Lockheed Martin said Wednesday that the Air Force now will be able to use common and existing aircraft interfaces when adding new weapons to its fleet. The first case will be AGM-158A Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile. The Lockheed innovation will save big bucks and lots of time by making the new weapon adapt to the aircraft, says Lockheed’s Randy Bigum. Makes sense to us.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.