National Defense

National Defense is a magazine specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from Vol. 85, No. 563, October

2000 Presidential Election-Al Gore's Views on Defense
On U.S. Global Leadership "Forward engagement in the context of national defense means that our investments in America's military must be consistent with a future-oriented vision of what it will take to win on the information-age battlefield." ...
2000 Presidential Election-Al Gore's Views on Defense
On U.S. Global Leadership "Forward engagement in the context of national defense means that our investments in America's military must be consistent with a future-oriented vision of what it will take to win on the information-age battlefield." "We must...
2000 Presidential Election-George W. Bush's Views on Defense
On U.S. Global Leadership "The world needs America's strength and leadership, and America's armed forces need equipment better training and better pay. We will give our military die means to keep the peace, and we will give it one thing more: a...
2000 Presidential Election-George W. Bush's Views on Defense
On U.S. Global Leadership "The world needs America's strength and leadership, and America's armed forces need better equipment, better training, and better pay. We will give our military the means to keep the peach, and we will give it one thing more:...
Aerospace Industry Bullish on E-Business
Can online marketplaces deliver high efficiency and lower costs? The aerospace industry's frantic race toward higher productivity and profits has triggered another feverish contest in the world of Internet-based trading exchanges. The proliferation...
Beretta 9 Mm Finds Niche in 'Low-Intensity' Missions
One weapon that U.S. armed forces use in virtually every peacekeeping operation, low-intensity conflict, embassy rescue and humanitarian expedition that they conduct these days is one with a long and colorful connection with the nation's military history--the...
Blended Wing Body Jet Safer and More Efficient, Claims Boeing
Phantom Works, the Boeing Company's research division, plans to flight test a 14 percent model of a futuristic transport plane that could be used in both commercial and military activities. The test would take place in 2002. The so-called "blended...
Blended Wing Body Jet Safer and More Effieient, Claims Boeing
Phantom Works, the Boeing Company's research division, plans to flight test a 14 percent model of a futuristic transport plane that could be used in both commercial and military activities. The test would take place in 2002. The so-called "blended wing...
Brasstracks
Government The president has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Richard W. Mayo for promotion to vice admiral. Mayo is the director of the Navy's space, information warfare, command and control. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Dodson has been nominated for assignment...
Classic Books of Reference-Still Reliable
In a world that seems to be going digital at an enormous rate, we are still able to rely on published editions of military-reference texts that remain pillars of the print community, both as definitive, informative works and as bound examples of the...
Classic Books on Reference-Still Reliable
In a world that seems to be going digital at an enormous rate, we are still able to rely on published editions of military-reference texts that remain pillars of the print community, both as definitive, informative works and as bound examples of the...
Creative Weapons Market Goes Global
U.S. scientists aren't the only ones finding creative ways to fight wars, cautioned Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA'S Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Va. Weapons researchers around the world are hard at work finding ways to fight "wars...
'Data-Centric' Army Wants Next-Generation Tactical Net
A blend of advanced commercial and military wireless communications technologies is at the core of the U.S. Army's effort to give dispersed lower-echelon forces--which are constantly on the move--capabilities to send and receive massive amounts of...
Defense Consolidation Has Disappointed Shareholders
Industry consolidation has been a perilous endeavor for defense contractors in the United Stares. On average, shareholders have experienced poor returns during the past five years, partially as a result of the problems that have arisen as firms attempted...
Defense Scientists Encouraged to Broaden Scope of Their Research
To fight wars successfully in the future--2025 and beyond--the Defense Department must allow the research-and-development (R&D) community to be more creative and focus on long-term projects, rather than "quick-fix solutions," according to Navy...
Elections Alter Membership of Key Committees
Next month's elections will not only result in a new president, but key races across the country also will change the makeup of the armed services committees in both houses of Congress. In addition to the presidency and countless state and local...
Fight like a Samurai in 'SHOGUN: Total War'
Japan in 1542 was a land in disarray. The previous shogunate to rule the country had collapsed, dividing the nation into seven warring factions. The warrior who would become shogun would be determined by samurai warfare on an epic scale. If you...
Fight like a Samurai in 'SHOGUN: Total War'
Japan in 1542 was a land in disarray. The previous shogunate to rule the country had collapsed, dividing the nation into seven warring factions. The warrior who would become shogun would be determined by samurai warfare on an epic scale. If you haven't...
