MOST RECENT ARTICLES by 4GWAR Editor John M. Doyle
Mitchell Institute — Beyond JSTARS: Rethinking the Airborne Battle Management and Ground Surveillance Mission (September 2016)
UNMANNED SYSTEMS — Drone use in movies and TV is booming, but not all players follow the rules (April 2016)
IDGA-Training Iraqi Forces–Special Operations Conference: It Takes a Coalition to Train an Army (July 2016)
IDGA/IQPC— 3-D printing technology holds promise for military medical breakthroughs (December 2015)
UNMANNED SYSTEMS — Cyber security challenge for drones, autonomous cars (November 2015)
IDGA Website — The Top Eight current and future threats facing America and the likely challenges they pose to integrated air and missile defense (September 2015)
MILITARY LOGISTICS FORUM — Unmanned platforms deliver the goods by land, sea and air (September 2015)
UNMANNED SYSTEMS — Latin America’s farms, forests and infrastructure offer new commercial UAS opportunities. (August 2015)
AEROSPACE DAILY & DEFENSE REPORT— Possible U.S. Army Force Cuts Below 450,000 Concern Odierno (Nov. 21, 2014)
AVIATION WEEK’S DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL — New armies evolve to meet an array of challenges (Oct. 13)
AVIATION WEEK’S DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL— U.S. Special Ops seeks miniaturized airborne sensors (Oct. 13)
IDGA — As New Threats Rise and Budgets Fall, Dept. of Homeland Security Looks for Simple, Cheap and Interoperable Solutions (Oct. 28)
AVIATION WEEK — U.S. Army Pacific seeks technologies to assist in force projection (Oct. 14)
UNMANNED SYSTEMS — New Communications Methods Extend Links Between Robots and Operators (October)
MAGAZINES and WEBSITES
AIR & SPACE SMITHSONIAN
X-47B — The Navy’s test model tailless unmanned combat air system is going to be tested on land and sea.
Making MUSIC Together — U.S. Army blending manned and unmanned aircraft in new full spectrum Combat Aviation Brigades
TRITON — Durability and sensing capabilities improved on Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS
Submarines — Ohio-class replacement program challenged by sequestration
Two More Decades — Marines’ Light Armored Vehicles staying in service until 2035
Unmanned Aircraft — Marine Corps’ STUAS almost ready
Acceptable Risk— Pentagon budget cuts slow down Marines’ acquistion of planes, amphibious ships
Outside the Box — DARPA wants to help the Marines build a combat vehicle faster and cheaper
Banana Wars — How the Marine Corps pioneered dive bombing and close air support tactics during the Central American “Banana Wars” of the 1920s and ’30s (part of a Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation package)
Back to the Beach — Marine Corps reemphasizing amphibious assault in its expeditionary toolbox.
Over the Horizon and Under the Sea — Navy exploring new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology.
U.S. COAST GUARD FORUM
On Thin Ice — Coast Guard looks for a new heavy icebreaker
GROUND COMBAT TECHNOLOGY & TACTICAL ISR
Eyes in the Skies — U.S. commanders turning to unmanned aircraft for ISR. (September 2014)
International Vehicle Programs — Overseas Markets Seek Special Ops Vehicles (p. 26)
SPECIAL OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY
SPECIAL OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY — Regional alignment with the combatant commands means more language training for most special operations troops (March 31)
Game Changers — New technology and gadgets promise game changing results for Special Operations Forces.
Human Geography (July 23) — Rediscovering an old SOF skill with a new name
Homeland Security — Still lots of dots to connect
Cyber Defense — U.S.-China in a surprisingly warm ‘Cold War’?
Human Geography — Mapping the Earth’s trouble spots and the people who live there
Force Protection — War-driven developments in body, vehicle armor
Roadside Bombs — Widening threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
Human Geography — Military seeks skills, technology to avoid costly cultural misunderstandings
Military Energy — Army Moving on Renewable Energy for Bases
AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Arms Control — U.N. Seeks To Restrict Spread of Illegal Arms (May 2014)
UAVs for Humanitarian Ops — NGOs, relief organizations look at UAVs for help
Here’s a quick list of recent stories written for Aviation Week and its website. They include:
Paladin Upgrade (Oct. 22) — Pentagon sends self-propelled gun improvements
Army Aviation — Army seeks $5 billion for aircraft in 2014 budget
Safety Net — Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle dodges a fatal budget cut — for now
Big Boy — Northrop preps LEMV airship for next flight
To Do List for Next President — Next President needs to work on education, R&D, export controls and NASA funding.
