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C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted In Afghanistan

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted In Afghanistan

With the recent collapse of the Iraqi state and its armed forces, the American taxpayer might correctly question how effective U.S. security assistance to Afghanistan has been over the past decade and whether the Afghan security state might similarly falter […]


New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?

New Afghan War Plan Announced, But How Much Will It Cost?

President Barack Obama recently announced that, following the end of major combat operations in Afghanistan this year, the United States will retain a residual force of 9,800 troops to continue to train local security forces and conduct counterterrorism operations. Under […]


Technology Is Not the Solution to the High Cost of Weapons Systems

Technology Is Not the Solution to the High Cost of Weapons Systems

This time it is the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Arati Prabhakar, making the same observation as virtually every other senior uniform and civilian leader in the Department of Defense: U.S. weapons systems cost too […]


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 […]


Boeing Partners with US Air Force to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

Boeing Partners with US Air Force to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) have entered into an overarching public-private partnership that will streamline supply chain contracting, saving money and speeding up execution by as much as 10 months. The partnership – the first of […]


Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

The price tag for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers is set to top more than £6 billion as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected […]


A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

This report seeks to inform the debate over the extent of U.S. military presence overseas by providing a rigorous estimate of the costs associated with maintaining U.S. Air Force installations and units overseas rather than in the United States. The […]


5th-Generation Fighter Plan Hits Hurdle As Russia Hikes Cost

5th-Generation Fighter Plan Hits Hurdle As Russia Hikes Cost

India’s biggest defence project in the making, the critical joint development of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with Russia, has flown into some rough weather. Defence ministry sources said the inking of the final design and R&D contract for the […]


Joint strike fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Joint strike fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program — the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history — is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel here June 19. Testifying […]


 
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