The U.S. Navy is Preparing the MQ-4C Triton Drone for Service in the Pacific

The Navy announced that next generation aircraft avoidance systems will be installed on its new high-tech maritime surveillance drone.

Northrop Grumman has received a $9.6 contract to install the Automatic Response Module of the Airborne Collision Avoidance System X into the MQ-4C Triton’s avionics system.

The company will test and support the software and ensure the proper functioning of the unmanned aircraft.

The U.S. Navy's AEGIS Missile Defense vs. Russia's Supersonic Kh-31 Cruise Missile: Who Wins?

The Russian Navy will be deploying Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H fighters to its Baltic Fleet in 2017.

The powerful multirole fighters will be equipped with the Kh-31 supersonic sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missiles—which would significantly boost Russian maritime anti-access/area denial capabilities in the region. In addition to the jets headed, to the Baltic Fleet, Moscow will be deploying the fighters to its Severomorsk-3 facility, where the aircraft will be able to provide air cover for Russian naval operations in the Barents Sea.

Will the Trump Administration Start a War with Iran?

The direct stakes in whether the Trump administration adheres to the agreement that restricts the Iranian nuclear program are important enough, in terms of nuclear nonproliferation.  Also important are the opportunities to build on that agreement constructively to address problems of concern to both Iran and the United States.  But at stake as well, as the new administration makes policy toward Iran, is the need to avoid a potentially disastrous turn, highly costly to U.S. interests, in the U.S.-Iranian relationship.

Trump's Team Should Ditch the 'Clash of Civilizations'

If there is one common thread that connects President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign-policy appointments, it is the belief that the United States is engaged in a civilizational war against “radical Islamic terrorism.” Indeed, while Trump himself—with his ambivalence towards books—may not even know it, the incoming administration seems to have fully embraced the ideas of Samuel Huntington, not only on the clash of civilizations, but on American decline, the idea of a West encircled by enemies, a