Post Tagged with: "budget"

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]


New BRAC round would save money, increase Army readiness

New BRAC round would save money, increase Army readiness

As the budget shrinks and as the active Army draws down to 490,000, elimination of excess infrastructure is needed, say leaders from Army Installations, Housing & Partnerships. There are a lot of spaces and facilities at installations throughout the U.S. […]


Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

The Department of Defense spends around $400 billion a year on goods and services. This includes everything from ships, tanks, planes and ballistic missiles to freight hauling, medical care and even the cut-rate toothpaste provided in government-subsidized commissaries. It also […]


Boeing profits surge but tougher 2014 awaits

Boeing profits surge but tougher 2014 awaits

US aerospace giant Boeing Wednesday reported a big jump in quarterly earnings, but signaled a leaner 2014 profit outlook after last year’s boom. Boeing’s fourth quarter ended on a high note, with the company achieving record annual commercial aircraft deliveries […]


DoD Official: Force Size Limits Modernization Efforts

DoD Official: Force Size Limits Modernization Efforts

Two years into the pivot to the Asia-Pacific region and the concurrent drawdown in Afghanistan, Pentagon officials today related to Congress the Defense Department’s strategy to maintain U.S. superiority in military technology. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology […]


US to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes, but Payoff Unclear: Study

US to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes, but Payoff Unclear: Study

The United States plans to spend $1 trillion on upgrading and maintaining its nuclear arsenal over the next 30 years, but delays in replacing current systems threaten to weaken US nuclear deterrence, according to a new independent study. “The new […]


Combining network management tools makes managing network easier, saves money

Combining network management tools makes managing network easier, saves money

The Army’s rapid fielding of network systems to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan led to vastly improved communications capabilities on the battlefield — but also increased network complexity. The service is now moving to simplify and reduce the number […]


Force Management Programs Necessary Despite Budget Deal

Force Management Programs Necessary Despite Budget Deal

Despite a congressional budget deal that lessens the impact of sequestration on the Air Force, it doesn’t go far enough to halt actions to shrink the service, senior service officials said. Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and […]


EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in Europe in restructuring

EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in Europe in restructuring

European aerospace giant EADS, the maker of Airbus aircraft, announced plans Monday to cut 5,800 jobs in its defence and space division over three years. The job cuts, part of a major restructuring in the face of falling orders, will […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago