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Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional

The need for modernization of the U.S. nuclear forces was made clear by speakers at a strategic nuclear enterprise symposium here, Sept. 18. “We’re here to share thoughts about the current state of, and the way forward for the nuclear […]


Airbus Completes P-3 Orion Modernisation for Brazilian Air Force

Airbus Completes P-3 Orion Modernisation for Brazilian Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft modernized with new systems and avionics for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft has been ferried from Seville, Spain to Salvador de Bahía, […]


Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives

The Burke Chair at CSIS has developed a new analysis of the trends in Chinese military strategy and forces entitled Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives. This report provides a comprehensive update of previous Burke Chair […]


Aging Russian Military Scales Up Rearmament

Aging Russian Military Scales Up Rearmament

NATO’s secretary general has once again warned of Russia’s military capacities. A look at the country’s armed forces shows modernizing equipment, more flexible soldiers and nuclear parity. “Russian defense spending has grown by more than 10 percent in real terms […]


China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes […]


US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, said the G-8. Historically, the research, development and acquisition, or RDA, account averaged about 22 percent of the Army’s obligation authority. But for […]


Russia to Overhaul Fleet of Amphibious Assault Ships

Russia to Overhaul Fleet of Amphibious Assault Ships

Russia’s fleet of amphibious assault ships requires extensive modernization because their service life has been largely overextended, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. “The Russian navy currently has 19 ships of this type. They have been in service, on average, […]


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 billions ‘modernizing’ nuclear arsenal

US to spend billions ‘modernizing’ nuclear arsenal

The United States plans to spend billions to upgrade a decades-old atomic bomb designed to stop a Soviet invasion of Europe, as part of a controversial project to modernize its nuclear arsenal. Some lawmakers and experts dismiss the effort as […]


 
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