As potential adversaries enhance their long-range weapons, the United States is moving forward with plans to bolster its own global strike capabilities. The stakes are high as officials try to keep their programs on time and on budget.
As additive manufacturing technology becomes more prevalent, engineers are now working on ways to 3D print different materials together to produce cost-efficient and sustainable parts for the aerospace industry.
In the words of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, “we need to put technology into the hands of our soldiers faster.” No truer words could be spoken.
Army leaders came to the service’s biggest conference of the year in Washington, D.C., with one central message: “We’re going to fix our broken acquisition system.”
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