Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke about the DoD budget at an Economic Club of Washington breakfast event at 8:30 a.m. on February 2, 2016. He stated that the fiscal year 2017 budget will request $582.7 billion in funding for the Pentagon, including $71.4 billion for research and
During the Iraq War, the USS Firebolt (PC-10) had a crew of 30 sailors and tasked with coastal patrol and interdiction surveillance in the Persian Gulf. Twelve years later a new breed of patrol boats have been designed and in service in the Persian Gulf.
The growth promised by the $9.1 billion acquisition of Sikorsky from United Technology comes with many migraines for the CEO of Lockheed Martin.Marilyn Hewson. Before Hewson agreed to buy Sikorsky, United Technology announced cutting the Sikorsky global workforce by
In Silicon Valley of Northern California, many have gotten use to the Google self-driving car which is the size of a “smart car.” The Google car’s software and sensors predicts what all the objects around us might do next. It predicts that the cyclist will ride by and the pedestrian will cross the street.
Slumping oil prices and the rising dollar In the Middle East has lowered the demand for troop armored platforms. Companies like Oshkosh and L-3 Communications will radically see their sales noise-dive as the demand for aircraft, air defense, and stockpiling ammunition (as Gadhafi did) will accelerate.
The reality is that both China and Russia (fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) have fielded Fifth generation fighters and increased satellite-centered C5ISR. The US (DoD) Department of Defense is in a race to redirect the 2017 budget towards improvement in military platforms such as the F-35. The Pentagon revealed that it expects to make "disproportionate" cuts to
General Mark A. Welsh III tiptoed over the reduction in US Air Force manning as non-military backgrounder Deborah Lee James was appointed Secretary of the Air Force on December 20, 2013. With the General set to retire in June 2017, it is clear that
Is China’s and Russia’s Defense Industry growth a threat to Boeing and Lockheed Martin’s dominance in military hardware and software? Although China’s Communist Party utilizes State propaganda to control the country’s working-age population numbering over 1 billion workers that it now has the military power to take over the Asia Pacific countries, China’s naval force in the Asia Pacific is small and not a threat.
ViaSat Inc. is a global broadband service and technology company, and the British firm Cobham, will work together to create new and innovative product and service offerings to the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) market. The first satellite terminal product speculated to
The Department of Defense (DoD) activated U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) April 16, 1987, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. DoD created the new unified command in response to congressional action in the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 and the Nunn-Cohen Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 1987.