In the slimmed down US defense industry, joining with a long-time rival is more and more the only game in town. Lockheed Martin may have just run away with a Boeing intelligence satellite program, but that doesn’t stop the two defense giants from joining forces elsewhere. They now plan to jointly compete for the next phase of the Small Diameter Bomb program. Actually, this was one of the programs Boeing thought it had sewed up—until investigators took a closer look at the Darleen Druyun maneuvers. Her efforts to garner favor by steering work toward Boeing led USAF to recompete the SDB program—valued at around $1.7 billion.
Feb. 24, 2024
Timely aid for Ukraine, particularly long-range weapons, is critical to western security, CSIS panelists said, suggesting the war in Europe could end in 2025 if either side runs out of resources.