Shakey Partnership — With the Afghan border situation deteriorating, the Defense Dept. strives to reassure Pakistan—and Congress
Gas Attack — Fuel prices could hurt Defense, NASA, Homeland Security
Defense Secretary Robert Gates — Aviation Week picks Gates as Person of the Year
Strategy Shift — Homeland security outlook for 2008
In the Money — Homeland Security budget in Bush-Congress spending battle
No Coke, Pepsi — Canadian firm develops liquid explosives detector
Who Do You Trust? — TSA’s public-private registered traveller program
Washington Outlook column — About nuclear weapon mismanagement, Gates in the Air Force tanker thicket, candidate Obama on space
Washington Outlook column — Pentagon assessment of Afghanistan/Pakistan, strategic deterrence in space, spacesuit flap
UNMANNED SYSTEMS — Unmanned systems makers and operators are expanding emergency response applications beyond bomb squad robots (February 2014)
UNMANNED SYSTEMS — Services, manufacturers seek alternative power sources for unmanned air and maritime vehicles.
2014 Defense Budget — Unmanned aircraft numbers down
Let’s Get Small — Manufacturers Reducing Sensor Size to Fit Smaller Unmanned Vehicles
DIY Robots — Small companies start with big ideas
Keep in Touch — Unmanned Underwater Systems seek better ways to communicate with their operators and each other.
Robots Fare Well — Defense budget cuts skip over unmanned programs
Wanted — U.S. military seeks more unmanned vehicles in Fiscal 2011 budget
Danger ‘bots — Robots that go where it’s too dangerous, too far or too small for humans to tread.
DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
Making Do — Army, Marine Corps ground vehicle reset could be suppliers’ boom
Ready for Prime Time — The quest to scan air passengers for dangerous objects without breaching individual privacy rights
Back to the Future — Obama packs administration with ex-Clinton officials
ARES on Defense Blog
Unmanned Systems — Pigeon-holed by success?
Libya — No Sale on Libya No Fly Zone
Libyan Fallout — Greater MANPADs threat
DARPA and Robots — Why Can’t a Robot Be More Like a Man?
Unmanned Systems — Pigeon-holed by success?
Coast Guard — Looking to fill unmanned air patrol gap
Switchblade — AeroVironment’s Lethal Little Unmanned Aircraft is Ready
U.S. Navy and Unmanned Vehicles — Budgetary Hard Times Lower All Boats
Unmanned Vehicles at the Poles — Ice is Only One of the Challenges
Missile Movie — Missile Defense Advocates Release Their Own ‘Inconvenient Truth’
FBI Scouting UAVs — Not Just G-Men, but UAV Men
Mind the Ming — Think tanks recommend adding space-based layer to U.S. anti-missile defense
Links to a boatload of articles I did for McGraw-Hill publications like Aviation Week, Airports and Homeland Security and Defense are listed in digest form at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library website.
Show Us the Money — What programs should Congress be spending homeland security funds on?
Budget 2005 — Where is the homeland security money going?
Homeland Security & Defense
Reporting from Charleston — Bioterror countermeasures, Port of Charleston to be testbed, New maritime security rules
After inventory — DHS plans to ramp up IT capabilities
Hand-held Detector — Device can identify liquids in sealed containers
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report
Ground Combat Vehicle — Army Leaders Say Uncertainty Could Hurt GCV, Other Vehicles
Counter MANPADS — Northrop Grumman says its jammer could go on Civil Reserve Air Fleet
PRE-9/11 WRITING (Business and Financial, Crime and Courts)
Associated Press — Washington
Audio System Designer — Have Ear, Will Travel
Shareholder Rights — Activist Ralph Whitworth fights to give shareholders a voice
Corporate Gadfly — Rich American Gadfly Evelyn Y. Davis likes to exasperate corporate chieftains
Accountants vs Lawyers — Battle over wave of lawsuits pits accountants against lawyers.
Associated Press — New York
Judge Murder — Seven-year-old dispute led to judge’s murder.
The Westies — Ex-Westies gang member balked at helping butcher victim’s corpse.
Mob Wars — Reputed John Gotti lieutenant killed by car bomb
Manhunt — Nationwide search for missing son of reputed mob leader
DOYLE’S LAW — About Doyle and news in Indiana