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Journal Cover   National Defense
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   ISSN (Print) 0092-1491
   Published by National Defense Industrial Association Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Special Ops Forces Fuel Demand for Ultralight Vehicles
    • Abstract: When it comes to ground vehicles, U.S. Special Operations Command is embracing the notion that lighter is better.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:45:07 GMT
  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Pushes Truck Technology Forward
    • Abstract: As the competition edges nearer to a close, all competitors told National Defense that their JLTV offering will push technological boundaries and give soldiers and Marines of the future increased protection and mobility.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:44:24 GMT
  • Future of Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Uncertain Despite V-22’s Successes
    • Abstract: Despite the good news stories emerging as the aircraft chalks up successes in real-world scenarios, foreign military sales for the Osprey have been lower than anticipated, analysts said.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:41:55 GMT
  • Directed Energy Weapons: Will They Ever Be Ready?
    • Abstract: Despite promising test results and decades of research and development, it could be many more years before the military is ready to bring directed energy weapons into the mainstream.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:39:37 GMT
  • SOCOM Plans to Buy More Non-Standard Commercial Vehicles
    • Abstract: U.S. Special Operations Command intends to buy more non-standard commercial vehicles for missions where special operators need to blend in with their environments, according to a top acquisition official.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:46:03 GMT
  • Collision Avoidance Technology for Unmanned Aircraft Years Away
    • Abstract: Sense-and-avoid technology is a conundrum for unmanned aerial vehicle engineers and researchers.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:39:44 GMT
  • King Stallion Heavy Lift Program On Track for 2019, Say Marines
    • Abstract: The Echo-models of the Marine Corps’ primary heavy lift helicopter are aging, and routine work to keep them flying must be done as the service awaits the new CH-53K King Stallion, which is scheduled to enter the force in 2019.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:18:07 GMT
  • Marine Corps Looking at Hybrid ATVs to Boost Battlefield Range (UPDATED)
    • Abstract: The Marine Corps is looking to add hybrid all-terrain vehicles to its inventory to reduce energy dependency and increase the operational reach of its forces on the battlefield, said service officials.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:38:21 GMT
  • Surveillance Technology a Priority For Special Operations Forces
    • Abstract: Members of U.S. Special Operations Command’s aviation component face difficult technological challenges as they seek to improve their ability to find, track and destroy the enemy.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:22:42 GMT
  • It’s Time for a Direct Fire Breech-Loaded Mortar
    • Abstract: A much maligned and underappreciated weapon is the mortar. Military planners and war fighters tend to be enamored with high tech weapon systems and fail to recognize the potential of a tried and true weapon that has been around since before the Civil War.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:07:42 GMT
  • Cyber Defense: Who’s in Charge?
    • Abstract: Since the country’s founding, the role of state governments in national security has never been fully defined. Since 2001, state, local and tribal governments have seen their function increase in the domestic aspect of security.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:53:05 GMT
  • Being Energy Smart Creates More Combat Capability
    • Abstract: Energy is at the core of U.S. Navy capabilities. Secure energy supplies with a robust logistics train enables an enduring Navy presence around the globe.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:25:52 GMT
  • Military Retirement Reform Moves Forward
    • Abstract: In recent weeks, the congressional armed services committees voted to make major alterations to the U.S. military’s retirement system, as the Pentagon seeks to control personnel costs.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:24:22 GMT
  • Uncertainty Surrounds Air Force 'Holy Trinity'
    • Abstract: The “holy trinity” of Air Force acquisition programs — the F-35A joint strike fighter, the KC-46A tanker and the long-range strike bomber — are moving forward but key questions about their future remain unanswered, according to a top service official.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:16:41 GMT
  • Battles Loom Over Nuclear Spending
    • Abstract: A lack of sufficient funds for nuclear modernization will lead to budget battles among and within the services, according to defense analysts.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:14:48 GMT
  • Polaris Vehicles Adopt Driverless Technology
    • Abstract: More companies are modifying Polaris’ off-the-shelf vehicles and turning them into driverless cars, said a company executive.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:43:33 GMT
  • Japan Eyes Exporting Weapons Overseas
    • Abstract: As the United States enters a new era of defense cooperation with Japan, it will have to cope with pushback from the Japanese public, businesses and lawmakers.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:54:09 GMT
  • Canada Buys Bomb Detecting Robots
    • Abstract: Now, by using new sensors, iRobot's PackBot can detect chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive material.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:53:43 GMT
  • New Algorithm Tackles Big Data Problems
    • Abstract: A new imaging algorithm from Lockheed Martin has the ability to root out big data problems, said a company engineer.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:53:17 GMT
  • Military Prepares for Future Water Shortages
    • Abstract: Military bases need to start implementing water conservation practices today in order to avoid shortfalls 30 years from now, said one government official.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:52:30 GMT
  • Contractors Vying to Build Ship-Launched Drone
    • Abstract: AeroVironment and Northrop Grumman are jockeying for the chance to build a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial system that can launch off the decks of small ships.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:51:45 GMT
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