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J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s top weapons tester, recently found that the AC-130J developers face a number of developmental issues, including trouble integrating the precision strike package — a key component of the new gunship.
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With many countries in the Middle East worried about insurgents and terror groups, it’s common sense that countries there will seek to boost their special operations forces with new equipment.
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Experts predict drone manufacturers will encounter an increasingly crowded playing field over the next decade, as more companies begin producing ever more advanced systems.
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Procurement Issues That Congress Won’t Fix
The new foreign policy mantra in Washington is that the world is on fire. The nation’s weapons procurement machine, meanwhile, keeps partying like it’s 1999.
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