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Could DRS's C-UAS be the U.S. Army's Solution to Defeating Enemy Drones?

The United States Army has awarded Leonardo DRS a contract award worth up to $16 million to develop a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.

The contract is considered under an urgent operational need as cheap but effective enemy drones have proliferated in across various combat zones around the globe. Indeed, even insurgent group such as the Islamic State have been using drones effectively in battlefields in Iraq and Syria.

NATO Is Staging War Rehearsals for the Ultimate Nightmare: A Russian Invasion

President Trump’s assertion that NATO countries are not carrying their fair share of the security burden rings hollow across military bases in Eastern Europe this month, where 45,000 troops from the United States and 23 other countries are staging war rehearsals for a Russian invasion.

Eighteen exercises are underway this summer in the Black Sea region, an area that has grown especially nervous about Russia’s aggressive posture.

How the United States Dominates the Battlefield: It Wins Wars at Night

The sky was moonless on the night of May 1, 2011, as two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flew toward a walled compound in an upscale enclave of Abbottabad, Pakistan. A power outage further drenched the city in blackness.

To the 23 Navy SEALs fast-roping to the ground, the conditions could not have been better. Under the cover of darkness, they crept toward the home of the world’s most wanted man and stormed inside.

Team America versus Jihad

“The war on terror has had no coherent plot, only jarring disjunctions of cause and effect, time and place.” - George Packer

“The object in war is to attain a better peace—even if only from your own point of view. Hence it is essential to conduct war with constant regard to the peace you desire.”  - B.H. Liddell Hart

The U.S. Navy Wants 20 New Guided-Missile Frigates

The U.S. Navy has begun the process of acquiring a new guided-missile frigate, several years after decommissioning the last of its old Perry-class FFGs.

On July 10, 2017, Naval Sea Systems Command formally asked the U.S. shipbuilding industry to propose designs for a new guided-missile frigate that the Navy is calling the FFG(X).