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Articles from Vol. 86, No. 581, April

Air Warfare Tactics Refined in Afghanistan
Planners, air crews fine-tuning targeting techniques and rules of engagement Air Force pilots chasing Taliban and al Qaeda forces on the move in Afghanistan during the past several months often have been in position to strike within just 10 minutes of...
Air Warfare Tactics Refined in Afghanistan: Planners, Air Crews Fine-Tuning Targeting Techniques and Rules of Engagement
Air Force pilots chasing Taliban and al Qaeda forces on the move in Afghanistan during the past several months often have been in position to strike within just 10 minutes of identifying the target. But in most instances they could not drop bombs...
Army Pondering Alternatives for Tactical Missile Payload
The U.S. Army is reevaluating its tactical missile program and exploring options to employ new munitions, in an effort to make its long-range precision weapons less costly and more relevant to modern warfare. One pressing priority is to figure out...
Army Pondering Alternatives for Tactical Missile Payload
The U.S. Army is reevaluating its tactical missile program and exploring options to employ new munitions, in an effort to make its long-range precision weapons less costly and more relevant to modern warfare. One pressing priority is to figure out a...
Army's Next Battle: Fuel, Transportation Costs
Gen. Thompson says hybrid-electric tactical vehicles offer a viable alternative Confronting growing fuel and transportation costs, the U.S. Army has no choice but to start fielding fuel-efficient trucks, officials said. The Army, additionally, needs...
Army's Next Battle: Fuel, Transportation Costs: Gen. Thompson Says Hybrid-Electric Tactical Vehicles Offer a Viable Alternative
Confronting growing fuel and transportation costs, the U.S. Army has no choice but to start fielding fuel-efficient trucks, officials said. The Army, additionally, needs to finds ways to control the escalating expenses associated with maintaining a...
B-52 Bombers Upgraded with Advanced Radios
A new multimode radio system now being installed in the Air Force B-52 bomber enables bomber crews to communicate more easily with Navy ships. The Air Force will spend $18.5 million to upgrade all 94 B-52H bombers and B-52G trainers. The ability...
Canada's Defense Spending on Upswing
Canada's top priority in its defense budget is the war on terrorism, officials said. As a result the emphasis is to invest in technologies to make Canadian and U.S. forces more interoperable. Canada's warships, for example, are able to integrate into...
Combat Identification System Contributes to Live Training
The Marine Corps is acquiring a new battlefield situational awareness system-which can be used both for combat and for training-to protect dismounted forces from fratricide. The Combat Situational Awareness System (CSAS) could be used by Marines,...
Combat Survivability Unit Hands out Awards
India The National Defense Industrial Association's INDIA) Combat Survivability Awards for Leadership and Technical Achievement were presented to James M. Sinnett and Alan R. Wiechman, respectively, at the recent Aircraft Survivability 2001 Symposium,...
Combat Survivability Unit Hands out Awards. (NDIA News)
The National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Combat Survivability Awards for Leadership and Technical Achievement were presented to James M. Sinnett and Alan R. Wiechman, respectively, at the recent Aircraft Survivability 2001 Symposium, at...
Defense University Revamps Acquisition Training Program
The Defense Department's corporate university for acquisition professionals plans to revamp its training programs to make them more relevant to Pentagon priorities. Driving these changes is a desire to reshape the weapon-procurement process, so it...
Despite Splendid Deeds, Navy Remains Target of Budget Ax
Despite overwhelming evidence that large-deck aircraft carriers are critical to the United States' national security there are ongoing efforts, behind-the-scenes, to reduce our carrier force structure. Before September 11, the Navy was hard pressed to...
Despite Splendid Deeds, Navy Remains Target of Budget AX. (Viewpoint)
Despite overwhelming evidence that large-deck aircraft carriers are critical to the United States' national security, there are ongoing efforts, behind-the-scenes, to reduce our carrier force structure. Before September 11, the Navy was hard pressed...
E-Business Offers Homeland Defense Fixes
Information sharing among U.S. police agencies could help anti-terrorism efforts After the September 11 attacks, agents from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency worked frantically...
E-Business Offers Homeland Defense Fixes: Information Sharing among U.S. Police Agencies Could Help Anti-Terrorism Efforts
After the September 11 attacks, agents from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency worked frantically to track potential suspects. Each agency quickly gathered information...
Editor's Corner
The U.S. Special Operations Command had seen its modernization funds drop considerably in recent years, but the budgetary outlook is much brighter now. During the next five years, the command will receive an extra $3.4 billion that had not been planned...
Heavy-Duty Hauler Pushes Limits of Truck Technology
The Marine Corps is expected to buy more than 1,000 heavy trucks to replace its aging fleet of battlefield resupply vehicles. Industry officials await a formal solicitation, scheduled to be released this month. The program, called the Logistics...
High-Tech Training System Targets Urban Combat Drills
A training system for urban-warfare exercises developed by a Swedish firm relies on radio-frequency technology to make military drills more realistic, the company claims. The Urban Warfare Training System (UWTS) is being marketed to the U.S. Army...
Industry. (Brass Tracks)
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert L. Nabors has been selected to lead a homeland security program for EDS, in Herndon, Va. Nabors, who joined EDS in October as vice president for enterprise solutions, will oversee EDS's homeland security-related service...
Joint-Service Warning Network Program Stalled
Contractor decided to adapt JWARN technology for homeland defense mission A program to develop a digital network that could warn U.S. troops about potential nuclear, chemical and biological threats currently is on hold, largely as a result of internal...
