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 McKinsey report,* Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives, “defense executives believe that the Middle East, India, and the United States are the three most attractive markets.
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.
Just two days into Russia’s air campaign that was demonstrating to the world that Russia is taking on the IS (Islamic State) in Syria, disaster hit. Prior to this downing of the SU25M, diplomatic and military contacts between Russia and Turkey (NATO member)
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
After the horrific November 13, 2015 Paris killing by IS, ISIS, and ISIL Sunni operatives, US CIA director John Brennan seemed clueless in how terrorist could be defined. Homeland Security, FBI, CIA, NSA and the other intelligence agencies of the US will be unable define terrorist due to the Snowden release of how the National Security Agency NSA kept tabs of those using mobile phone communications.
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.
United Launch Alliance -ULA [Boeing $97billion and Lockheed Martin $67billion market caps] ULA pulls out of the DoD GPS-3 bid process leaving SpaceX [2015 major Falcon 9 explosion] the only USAF DoD alternative to launch the 2016 top-secret GPS-3 satellite(s).
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.
Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 involved 36,000 personnel from more than 30 nations. Five thousand troops from the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines participated in the exercise. The exercise took place mainly in Spain, Portugal and Italy, but