Chinese military drones are challenging U.S. and Israeli industry domination with its newly developed cheaper version of the MQ-9 Reaper – the Wing Loong unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). As companies predict a rise in demand, particularly in Asia, Western manufacturers can no longer ignore the country’s strides in aerospace and defense.
On February 6, 2018, SpaceX’s super heavy-lift vehicle Falcon Heavy successfully put a car into space. Despite a few hiccups along the way, it marks a huge step forward not only for the company, but the space industry as a whole.
A look under the hood of nuclear modernization reveals an extraordinarily excessive and expensive effort, the justifications for which seem to be heavily drawn from reports funded by companies with a vested financial interest in an expansive modernization plan.