Military Transformation Uplink: May 2006
Militaries around the world are moving to modernize and transform themselves to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our mission is to deliver a monthly round-up of relevant, on-target stories, news, and analysis that will help experts and interested laypeople alike stay up to speed on key military developments and issues as we head into the Memorial Day weekend in the USA. Stories are broken down by military category and presented as fast bullet points that orient you quickly, with accompanying links if you wish to pursue more in-depth treatments.
Some of This Month’s Targets of Opportunity Include: F-22A Raptor; F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; No retirement for U-2; Huge blimps & ISIS; Portable weather balloon for communications; Mini-UAVs at the commando olympics; YOU can train on the US Army’s latest weapon; Hybrid lack-of-vigor; 2nd place means no Trophy; Non-lethal anti-vehicle weapons; Troops that don’t like the extra armor, Troops that love the extra armor; A preliminary scorecard for the First Information War; Britain’s new carriers; Australia’s new amphibious ships; Westpac keeps on expressin'; Seabasing?; RFID; Energy – A Conversation About Our National Addiction; Containerized hospitals; New US Air Force unis; MREs that don’t suck quite so much; Getting lean; VDH on transformation & war; More procurement power to US combat commanders? And more…!
- Military Transformation Uplink full briefing: May 2006 (top of page)
- Air & Space Sector
- C4SI Dimension
- Land Sector
- Maritime Sector
- Strategic Weapons & Missile Defense
- Supply & Support
- Transformation: Policy & Doctrine
Your editors Joe Katzman and Murdoc present this monthly briefing as part of a team that also includes Military.com’s DefenseTech. To contact us with story tips, email transformation, over @windsofchange dot net.