Key Developments

Korean Parade Points to Way Ahead on Missile Defense

By Richard Weitz

This past weekend’s military parade in North Korea, marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of…

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Iron Dome to the U.S. Army: Adding New Mobile Defense Capabilities

By India Strategic

On September 30th, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D),…

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Grey Zone Threats: A QinetiQ Report

By Front Line Defence

Grey zone attacks exploit the widest range of social, political, economic and military instruments available to…

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Post-COVID-19 Planning: How to Protect National Sovereign Research Capability

By Robbin Laird

COVID-19 is not the end of the world, although one can be forgiven for assuming that…

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A Case Study in COVID-19 Management

By John McCaslin

Dr. Wade Kartchner oversees the five-county Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District that includes Rappahannock County, which has seen…

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An Overview on Japanese Defense Modernization

By Australian Defence Business Review

With Australia, Japan, and other nations in the Indo-Pacific region increasingly being drawn together to counter…

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Special Reports
Ed Timperlake and I visited Jax Navy almost four years to the day of when I visited Jax...
Book Review
The new book by Brandon J. Weichert focuses on the importance of space power and redirecting American efforts to built it out. After 9/11, “The Country waged a costly global ‘war on terrorism” while the author accurately states many of...
Featured Defense System
By Robbin Laird

Sikorsky is working with NAVAIR and the USMC to deliver a new build heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K. This is a digital aircraft, while its predecessor the CH-53E, is a mechanical aircraft. What this means is that the aircraft is digitally designed and manufactured by means of a digital thread production and assembly process. This digital thread process provides a path to tap into operational data for the sustainment process. In turn, this enables operational and sustainment data to flow back into the upgrade, redesign, and manufacturing process. Digital design, build, sustainability forms a feedback process which unlocks more effective, including cost effective ways to manage the aircraft’s life cycle On May 20, 2020, I had a chance to hold a teleconference with two Sikorsky manufacturing leaders involved...

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