🔷 Saved Rounds! 3.12.24

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


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They Said It
“Our high-energy lasers are so susceptible to weather. That’s why I think this is going to be a great laboratory because anytime there’s a dust storm, anytime there’s that kind of thing, it starts to alter the physics of the light particles that actually shoot that beam.”

— Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James Mingus, on sending prototype Stryker-mounted laser weapons to the Middle East

Zoom in

Having American-made steel ready for defense programs is a national security imperative. Or is it?

Zoom in here for an interesting counter-argument (and an MRAP story you’ve never heard) by someone who used to oversee the Pentagon’s industrial policy.

In that Number

39%

AeroVironment reported a landmark earnings quarter, marking a 39% increase from last year.

The cause: the demand for loitering munitions in Ukraine—they build the Switchblade.

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