(UPI) The Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies Corp. was awarded a potential four-year, $325.2 million contract for aircraft maintenance equipment for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
By Oriana Pawlyk, Military.com: "Sikorsky has two goals in mind for its optionally manned S-70 helicopter: to make the autonomous technology easy to retrofit on existing aircraft for users like the U.S. Army, and to give pilots various modes of autonomy so they can commit more time toward their mission."
By Connie Lee, National Defense Magazine: "Dragonflies — a common sight in spring and summer — may be key to developing more precise and maneuverable missiles."
By L. Paul James, Proceedings: "“I want to get out of the long-term missile defense business and move to dynamic missile defense.” In this assessment, the CNO is on the mark. It is time the Navy gets out of the business of defending static land assets and reconsiders how ship-based BMD capabilities can best contribute to countering the missile threat."
By Sebastien Roblin, Forbes: "However, the blanket term ‘drones' applies to a bewildering variety of systems that differ radically in form, capability and cost. It also can be applied to unmanned ground vehicles and ships. Naturally, each type comes with its own opaque military acronyms."
By John D. Miller, Proceedings: "Infrared, radar, acoustic, and optical stealth are the new frontier in low-observability, and the winner of the metamaterial competition will have an enormous advantage in the next fight."
By Robert Farley, The Diplomat: "The Century Series is in the news again. As reported at Defense News and AviationWeek, the Air Force is considering a new way of thinking about acquiring its next generation of air superiority aircraft. Instead of a single major project, the idea is now to produce a series of different aircraft, using an entirely new system of design and manufacture."
By Scott Crino & Andy Dreby, Small Wars Journal: "While the Houthis’ drone capability, when compared to other irregular military forces, is without peer in terms of its range and destructiveness; it has evolved to its advanced state, due in large part to the unique circumstances of the Yemen Civil War’s operational environment."
Measuring War: Cognitive Effects in the Age of AI
By Brad DeWees, War on the Rocks: "The only outcome of military action that ultimately matters occurs at a cognitive level — at the level where adversaries perceive and give meaning to actions taken against them. More specifically, the cognitive impact of a military action is the extent to which the action alters an adversary’s belief that he can maximize his own interests through military means."
September 26, 2019
By Steven P. Bucci, Defense News: "Effective missile defense systems are not based on one weapon capable of stopping everything. Only diverse, layered and integrated air and missile defense systems in combination can combat all types of incoming attacks."
By Chris Bulow, Grounded Curiosity: "Western militaries are struggling to comprehend how to effectively manage the rapidly changing character of contemporary warfare because the multi-domain model used to explain it is fundamentally flawed."
The Counterrevolution in Naval Affairs
By James Holmes, The National Interest: "The new U.S. Marine Corps commandant, or most senior uniformed official, wants to repeal the post–Cold War revolution that saw the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps turn away from open-ocean combat."
By Assad A. Raza, Small Wars Journal: "In August of 1998, former Chief of Staff GEN Dennis Reimer published his white paper, One Team, One Fight, One Future, describing the importance for achieving Total Army integration by merging the Army’s three components into one fully integrated service."