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   ISSN (Print) 0092-1491
   Published by National Defense Industrial Association Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Live, Virtual, Constructive Training Poised for Growth
    • Abstract: Advances in simulation technologies and data links will revolutionize the way U.S. fighter pilots train, according to Defense Department officials and members of industry.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:45:52 GMT
  • Russia Expands Military Presence in Arctic
    • Abstract: Russia is increasing its military presence along its northern border in the Arctic as sea ice melts and opens new water routes.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:39:34 GMT
  • Simulated Warfare Gets Real for Ground Troops
    • Abstract: Using augmented reality in training represents a growing trend in the Army and Marine Corps as they look to shed some costs associated with expensive live exercises, experts said.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:56:22 GMT
  • New Bomber Will Be Boon For U.S. Aerospace Industry
    • Abstract: Despite the cloud of pessimism surrounding the bomber program’s prospects, the contract award — worth an estimated $80 billion in 2010 dollars — will be a shot in the arm for the U.S. aerospace industry.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:49:10 GMT
  • F-35 Program Ramps Up Training for Pilots, Technicians
    • Abstract: The F-35 joint strike fighter program is transitioning to a day when its pilots will come fresh out of flight school and the new jet fighter will be their first assignment.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:11:31 GMT
  • Navy Looking to Increase Digital Training
    • Abstract: The Navy has teamed up with Huntington Ingalls to explore the use of augmented reality to improve training and maintenance operations.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:03:07 GMT
  • Bipartisan Budget Act a Positive Step
    • Abstract: The recent enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 represents a positive step. While this legislation does not give the Department of Defense 100 percent of the resources we and the president sought, it gives us most of what we need.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:43:49 GMT
  • Augmented Reality Could Help Solve Ford-Class Carrier Cost Woes
    • Abstract: Executives at Newport News Shipbuilding, which is constructing the Navy’s next-generation Ford-class supercarriers, said new technology employing digital design and construction could help lower acquisition costs for the program.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:12:22 GMT
  • New Afghanistan Troop Plan to Cost Billions
    • Abstract: President Barack Obama’s decision to delay troop withdrawals from Afghanistan could cost $10 billion or more annually, analysts said.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:06:16 GMT
  • F-35 Program Weighs Impact of Canadian Pullout
    • Abstract: Canada’s anticipated withdrawal from the multinational joint strike fighter program could drive up the cost of the aircraft for U.S. taxpayers, said the officer managing the project.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:02:23 GMT
  • Despite Deal, More Budget Battles Loom
    • Abstract: Democrats and Republicans recently reached a bipartisan budget agreement that lifts sequestration caps on defense expenditures and avoids a government shutdown. But more fiscal fights lie ahead.
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:51:40 GMT
  • Challenging Market for Greek Contractors
    • Abstract: As the Greek economy sinks, defense contractors based in the region are facing a difficult market, members of the country’s industry said.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:56:41 GMT
  • Testing for Autonomous Helicopter Moving Forward
    • Abstract: Sikorsky will demonstrate the first flight of an autonomous UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter by the fourth quarter of 2016, said company executives.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:47:43 GMT
  • Lockheed Invests in Laser Technology
    • Abstract: Lockheed Martin is investing heavily in laser technology and new ways to manufacture such systems, as the company begins production of 60-kilowatt lasers for the U.S. Army.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:44:12 GMT
  • FLIR Unveils Enhanced Chemical Trace Detector
    • Abstract: FLIR Systems has developed a new chemical detection system that could provide service members with greater accuracy and precision when screening for explosives and other security threats at military installations, said one executive.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:40:03 GMT
  • Thales Courts Academia, Startups with xPlor Program
    • Abstract: Thales USA is teaming up with academia and startup companies to gain an edge on new technology, said one top executive.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:35:42 GMT
  • Growth Predicted in Maritime Simulations
    • Abstract: Simulation and training company CAE is looking to maritime markets outside the United States to grow its portfolio, said an executive at the Montreal, Canada-based firm.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:32:31 GMT
  • Army May Slow Down Procurement of New Light Reconnaissance Vehicle
    • Abstract: The Army is looking to procure a new scout vehicle for infantry units. But funding constraints and other priorities could hold the project back as the service pushes forward with its modernization plans.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:43:16 GMT
  • Defense Department Plays Key Role in Industrial Base Oversight
    • Abstract: Defense has oversight of the industrial base critical infrastructure sector. The United States could not project power, wage war or provide deterrence without the defense industrial base.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:03:51 GMT
  • Fee-for-Service Model Lowers Upfront Costs
    • Abstract: Instead of buying an expensive system with many more features than wanted or needed, it may be possible simply to pay for the service and get only the data required to accomplish the mission.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:58:53 GMT
  • Lowering Costs Through Information Sharing
    • Abstract: The driving paradigm is shifting away from “exquisite” capabilities toward “expendable capabilities.” We are starting to think more like our asymmetric adversaries, still planning for losses, but in a more modern context.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:43:10 GMT
  • Driving a New Business Model in Defense Electronics
    • Abstract: Defense spending now stands at the lowest percentage of national GDP in modern history, and is in danger of being crowded out by other pressing domestic needs including social programs and the servicing of a growing national debt.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:40:14 GMT
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