Lasers: The Future of Missile Defense?

This post is a follow-on to a previous article, The Challenges of Missile Defense. As discussed, the current interceptor-based missile defense solutions have cost, deployability and performance limitations that will be difficult to overcome. Their usage…


Maritime Patrol Aircraft Market Heats Up

Updated 7/10/2017 to improve readability. It is no surprise, given the importance of the seas to many rising Pacific military powers, that sales of maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) have been faring well as of late. MPA are…





The Obsolete Philippine Navy

The Philippines is a geographically large nation with a substantial population of over 100 million. It also consists of over 7,000 islands. Despite this, the Philippine Navy has little combat capability. This article will examine the current state and composition…