Erich Frandrup

US Navy Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


Fri, Aug 16, 2019

Watts and Trotti on stealthier tanks in Defense One

Uncategorized by John Watts and Christian Trotti

Conflict Defense Industry

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

US-Iran tensions reignite following another drone incident

As the number of attacks and close calls continues to climb in the volatile region, risks of wider conflict are mounting and soon could be difficult for all sides to control.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Drones Iran

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The Melians’ revenge

How can small, frontline, European states defend against Russia? Emerging, high-tech, and low cost systems can provide the answer.

Issue Brief by Dr. T.X. Hammes

Drones NATO

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Iran’s attack on US drone escalates tensions in the Gulf

Barbara Slavin believes the string of incidents over the last several weeks means “it is time for diplomats to meet to discuss ways of getting out of this mess.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Drones Iran

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

An EU air force is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust air forces, Europeans should just get back to basics. Early last month, as David Cenciotti of the Aviationist reported, A-10Cs of the Maryland Air National Guard were again practicing landings and take-offs from stretches of highway in Estonia, though with occasional casualties amongst the roadsigns. About a year prior, it was A-10Cs of the […]

Commanders Series by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Evolution and the occasional über-gizmo

Thoughts on corporate strategies in the military aircraft industry  Last week, I provided a guest lecture at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, that graduate college of the National Defense University formerly known as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. The school was founded in 1924 as the Army Industrial College, on a […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Alami in the Middle East Eye: ANALYSIS: Hezbollah Enters Drone Age with Bombing Raids in Syria

Read the full article here.

In the News by Mona Alami

Drones Syria

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The 75 percent solution

The Marine Corps should move towards a mix of attack aircraft tailored for two classes of enemy, in wars small and large. In the short term, that means buying fixed-wing gunships. In the mid-term, it means buying tilt-rotor gunships, including drones. Both aircraft types are better suited for the small wars in which the Marine Corps has been engaged for most of the post-Cold War era. For now, that might seem to destroy Marine Aviation, but to save it in the long term for the big wars.

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

If found, please call 228-688-5877

China’s stealing an American ocean glider won’t stop the world from making a whole lot more. In what Ankur Panda in the Diplomat termed an “exceptionally brazen and illegal move by Beijing,” the Chinese Navy this past week stole an American ocean glider. On Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced that the Defense Department had contacted the Chinese government to […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

China Defense Industry

Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Drones in the Energy Sector: Soaring into the Future?

On December 2, 2016, an expert panel joined the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center for a conversation about the practices, risks, and benefits of drone use in the energy industry. The panel deliberated whether regulations currently under development impede or facilitate the emerging role for drones. They also discussed the huge potential for drone technology […]

Event Recap by Kate Schwartz

Drones Energy & Environment