🔷 Saved Rounds! 1.16.24

Welcome to Tuesday's Saved Rounds, where we send out all the goodies we couldn't squeeze into our Sunday newsletter.

👉 OOPS Apparently, the “strategy without resources is simply a hallucination” that we quoted sounded a bit too similar to a variation from “vision without execution is hallucination,” a quote often attributed to Thomas Edison….which is itself a variation from an ancient Japanese proverb: "vision without action is a daydream”…maybe. BL: No Ivy League presidents were harmed in the making of this quote.

📺YOUTUBE: Don’t miss our exclusive interview with defense titan Norm Augustine, the first CEO of Lockheed Martin. Watch it on YouTube or download the podcast on choice. SpotifyApplePandoraiHeartRadio, etc.

🎧 LOWDOWN: Something new for ‘24 we’re trying: we just dropped a short audio-only episode that summarizes the intel crammed in our weekly newsletters. We may keep it—or kill it—depending on feedback. Check it out using the links above.

They Said It
“I do not want a from-scratch software development program. The Army has enough failed software-development programs.”

Mark Kitz, Army PEO for C3T, on the service’s commercial, modular, consortium-based approach to overhauling Army software (AFATDS) that coordinates firepower

PEO C3T: Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical

Zoom in

Boeing won the KC-46 program based on a low-risk approach that leveraged the company’s 767 airplane—yet it’s lost $7B (and counting) on this program.

Zoom in here to learn why.

In that Number


Turkey’s defense and aerospace exports totaled $5.5B in 2023, up 25% from the year prior.

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And Finally…

  • The Air Force and Raytheon tested a new portable AESA radar for the NASAMS missile system.

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