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Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor

Marcus Weisgerber
Marcus Weisgerber is the global business editor for Defense One, where he writes about the intersection of business and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than 16 years, previously as Pentagon correspondent for Defense News and chief editor of Inside the Air Force. He has reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and often travels with the defense secretary and other senior military officials. Marcus’ work has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and many other U.S. and international publications. He has provided expert analysis on BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM and other television and radio networks. In 2018, he won a Neal Award for his coverage of the Pentagon and defense industry. Marcus served as vice president of the Pentagon Press Association from 2015 to 2022. An avid hockey fan, Marcus earned a bachelor's degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.
Policy

The Army Picked a Black Hawk Replacement — But the Fight May Have Just Begun

Sikorsky and Boeing are protesting the service choosing a Bell-made tiltrotor, and lawmakers are angry.

Business

Expect Big Replenishment Orders Soon, Army Tells Industry

February and March should bring contracts to replace weapons sent to Ukraine, acquisition chief says.

Policy

US Army Readies Ukraine Abrams Tank Options For Policymakers

Logistical details must be hashed out in the wake of Biden’s pledge.

Business

CEOs Downplay Anticipated Gridlock on Capitol Hill, Defense Spending Cuts

Lockheed, Raytheon chiefs also say pandemic-era supply-chain woes are subsiding.

Business

Advanced F-16 Version Makes First Flight, Lockheed Says

Five countries have ordered the fighter jet’s Block 70 variant, and the company is looking for more customers.

Policy

Germany Resists US, Allied Pressure to Allow Leopard 2 Tanks to Go to Ukraine

German, U.S. officials deny that Berlin would relent if the Pentagon donates Abrams tanks.

Science & Tech

New Sonar For Navy Frigates Could Turn Any Ship into Submarine Hunter, Maker Says

Thales says its Advanced Acoustic Concepts towed sensors can be installed in just two days.

Threats

Navy Secretary Warns: If Defense Industry Can’t Boost Production, Arming Both Ukraine and the US May Become ‘Challenging’

Carlos Del Toro’s comments come as an admiral accuses weapons makers of using the pandemic as an excuse for not delivering arms on time.

Business

OK Boomer: What Today’s Young Shipyard Workers Want

Chicken sandwiches and WiFi, for starters, says the head of Ingalls Shipbuilding.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 114: Germany’s uneasy year ahead + 2023 preview with BAE’s Tom Arseneault

We review the year that was and preview what might lie ahead for the U.S., Europe, and the wider global defense industry.