Tag Archives: industrial base

Booz Allen’s Henry “Trey” Obering: DoD Should Accelerate Directed Energy Weapons Development

Henry “Trey” Obering, an executive vice president and directed energy lead at Booz Allen Hamilton, has outlined several measures the Department of Defense should do to expedite the development of lasers and directed energy weapons to achieve military advantage against emerging threats. Obering wrote in a Defense One article published Wednesday that DoD should increase spending on directed energy weapons to up to $3B per year to improve laser power and beam quality as well as reduce the size, weight, power and cost requirements of such weapons.

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ULA’s Tory Bruno: Space Industrial Base Stability Needed for Mars Exploration Missions

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has told a Senate subcommittee that planned exploration missions to Mars demand a “space industrial base of enormous breadth and depth.” Bruno said in a testimony published Wednesday that ULA has formed strategic partnerships with Aerojet Rocketdyne, L3 Technologies, Spincraft and other companies …

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Report: Defense Industrial Base Concerns Emerge Ahead of Bomber Contract Award

The Defense Department is examining industrial base concerns ahead of its choice between Northrop Grumman and a Boeing–Lockheed Martin team for the Long Range Strike Bomber contract, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes that Richard Aboulafia, vice president for analysis at Teal Group, told the website DoD could face reduced production and design capabilities for …

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Textron’s Ellen Lord: Incremental Innovation Key to Meeting Defense Budget Challenges

Ellen Lord, CEO of Textron Systems, believes the U.S. defense industry’s future growth lies in efforts to make incremental investments that could offer contractors a step change in technology modernization, Defense News reported Tuesday. Paul McCleary writes Lord highlighted the challenges and opportunities for industry amid federal spending uncertainty in a speech …

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