Joint-Service Warning Network Program Stalled: Contractor Decided to Adapt JWARN Technology for Homeland Defense Mission
A program to develop a digital network that could warn U.S. troops about potential nuclear, chemical and biological threats currently is on hold, largely as a result of internal squabbles between the Army and the Marine Corps. One contractor, meanwhile,...
Lessons Can Be Drawn from Afghan War
commentary Conflict validates need to 'transform' Army, improve aircraft reach and munitions It might appear presumptuous to draw any lessons for the U.S. military from the war in Afghanistan. Yet, this war reflects ongoing changes in military strategy,...
Lessons Can Be Drawn from Afghan War: Conflict Validates Need to 'Transform' Army, Improve Aircraft Reach and Munitions. (Commentary)
It might appear presumptuous to draw any lessons for the U.S. military from the war in Afghanistan. Yet, this war reflects ongoing changes in military strategy, doctrine, force structure and equipment, with important ramifications for both the ongoing...
Office of Homeland Security Facing Daunting Challenges
commentary The White House Office of Homeland Security has been criticized in recent months for being just another government bureaucracy," inflexible and lacking innovation. But that is not the case. The Office of Homeland Security may be a "bureaucracy"...
Office of Homeland Security Facing Daunting Challenges. (Commentary)
The White House Office of Homeland Security has been criticized in recent months for being "just another government bureaucracy," inflexible and lacking innovation. But that is not the case. The Office of Homeland Security may be a "bureaucracy"...
Operation Flashpoint: A Cold-War Crisis
What war garners need is a perfect balance between realism, war-gaming expertise and geopolitics. It's here now, in the form of a challenging, tactical military action sim called "Operation Flashpoint." Players are introduced to a 1985, Cold-War scenario,...
Operation Flashpoint: A Cold-War Crisis. (Digital Marketplace)
What war gamers need is a perfect balance between realism, war-gaming expertise and geopolitics. It's here now, in the form of a challenging, tactical military action sim called "Operation Flashpoint." Players are introduced to a 1985, Cold-War...
Pentagon Budget Hits Some Rough Spots on Capitol Hill
The Pentagon's budget request for fiscal year 2003, for the most part, has been well received on Capitol Hill. Nevertheless, several lawmakers have voiced discontent about low levels of funding for shipbuilding and for military construction, and have...
Project Metropolis Brings Urban Wars to U.S. Cities
The ability to disable a city's critical infrastructure, such as communications and transportation grids, is just one example of some of the new skills that Marines are learning in urban-warfare exercises. During a recent live exercise in North...
Readers Forum
Small Arms Industry In reference to Lawrence Farrell's piece entitled "Assault on the Small Arms Industrial Base," which appeared in the Presidents Perspective column in the February issue, Farrell hits the nail right on the head. As the writer...
SOCOM Will Spend Bonus Dollars on Modernization
The Special Operations Command will receive $3.4 billion in new funding between 2003 and 2007. Most of those dollars will be spent on aircraft upgrades and other modernization programs. In recent years, SOCOM had seen its modernization budget plunge...
SOCOM Will Spend Bonus Dollars on Modernization
The Special Operations Command will receive $3.4 billion in new funding between 2003 and 2007. Most of those dollars will be spent on aircraft upgrades and other modernization programs. In recent years, SOCOM had seen its modernization budget plunge...
Terror War Calls for Higher R&D Spending
The war on terrorism--with its emphasis on laser-guided munitions, unmanned vehicles and satellite communications--highlights a need for in-creased funds for research and development of new defense-related technologies, according to Pentagon officials....
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Not Quite There Yet, Navy Says
It's already been demonstrated that unmanned underwater vehicles can sail from point A to point B and back. But the UUV development programs currently under way have yet to yield useful war-fighting capabilities for the Navy, said a senior service...
U.S. Facing Alarming Ammunition Shortfalls
president's perspective Since the war against terrorism started last October, the Defense Department has requested-and Congress appropriated-several billion dollars in supplementary funding for military equipment needed to fight the war. A portion of...
U.S. Facing Alarming Ammunition Shortfalls. (President's Perspective)
Since the war against terrorism started last October, the Defense Department has requested--and Congress appropriated--several billion dollars in supplementary funding for military equipment needed to fight the war. A portion of that money is being...
U.S. Services Test Aussie-Built Catamaran
HIGH-SPEED VESSEL COULD OPERATE BOTH IN DEEP SEAS AND COASTAL WATERS, OFFICIALS SAY With her twin aluminum hulls and needle nose, the Joint Venture high-speed vessel (HSV-XI) cast a strange silhouette, as she shoved off from the wharf at North Carolina's...
U.S. Services Test Aussie-Built Catamaran: High-Speed Vessel Could Operate Both in Deep Seas and Coastal Waters, Officials Say
With her twin aluminum hulls and needle nose, the Joint Venture high-speed vessel (HSV-X1) cast a strange silhouette, as she shoved off from the wharf at North Carolina's Morehead City one early morning this winter and sped our to participate in exercises...
Washington Pulse
Israeli Official: Iran Biggest Threat to Region Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Israel's minister of defense, cautioned recently that Iran is expected to produce a nuclear bomb within three years. "We know from all our information that, by 2005, they will be ready...
WID to Hold Its Annual Meeting on April 16. (Women in Defense)
Women In Defense will hold its annual meeting and dinner on April 16, at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. The meeting will review and highlight WID's accomplishments for the year which ended on March 31. At the meeting, the 2002-2003...
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