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August 27, 2018 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 2 July 2018, Vivienne Machi
The Potential For Agile Launch: Industry Touting Flexible Vehicle Models to Better Secure Space Assets
An array of new agile launch capabilities being developed by the commercial sector to send satellites into orbit could provide added resiliency to the U.S. space architecture...
February 8, 2018
Shortages and Risks to the U.S. Energetic Materials Supply Chain
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Fox News, foxnews.com, 16 November 2017, Allison Barrie
Insensitive Munitions: Stopping American Ammo and Munitions from Killing US Troops
Our military relies on bullets and bombs to do their job – but how do we stop those munitions from being used against our own troops? The military needs the most powerful...
Survivability and Vulnerability
December 4, 2017 | Source: Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report, GAO-18-45, October 2017, gao.gov
Solid Rocket Motors: GAO Studies Supply Concerns and Challenges
Over the past two decades, the solid rocket motor (SRM) industrial base has undergone various changes including consolidation and recent expansion. Specifically, since 1995, the...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, 23 October 2017, Morgan Cole
Navy Adds Millimeter Wave Radar to AGM-88B Anti-Radiation Missile
The U.S. Navy is working with Orbital ATK to convert AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 25 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) All-Up-Rounds as...
Affordable Access to Low Earth Orbit
A NEW VISION The last decade has seen a resurgence of NASA’s bold visions, from returning humans to the moon after a 50-year hiatus to colonizing Mars. President George W. Bush...
October 23, 2017 | Source: Military.com, 6 May 2017, Matthew Cox
Army Kills Contract for XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System
U.S. Army's senior leadership has ended an agreement with Orbital ATK Inc. that spanned two decades over the XM25 25mm airburst weapon, a move that could put the troubled weapon...
May 8, 2017 | Source: The National Interest, nationalinterest.org, 15 March 2017, James Hasik and Julian Platón
Why America's Military Lusts over Laser Weapons (And May Never Get Them)
Directed energy has been a fetching technological idea for decades, but as Sandra Irwin wrote in National Defense in July 2015, the technology seemingly “has perennially been on...
Survivability and Vulnerability
September 26, 2016 | Source: Matthew Cox, Military.com
Army Defends XM25 "Punisher" Counter Defilade Engagement System
Army weapons officials are planning a late-September response to Pentagon investigators' recent criticisms of the XM25 as the service wrestles with how this high-tech but heavy...
August 23, 2015 | Source: Picatinny Arsenal, pica.army.mil, 28 July 2015, Ed Lopez, Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs
Growing Drone Threat Puts Focus on Picatinny Technology
As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against U.S. targets, Army engineers are seeking to adapt ongoing research to...