John Dowdy

John Dowdy
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Opinion: Changes In A&D Center Of Gravity Require Globalization 
Even as world military expenditures fell again last year, commercial aerospace entered its 12th year of consecutive growth.
Agility And Affordability Will Determine Success
With commercial aerospace booming and defense markets cooling, business leaders in the sector are searching for a recipe to guide their actions in these uncertain times.
NATO Must Look Beyond GDP To Measure Contributions 

In one of his last policy speeches as U.S. defense secretary, Robert Gates railed against NATO members' unwillingness to pay their fair shares of the costs of the transatlantic security alliance. Importantly, his remarks went beyond the usual admonition to Europe to come up with more money, zeroing in for the first time on how NATO actually spends its limited defense resources.

 
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Nov 25, 2014
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Auto ACAS F-16 Training Day

Preparations for my Auto ACAS flight began the previous day with training and equipment fitting at Edwards AFB....More
Nov 25, 2014
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Lunch With Louis?

The sudden departure of UTC Chief Louis Chenevert surprised a lot of people. He may have been one of them....More
Nov 25, 2014
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NavWeek: Jammed Up

As the U.S. Navy’s vaunted Aegis combat system continues to shine during missile tests – especially for ballistic missile defense (BMD) – the system itself has become a target. For some, the best way to earn sea credit these days is to tarnish the gold-plated standard of shipboard electronic defense....More
Nov 25, 2014
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Simulation Key Enabler For Auto ACAS Flight Testing

Simulation Key Enabler for Auto ACAS Flight Testing Designed to save aircraft from collision with just seconds to spare, Auto ACAS is meant to operate in a highly dynamic environment in which time and space become quickly compressed. Long before such a system could be flight tested with real aircraft, it had to be developed, evaluated and proved on the ground in some of the most sophisticated high fidelity flight simulators yet designed....More
Nov 24, 2014
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Sec Def Hagel to Resign

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down after successor is confirmed....More

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