Logistics

US Navy Prints Metal Parts on the High Seas

An amphibious assault ship is testing a shipboard 3D printer during RIMPAC exercises.

For Russia and the West, Ukraine War Is a Study in Supply

“I fully believe that logistics has been an Achilles heel for the Russians,” Army Secretary Wormuth said.

A Marine Logistics Base May Be the Warehouse of the Future

Virginia Tech researchers aim to use 5G networks to track items as they come and go.

America’s Stockpiles Are Hardly Strategic

Before we assemble new reserves of critical commodities, we need a hard look at the existing ones.

The Real F-35 Problem We Need to Solve

Unless its logistics can be improved, the jet’s contributions to a major fight will be far less than Pentagon wargamers are counting on.

US Marines Try Using Drones to Bring Blood to Battle

The light unmanned aircraft made hundreds of supply drops during recent Australian live-fire wargames.

US Navy’s Drone Tanker Prototype Takes First Flight

Now service officials hope they can get the MQ-25 operating faster than planned.

Stop China’s Infiltration of US Railroads

America shouldn’t be buying Chinese railcars, ceding control of its rail industry, or injecting spyware-laden rolling stock into its transportation network.

How Artificial Intelligence Could Keep US Army Vehicles Ready for Action

A yearlong pilot program will see if AI can predict when components on Bradley Fighting Vehicles will break.

Cargo Bases in Space: Air Force General Wants Them Within a Decade

The service’s mobility chief is already talking with SpaceX and other companies about the possibilities of orbiting supply dumps.

US Navy Wants a Next-Gen Supply Network — and Fast

An accelerated-acquisition office is seeking industry's best ideas for keeping track of parts and repairs ashore and at sea.

Half of the US Military’s Sites Are Vulnerable to Climate Change. Now What?

Next up: figuring out what bases, airfields, and naval stations need help first, says the former Pentagon appointee who started the survey.

Will Pakistan Close NATO’s Supply Routes into Afghanistan? Mattis Plays Down Possibility

‘I’m not concerned,’ the defense secretary tells reporters after the White House announced an intention to suspend military aid to Islamabad.