Pentagon cope with Congress's failure to pass funding bills until six months into the fiscal year. By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on March 07, 2018 at 4:33 PM. Post a comment. Shares1. CAPITOL HILL: Legislators will probably loosen some rules on ...
The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) will host a town hall entitled the “Primed and Ready: NC DIDI Western Defense Contractors and Suppliers Town Hall” on March 20th, 2018. Participants will discuss solutions to the challenges being faced by businesses who contract or ...
In an interview with ERR's Toomas Sildam earlier this week, commander of the Estonian Defence Forces' Military Intelligence Battalion, Col. Kaupo Rosin, commented on Russian President Vladimir Putin's campaign speech and introduction of a new generation of nuclear weapons, and the chance that ...
The Army is studying 30 cities as possible sites for the Futures Command it's standing up this summer -- but the winning city may hardly notice. By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on March 06, 2018 at 3:55 PM. 2 comments. Shares7. Army photo. Ryan McCarthy. WASHINGTON: The Army is studying 30 cities as possible sites for ...
“I plan to create new budget lines that may not yet exist,” Griffin told a defense industry crowd at the McAleese/Credit Suisse summit here. “The United States is not yet doing all that we need to do to respond to hypersonic missile threats,” he said. “I did not take this job to reach parity with adversaries, I want ...
Washington – Connecticut's defense industry would be a likely loser if President Donald Trump moves forward with his intention to raise tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. It's not so much that the state's large defense contractors are dependent on these imported metals – although CNN says the United ...
And keep in mind that, like all other US-based corporations, those military-industrial behemoths will benefit richly from the Trump administration's slashing of the corporate tax rate. According to one respected industry analyst, a good portion of this windfall will go towards bonuses and increased dividends ...
A Successful Defense Industry Cluster. In Latin America, there is an industrial and innovative know-how concentrated in the military sector, which represents an advantage that must be preserved and fostered. Mirlis Reyes Salarichs, Ph.D., professor of Economic Studies at the Inter-American ...
Bernie Sanders has asked the Defense Department to look at defense contractor compensation, fraud and overruns. (Jenny Garza/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP). WASHINGTON -- Congress' top populist has fired a shot across the bow of defense industry fat cats. Vermont Independent Sen. ...
To win World War II, the United States turned its economy into a war machine; then the Cold War encouraged the military-industrial complex to dig in for ... When OEA got the money, its Defense Industry Adjustment program began ramping up, creating new economic diversification programs in more than ...
Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh al-Bunyan inaugurated Sunday the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED 2018) on behalf of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of ...
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He added: “Within this framework, it is a pleasure for the leading Turkish defense industry firms, which have developed significant capabilities at designing and producing major defense platforms and systems in line with the procurement projects and needs of the Turkish armed forces, to demonstrate their ...
There is a growing awareness that our nation has been on the wrong path. We have been spending ourselves into bankruptcy, engaged in futile and pointless military adventures. The citizens have begun to raise their eyes from trivial concerns and to discern more clearly some matters that are correctable.
BRUSSELS — European Union policymakers have backed plans that will see the organization financially support the European defense industry in an effort ... Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy voted in favor of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme regulation.
China may be in the advanced stages of developing a superweapon that can devastate targets at great distances. Photos circulated on Chinese social media show what is suspected to be an experimental electromagnetic railgun mounted on the bow of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy landing ship ...
For years, the Pentagon has dreamed and worked to build what it has called Prompt Global Strike, The idea is simple: to build a hypersonic weapon that can destroy targets anywhere on earth within an hour of getting targeting data and permission to launch. The technology and the physics are not simple; ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on 21 February government plans to establish a defence industrial corridor in the northern Indian region of Bundelkhand, which lies between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The corridor is the second of two defence industrial zones ...
KIEV, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine's defense industry has witnessed a significant growth since 2014, when the armed conflict started in the country's eastern Donbas region, the country's state defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom said Wednesday. Ukroboronprom, which unites more than 130 enterprises ...
The National Defense Strategy does a service by getting the diagnosis right. But that is only the first step. To get the right prescription—the defense program—we will have to develop the operational concepts that link the ends sought with the means we can procure to achieve them. By Andrew Krepinevich ...
21 (Xinhua) -- Russia will hedge against the risks in the defense industry market caused by unfair competition of the United States, the Kremlin said Wednesday. ... According to Nauert, the U.S. has warned against signing contracts with Russian enterprises in the military industry and threatened to impose ...
Pentagon's New Nuclear Strategy Is Unsustainable And A Handout To Defense Industry. Considering the arsenal we have is extremely costly to maintain not to mention update, expanding it will be fiscally unsustainable in the long run. By Tyler RogowayFebruary 21, 2018. The War Zone · AGM-86B · B-21 · B61 · B61-12 ...
Trump's National Defense Strategy: Something For Everyone (In The Military-Industrial Complex) ... Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or does the national security state, by its very nature, ...
Earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that his country would no longer buy defense systems, software or products from other countries, except in cases of emergency, in the interest of building up Turkey's own defense industry. A NATO member, Turkey has bought arms from ...
US Defense Secretary James Mattis and US Army General John Nicholson meet the Afghan delegation in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 24, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Pool Photo via AP). EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared at To stay on top of important articles like these, sign ...
The Internet Archive's Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex: eyeball-lancing collection of terrible US military slides ... The Internet Archive celebrated its 20th anniversary with a variety of special events and collections, including the cleverly named Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex, an archive of US ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time the 16-year history of the U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference, the military manufacturer convention will be held in Taiwan this year in May, according to sources who spoke to Liberty Times, marking a major milestone in U.S.-Taiwan relations and could ...
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/16/2018 -- The Future of the Sri Lankan Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2023, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing ...
Breaking Defense and I are proud to announce the beginning of our expansion to provide more in-depth coverage of more defense topics for you, dear Reader. On March 1, Paul McLeary will begin reporting for us. By Colin Clark on February 16, 2018 at 12:08 PM. Post a comment. Shares10. Breaking Defense and I are ...
MUNICH — As European nations look to increase defense cooperation, France's defense minister is acknowledging the continental defense industry is not ... However, Parly did seem to acknowledge that even with foreign sales, the European defense industry may need to make moves in the future, saying ...
To his credit, the Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, has concluded that a sovereign defence industry cannot be a one-dimensional capability focused solely on selling to a single Australian Defence Force customer. He has argued that to provide extra robustness and to see it through the peaks ...
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Ankara on Thursday, he will find Turkey unrecognizable as the ostensibly Muslim democracy and close ally that U.S. officials once held up as a model for the Islamic world. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to complete his long transformation of ...


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