Overconfidence in its newly acquired S-400 air defense system may give India a false sense of invulnerability and increase the likelihood of a military miscalculation involving archrival Pakistan, analysts warn.
Four years into Army Futures Command, experts say the effort is on track, but they warn that leadership changes, potential budget cuts and a few contracting and technological hiccups could put it at risk.
What started as a misfiring armored-vehicle program has grown into a full-blown investigation of British Army safety and procurement culture, with the Ministry of Defence planning to appoint a senior legal figure to consider issues highlighted by failings in the Ajax project.
The Marines ditched old gear, but the new systems to support future operating concepts haven't arrived yet. If the Pentagon and Congress don't support Force Design 2030 now, the commandant says, they'd be leaving the service in a tough spot.
The Army is off the hook to buy two more Iron Dome air defense batteries, leaving the service to focus on an enduring Indirect Fires Protection Capability that will be able to combat drones, cruise missiles and rockets, artillery and mortars.
Named for a harsh desert in the American southwest, General Atomics' newest unmanned aircraft is designed for greater endurance, greater payload and can take off and land using short, undeveloped strips of land.
The 40-mile barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors and a network of underground sensors to detect militant tunnels. Existing fencing was replaced with a 6.5-yard-high “smart fence” with sensors and cameras.