Aerospace & Defense Now

Jun 21, 2019
Oshkosh Speeds Ahead With Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
The JLTV, which just won approval to go into full-rate production, is destined to redefine what military mobility means on or near future battlefields. The $50 billion program is also a milestone for truck maker Oshkosh, whose expansion in defense pulled it out of a ditch in the Great Recession.
Jun 20, 2019
Confirmed: NASA Has Been Hacked
Following an audit by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General, it has been confirmed that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) network, part of NASA, has been hacked and the Johnson Space Center has yet to restore all communications data because of continuing concerns…
Jun 19, 2019
Will Raytheon Derail Pentagon Reform?
With its former top lobbyist as acting secretary of defense and a big merger on the horizon that will expand its political clout, when it comes to influence peddling, happy days are here for Raytheon.
Jun 19, 2019
A Department Of Defense Leadership Crisis?
With Patrick Shanahan's replacement by Mark Esper, the Pentagon’s top two leadership positions and two out of the three Service secretaries will now be on acting status, America needs a strong, strategic-minded and confirmed Secretary of Defense as soon as possible.
Jun 17, 2019
Europe's Jet-Set Can No Longer Afford Their Jets
Private jet departures in Europe are down 3% this year, while the rest of the world has seen an increase of 2%. The U.K. jet-set are particularly feeling the pinch. Usage is down 6% against last year. What has caused this decline among the European jet-set?
Jun 17, 2019
Trump Drives Down Price Of F-35 Fighter 25% From Obama Level
Trump's critics will explain away the steep drop in the price of the biggest U.S. weapons program by claiming that increasing production delivered economies of scale, but nobody at Lockheed Martin thought the price would go down so fast. It was pressure from the Trump administration that drove it.
Jun 17, 2019
The Fastest Airlines In The U.S.
Just because a flight arrives ‘on time’ doesn’t mean it got there fast. A Forbes analysis based on when blocks come off the wheels ranks the truly zippiest airlines.
Jun 14, 2019
Government, An Integral Partner For Exploring Artificial Intelligence
At the crux of the development and application of AI is a true public/private partnership engine. AI World Government is a grand event to bring together “800 leaders in government, technology, business, science and civil society to explore AI and intelligent automation technology, best practices.."
Jun 11, 2019
Uber Copter's Traffic-Beating Trips To JFK Start In July
Uber's new helicopter service aims to take sting out the airport run as it tests the first manifestation of its plan to use aero taxis for transport in the city of the future. It also announced Melbourne, Australia, as its first international city for Uber Air, after Dallas and Los Angeles.
Jun 9, 2019
Why The United Technologies-Raytheon Merger Makes Sense
Dubbed Raytheon Technologies, the combined company would be a giant with over $75 billion in sales evenly balanced between civil aerospace and defense and better able to handle uncertain prospects in both sectors. It could put pressure on companies like Honeywell and GE to get bigger.
Jun 6, 2019
Cathay Pacific Faulted For Data Breach, But Hackers' Objective Unclear
It is aviation’s largest known data breach, with 9.4 million passengers impacted, but also puzzling, gathering only 430 credit card numbers, mostly expired and none complete. Now Cathay Pacific has been excoriated by Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for legal violations and low regard to privacy.
Jun 6, 2019
Why Machine Learning Is The Future Of Business Culture
While machine learning is one of the many buzzwords afloat today in the world of new technology, it is provoking great shifts in business culture today. But how far can the integration of AI and ML within business go if the consumer en is more distrustful of these technologies?
Jun 3, 2019
Could Trump Trash The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty?
The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency has claimed a 'probable' Russian violation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, in what could be a first step by arms control opponents to undermine it. Skepticism of the claim and further investigation are warranted.