We examine key elements of the Missile Defense Review, analyze the implications of proposed policies, and outline key questions for industry to consider.
Late August of this year, the Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie became the first merchant ship to sail across the Arctic Sea without the aid of an icebreaker. It arrived successfully at a South Korean port after a record voyage between Europe and Asia of less than three weeks, about 30 percent faster than the Suez Canal route.
Ever since the mid-70s and the NKC-135 Airborne Laser Lab laser has been the technology ‘10 years in coming’. After many years, many theories, and many experiments, it appears the ‘10 year clock’ has finally started to tick. But even as more fiber based lasers take to the field, there is yet another twist in the plot that could change everything … again.
With votes cast, Congress will be at greater liberty to reach across the aisle and develop a bipartisan plan to avert sequestration. Consequently, although defense industry participants will not likely face the 9.4% sequestration cuts currently slated to take effect on the 1st of the New Year, a bipartisan plan to avoid the fiscal cliff may still result in a leaner DOD budget.