🔷 Saved Rounds! 5.28.24

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
“We will measure our progress one airplane at a time.”

— Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun, discussing actions the company is taking to strengthen safety, quality and company culture

Zoom in

The Gaza Pier mission uses an obscure military capability called Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS). This capability involves building a sprawling staging area in the middle of the sea and then constructing a floating pier that can be stabbed into a beach. This allows trucks or tanks to roll off after ships bring them from the staging area to the pier.

Zoom in here to learn about the origins of this military capability—it was invented in 1939 using cigar boxes.

In that Number


There were 76 mergers and acquisitions in the defense and space industry during the first quarter of 2024, a 55% increase from the same period the previous year and a 31% rise from the previous quarter.


Our new podcast dives into Ukraine’s rapidly developing defense industry with a US company that just established the country’s first privately-funded defense tech accelerator.

Check it out on YouTube or download the pod on SpotifyApplePandoraiHeartRadio, or wherever you get your content!

They Said It
“That is why the EU needs a new flagship programme — a European air defence shield — a comprehensive air defence system to protect our common EU airspace against all incoming threats.”

— Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a joint letter to the European Union for a united effort to protect the skies over Europe from Russian threats. Since it was written, we kept in all of those weird European misspellings.

OBTW, in case you didn’t think they are serious: Poland already plans to spend over $2.5 billion to fortify its eastern border.

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