Stew Magnuson

Editor in Chief

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Stew Magnuson is the Editor in Chief of National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Air Power

    Boeing Pursues New Customers with Super Hornet Upgrades

    May 23, 2018

    The Navy’s decision to proceed with a new version of Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet — along with a recent order from Kuwait — has the company bullish on its ability to compete in the international jet fighter market.

  • Infotech

    Pondering Life After Moore’s Law

    May 16, 2018

    Gordon E. Moore, founder of Fairchild Electronics, wrote his influential article, “Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits” — which gave the world “Moore’s Law” — in the April 1965 issue of Electronics Magazine.

  • Special Operations

    Special Operations Iron Man Suit Prototype Delayed a Year

    May 07, 2018

    There perhaps has been no higher profile Special Operations Command technology development program over the past few years than the tactical assault light operator suit, or TALOS.

  • Global Defense Market

    Development of British Hypersonic Engine Coming to America

    April 24, 2018

    A next-generation engine that its British designers say could go faster than Mach 5 will be partially developed in the United States to meet the military’s need to reach hypersonic velocities.

  • Air Force News

    Air Force Noncommittal on Next-Gen Communication Satellites

    April 19, 2018

    It will be at least another year before the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will be talking publicly about what comes next for its protected communications satellites.

  • Space

    Coast Guard to Receive Polar Satellites Under Responsive Space Initiative

    April 19, 2018

    The Coast Guard will receive two small satellites this summer that will assist it in search-and-rescue missions in remote polar regions.

  • Space

    DARPA Kicks Off Responsive Launch Challenge

    April 19, 2018

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced  a grand challenge that will ask competitors to rapidly launch small payloads on “extremely short notice,” then turn around and repeat the process days later.

  • Space

    U.S. to Manage Congested Space Domain with Policy, Space Fence Technology

    April 18, 2018

    With space debris, thousands of small satellites scheduled for launch in the coming years, and more spacefaring countries than ever, the U.S. government is sorting out how to manage traffic and avoid accidents in a domain it relies on for commerce and security.