Jon Harper, managing editor, National Defense Magazine.

By Jon Harper nationaldefensemagazine.org — Defense Budgets Could Fall Victim to COVID-19 iStock illustration The coronavirus pandemic, which has already exacted a staggering human and economic toll, may soon take a bite out of Pentagon spending. News and insight for defense and national security professionals. Jon Harper and Stew Magnuson of National Defense magazine ARLINGTON, VA – Two staff members of National Defense magazine, the official publication of the National Defense Industrial Association, are among the winners of the 2019 Defence Media Awards, presented Oct. 13 at the National Press Club in Washington. Special reports by expert journalists focus on defense budgets, military tactics, doctrine and strategy.

The Air Force is hoping that a prize contest will yield a revolutionary new engine that doubles the fuel efficiency of current systems. Harper said the Pentagon would like to increase spending on artificial intelligence research and development as it seeks to develop new unmanned systems such as drones to keep pace with potential adversaries such as China and Russia. ... By Jon Harper…

Jon Harper / National Defense Magazine (March 17, 2020) — The Trump administration’s proposal to begin work on a new nuclear warhead program to modernize the nation’s aging stockpile is expected to be hotly contested. — Reporting by Jon Harper and Yasmin Tadjdeh Blasts from the Past A look at stories from the pages of National Defense as NDIA and the magazine approach their 100th anniversary. BREAKING: Air Force to Transfer 23 Units to Space Force.

National Defense Magazine | 405 followers on LinkedIn | National Defense, NDIA's monthly magazine. National Defense Magazine Subscription Trial Subscription ... National Defense offers insight and analysis on defense programs, policy, business, science and technology. The $2 million Air Force prize will go to the first team that is able to build a new turbine engine that meets the service’s specifications, said Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Tucker, program manager of the prize. For fiscal year 2021, President Donald Trump requested $28.9 billion for the Pentagon’s nuclear enterprise. 3/31/2020 By Jon Harper.