Erich Frandrup

US Navy Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


Wed, May 11, 2016

Brooks in Real Clear Defense: Preparing for the “Pure Risk” of Tomorrow’s Smart Minefields

Uncategorized by Max Brooks

Drones Technology & Innovation
NATO Global Hawk

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

NATO’s Five Global Hawk Drones Due in Sicily by Year’s End

NATO is due to have all five of its Global Hawks delivered by year end to a Sicilian air base where 600 personnel will keep them flying, officials said

NATOSource by Tom Kington, Defense News

Drones Italy

Fri, Nov 13, 2015

The LRS-B and Nukes

Does the Long-Range Strike Bomber need nuclear capability, and does nuclear capability need the LRS-B? Recapitalizing the air-breathing segment of the American nuclear triad has generally not been the US Air Force’s first argument for developing its new Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B). Sustaining a global capacity for massive, repeated, marginally economical surgical strikes has long been the […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik and Rachel Rizzo

Drones Technology & Innovation

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Russians and Robots

Financial and sustainment problems are taking the Kremlin’s military modernization drive towards drone warfare. The Russian military has been in full gear for the last several months, trying to prove to NATO and the world that Russia is a great power with a modern, professional military. While the Ukrainians, Poles, Balts, and Nords have taken […]

Defense Industrialist by Blake Franko

Drones Technology & Innovation

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Bruton on US Drones Operating from Somalia

Foreign Policy quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on the United States secretly operating drones from bases in Somalia:

In the News by Bronwyn Bruton

Drones Somalia
NATO's first unmanned air vehicle, June 4, 2015

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

NATO’s First Drone Rolls off Assembly Line

The first of NATO’s five unmanned air vehicles rolled off the factory line in San Diego on Thursday, 4 June 2015.

NATOSource by NATO

Drones Italy

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Force Structure That’s Too Big to Fail?

Against more challenging adversaries, temper enthusiasm for returns to scale. Ever since I was a midshipman—way back under a Navy Secretary named Lehman—pundits, analysts, and strategists have been wondering whether the US Navy’s supercarriers are too big. And so again in 2015. The new Ford-class ships are a few billion more expensive than their Nimitz predecessors, and Senate […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Drones National Security
The Aerorozvidka project has 16 drones

Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Ukraine’s Drone Warriors

The Aerorozvidka project is one example of what you might call a war startup.

NATOSource by Patrick Tucker, Defense One

Drones Russia
MQ-9 Reaper, July 30, 2014

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Importance of US Decision to Sell Armed Drones to Allies

A number of new programs being implemented by Washington and NATO partners may have a big impact on how Europe equips itself, and how and when they deploy their forces in the future.

NATOSource by Paul McLeary, Defense News

Drones NATO

Fri, Jan 9, 2015

Unmanned Manning Problems

Is the USAF trying hard enough to find drone pilots?   The US Air Force is looking for a few good drone operators. The hours are long. The work environment is substantially contained within conex boxes rigged as command centers. The business can get grim, at least on the other end of that video feed. As the squadron commander says […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Drones Technology & Innovation