Future Flight Decks: More Helos and 'Hummers'
Within the Navy's higher circles, it's called "Nathman's vision." Vice Adm. John B. Nathman is the commander of naval air forces for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, headquartered in San Diego. He formerly was director of naval air warfare and oversaw aviation...
Government Contract Feuds Ended Faster with Mediation
A contractor wins a prized multimillion-dollar government contract. But almost immediately, things begin to go badly. Costs balloon, designs fail, and schedules slip. After assuring the government for months that the company can turn things around,...
House Delays Proposed Blacklisting Rules
The House of Representatives recently passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2001 Treasury and Postal Service Appropriations bill (H.R. 4871), which delays implementation of recently issued contractor/labor relations (blacklisting) proposed regulations....
House Delays Proposed Blacklisting Rules
The House of Representatives recently passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2001 Treasury and Postal Service Appropriations bill (H.R. 4871), which delays implementation of recently issued contractor/labor relations (blacklisting) proposed regulations....
'IT Superstore' Makes the Grade
U.S. Air Force officials claim they will save millions of dollars through the use of an online "IT Superstore," an electronic commerce exchange where service members can purchase computer products. The so-called "Superstore"--located at www.itsuperstore.af.mil--is...
Navy Aims to Curtail Aviation Mishaps Caused by Crew Error
The U.S. Navy's plan to improve safety in aviation will emphasize the need to reduce "human error," said Rear Adm. Frank M. "Skip" Dirren Jr. If human errors that result in mishaps were lowered by 50 percent during the next five years, the Navy...
Navy Considering Commercial Tanker Lease
Company contends it can refuel naval jets at half the cost of military tankers An Irish entrepreneur is trying to convince the U.S. Navy that it should lease refurbished Boeing 707s as refueling tankers for naval jets. Omega Air, based in Dublin,...
Navy SEALS Choose Knight's SR25 Sniper Rifle
After five years of shopping for a new weapon, the U.S. Navy SEALs took the plunge and adopted the 7.62 x 51 mm SR25 sniper rifle, made by Knight's Armament Company, of Vero Beach, Fla., and stirred the precision rifle market in the process. The...
NDIA Donates Maintenance Award Plaques
I he National Defense Industrial Association donated plaques for 23 maintenance awards. The awards were given to soldiers by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki in July, in a ceremony at the Metro Center Marriott. "Maintenance is more than just turning...
New Aircraft Carrier to Be Christened in March '01; Sea Trials by '03
The Navy's USS Ronald Reagan is scheduled to be christened in Newport News, Va., on March 4. The 100,000-ton aircraft carrier, called CVN-76, will be part of the Nimitz class, but its design was changed significantly from its Nimitz-class predecessors....
Pentagon Adopts Web Tools to Speed Up Contract Process
The Defense Department is turning to the World Wide Web to expedite a growing backlog of contract paperwork. By establishing a paperless contracting system, powered by the Internet, the Pentagon intends to save time and money, while speeding up...
Presidential Debate on Defense So Far, Has Lacked Substance
I recently attended a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Eric Shinseki, where he presented the Army Supply Excellence Awards. This is an annual competition, sponsored by NDIA, to recognize excellence and innovation in Army logistics...
Readers Forum
More Small Business Woes The subjects of "Small Business Woes" and "The Function of Government" (Readers Forum, May 2000, p.8) are thought provoking. Working for a small business that provides services to government and commercial customers for 22 years,...
'Roto-Heads:' Fly Russia's Best Helicopter
This sequel to Team Apache--a 1999 chopper simulation-gives you a chance to fly Russia's most advanced, all-weather, combat helicopter. It is touted, by its developers, as a "squad-based, assault helicopter" simulation built around the Kamov KA-52...
'Roto-Heads:' Fly Russia's Best Helicopter
This sequel to Team Apache-a 1999 chopper simulation-gives you a chance to fly Russia's most advanced, all-weather, combat helicopter. It is touted, by its developers, as a 11 squad-based, assault helicopter" simulation built around the Kamov KA-52 Alligator...
U.K. Internet Venture Investing in Fleet of Six-Seat Turboprops
A team of British investors is set on deploying a fleet of six-sear, single-engine turboprop planes, which will provide taxi services for distances up to 1,000 miles. One of the aircraft's key selling points is its ability to use small airfields denied...
U.K. Internet Venture Investing in Fleet of Six-Seat Turboprops
team of British investors is set on deploying a fleet of six-seat, singleengine turboprop planes, which will provide taxi services for distances up to 1,000 miles. One of the aircraft's key selling points is its ability to use small airfields denied...