Stew Magnuson

Editor in Chief

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

Recent Articles

  • Aviation

    'Drone' Warfare Is Not Just in the Skies

    February 13, 2024

    Don’t think for a minute that the myriad counter-small unmanned aerial system solutions being offered by industry will work against swarms of small boats attacking a Navy ship.

  • Defense Department

    BREAKING: Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit to Revamp, Boost Staffing

    February 07, 2024

    The Defense Department agency charged with sweeping up commercially developed technology and applying it to military applications is honing its strategy so it can bring cutting-edge technology to warfighters more quickly.

  • Battlefield Communications

    Reaching Pentagon’s CJADC2 Goals to Require ‘Bridging Solutions’

    February 02, 2024

    The Defense Department has a vision: take each service’s sensors and shooters, tie them all together in a seamless network that lives on a combat cloud and employ artificial intelligence to make decisions quicker than opponents can. The vision is known as Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or CJADC2, and despite the “joint” in the name, the Army, Navy and Air Force are pursuing their own programs.

  • Battlefield Communications

    Reaching Pentagon’s CJADC2 Goals to Require ‘Bridging Solutions’

    February 02, 2024

    The Defense Department has a vision: take each service’s sensors and shooters, tie them all together in a seamless network that lives on a combat cloud and employ artificial intelligence to make decisions quicker than opponents can. The vision is known as Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or CJADC2, and despite the “joint” in the name, the Army, Navy and Air Force are pursuing their own programs.

  • Global Defense Market

    JUST IN: AUKUS Allies Kick Off Robotic Development Programs

    February 01, 2024

    Australia — as a low-population country with large swaths of territory to defend — is a natural proving ground for unmanned systems being developed under the tri-nation AUKUS agreement, military officials from the nation said Feb. 1.

  • Training and Simulation

    Mercury Systems Debuts Synthetic Aperture Radar Test Bed

    January 25, 2024

    Mercury Systems Inc. at the recent Association of Old Crows annual conference debuted its flight testing simulator for air-to-ground synthetic aperture radar systems ARES-SAR, which can replace expensive, real-world testing, a company official says.

  • International

    JUST IN: Finnish Minister Urges U.S. to Expedite Military Aid to Ukraine

    January 22, 2024

    A senior member of Finland’s government urged both United States and the European Union to speed up military assistance to Ukraine.

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