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F-35: High-tech fighter jet or 1.5 trillion US dollar disaster?

by Roger Näbig (Twitter). He works as a lawyer and freelance journalist in Berlin with a focus on global conflicts, defense, security, military policy, armaments technology, and international law. He also gives lectures on defense policy issues. For a German … Continue reading

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Projekte des VBS: Neues Kampfflugzeug (Updated)

Ende April 2017 hat das Departement für Verteidigung, Bevölkerungsschutz und Sport (VBS) eine Übersicht über alle im VBS laufenden “Top-Projekte” veröffentlicht. Als “Top-Projekte” werden Beschaffungen oder Organisationsänderungen bezeichnet, welche aufgrund ihrer grossen finanziellen Engagements, ihrer mehrjährigen Laufzeiten, ihrer hohen Komplexität … Continue reading

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Wer verdient am meisten an den Kriegen dieser Welt?

von Peter Dörrie. Das Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) hat seine Liste der Top-100 Waffenhersteller der Welt veröffentlicht. Zusammen erwirtschafteten die 100 größten Waffenproduzenten im Jahr 2014 einen Umsatz von $401 Milliarden. Die tatsächlichen Zahlen sind vermutlich noch höher, … Continue reading

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THAAD Permanently Protecting U.S. Assets in Asia Pacific

With all the talk on the Asia Pacific centered on China’s island building activities in the South China Sea, we often forget about North Korea’s crackpot dictator. But don’t worry, the U.S. military hasn’t. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander … Continue reading

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Flying F-35s Over the NFL Pro Bowl Was a ‘Moderate Risk’

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The U.S. Air Force’s flyover at the National Football League’s 2015 Pro Bowl game was a … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: RAF Akrotiri Deployments

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from January 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows three Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules along with four CH-47 Chinook parked at … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: Airpower in the Asia-Pacific Region

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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ARES – die Zukunft der taktischen Logistik

von Seka Smith. “Wir müssen uns zum Wald zurückziehen!”, schreit 1stLt. McCormick zu seinem Gefreiten, während gleichzeitig Geschossgarben den Boden vor ihnen zerpflügen. Er und seine Soldaten der US-Marines haben sich in einem Graben vor anrückenden Kämpfern verschanzt. Mit präzisen … Continue reading

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Sea Control 33 – LCS Replacement

The idea behind Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is that of a asymmetric adversary, who poses a threat from the littorals. The main characteristics of the LCS should be: networked, agile and stealthy. LCS should be easy to reconfigure for different … Continue reading

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South Korea’s Air Force: Does It Have a Coherent Strategy?

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This commentary is adapted from his speech to the 7th Asia Pacific Security Conference (APSEC 2014) held in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow and was originally posted at the S. Rajaratnam School of International … Continue reading

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