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The Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Is A Model Of What Military Acquisition Can Accomplish

In mid-October, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) will conduct its annual exposition in the nation’s capital. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Building The Army Of 2030.” That is a fitting focus for a military service that has spent the last five years systematically implementing a strategy for modernizing its rotorcraft, […]

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Not Your Father’s Chinook: The Army’s Biggest, Fastest Helicopter Is Poised For Further Performance Gains

Way back when the cold war was ending, an enterprising division of General Motors GM decided to burnish the image of its vehicles with the slogan, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.” The ad campaign didn’t last long, but the slogan ‘not your father’s _____’ became popular with companies trying to highlight how their products […]

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The Navy’s Window For Right-Sizing Its Carrier Onboard Delivery Fleet Is Rapidly Closing

The U.S. Navy is transitioning its carrier-based air wings to aircraft that are more versatile and survivable. One facet of this transformation is the replacement of aged turboprops previously used to deliver critical supplies to aircraft carriers at sea with a version of the Bell-Boeing BA V-22 tiltrotor. Bell parent Textron TXT and Boeing both […]

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How Unmanned Warships Might Provide A New Paradigm For Naval Shipbuilding

The U.S. Navy is operating or developing nearly a dozen different unmanned sea vehicles for use in maritime security operations. Some of the vehicles operate on the ocean’s surface, and others beneath it. Some are no bigger than torpedoes and must be launched by larger vessels, while others are autonomous, robotic warships. Pursuit of unmanned […]

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