Steven J. Zaloga

23
September
2014

Tomahawk Missile Use Against ISIS, Khorasan In Syria Suggests Highly Accurate US Intelligence

Featuring: Steven J. Zaloga

Tomahawk Missile Use Against ISIS, Khorasan In Syria Suggests Highly Accurate US Intelligence

"You don't use Tomahawks against small moving targets, only fixed buildings, or possibly ships," said Steve Zaloga, a missile expert for Teal Group, a Virginia-based military and aviation analysis firm. "I think more broadly, the Tomahawk has typically been used where you don't want to lose any aircraft, so you'd send it into areas with enemy air defense or that is deep behind enemy lines."

Media Outlet: International Business Times Tags Cruise Missiles | Syria | Tomahawk

18
July
2014

Shooting Down MH17: How Hard Would It Be To Take Down A Passenger Jet With A Buk Missile System?

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Shooting Down MH17: How Hard Would It Be To Take Down A Passenger Jet With A Buk Missile System?

"It requires an extensive crew, a dozen men, and they all have to be highly trained," said Steve Zaloga, a senior analyst at Teal Group in Fairfax, Virginia, and an expert in Russian military technology. "Some of the tasks are less complicated, like more administrative tasks, but difficult training is required either way."

According to Zaloga, it's not as if the pro-separatists just found the launcher and pointed it at the aircraft. First of all, operating the launcher typically requires two or three other other radar vehicles and a supporting command system.

"All of the vehicles have to interact together at the same time, which is why the U.S. government is suspicious about who was helping them use the equipment," Zaloga said.

Media Outlet: International Business Times Tags Buk | Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 | Missiles | Russia

18
July
2014

Weapon Eyed in Malaysia Jet Crash Can't Tell Planes Apart

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Weapon Eyed in Malaysia Jet Crash Can't Tell Planes Apart

he powerful Cold War-era Buk missile system was built to protect Soviet army units from attacking aircraft during wartime. Unlike fixed-weapons used for national air defense, a Buk system in the field being used by separatist rebels likely wouldn't have information from air-traffic control centers, said Steve Zaloga, a senior analyst for the Teal Group Corp. in Virginia.

"The Buk system is not designed for peacetime use where it interacts with air traffic control," Zaloga said. "They would have seen a radar blip at 33,000 feet, but that's all they would have seen."

Media Outlet: NBC News Tags Buk | Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 | Missiles | Russia

18
November
2013

Gulf Nations Eye Strike Capabilities

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Gulf Nations Eye Strike Capabilities

These proposed sales, particularly the long-range SLAM-ERs, raised eyebrows in the defense community. If these sales are approved by Congress, it would mark the first time SLAM-ER has been sold to the Gulf region. Analysts point to the rise of Iran, a joint enemy to the US, Israel and countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, as a key driver that could be changing the long-held policy. “Seeing these [deals] pop up strongly suggests to me there has been a policy change somewhere,” said Steve Zaloga, an analyst with the Virginia-based Teal Group. “Somebody had made a decision that these will be openly offered to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”

Media Outlet: Defense News Tags Foreign Military Sales | Middle East

14
February
2013

Drone Tests Must Adhere to Privacy Rules, U.S. FAA Says

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Drone Tests Must Adhere to Privacy Rules, U.S. FAA Says

Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, called the FAA's announcement a good first step. "It's a smart start to this to use the test phase to also test what works best to protect privacy," he said. The U.S. still needs to regulate drone use by law enforcement, Calabrese said. The global market for drones will grow to $11.4 billion in 2022 from $6.6 billion this year, according to Teal Group Corp. of Fairfax, Virginia, which analyzes the industry. Major drone makers include Northrop Grumman Corp., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., and Aerovironment Inc., which make most sales to the U.S. military, said Steve Zaloga, a Teal Group analyst.

Media Outlet: Bloomberg News Tags Drones

01
February
2010

Sikorsky Venture to Develop Unmanned Black Hawk

Featuring: Steven J. Zaloga

Sikorsky Venture to Develop Unmanned Black Hawk

Sikorsky is jumping into a lucrative and growing market. Steven Zaloga, a senior analyst at Teal Group Corp. in Fairfax, Virginia, said unmanned aerial vehicles represent “one of the few dynamic markets” in the aerospace industry hit hard in the recession. The Teal Group estimates the global market for unmanned aerial vehicle hardware will rise from $2.9 billion this year to $5.5 billion in 2019, Zaloga said.

Media Outlet: Army Times Tags Sikorsky | UAVs

20
April
2009

Weapons Get Smaller, Deadlier at China Lake

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Weapons Get Smaller, Deadlier at China Lake

Engineers at the sprawling China Lake complex, one of the nation’s largest weapons test facilities with 6,600 workers, are hoping to be at the forefront. “We’re sort of at the same stage as we were in 1914 when we began to arm airplanes,” said Steven Zaloga, a military analyst with the Teal Group Corp. Pentagon officials say robotic planes have been particularly effective. As a result, demand for them has climbed sharply and Pentagon planners have rethought how they develop and deploy new weapon systems, analysts said.

Media Outlet: The Los Angeles Times Tags China Lake | Miniature Missiles

31
October
2005

Small Firms Turn to Drones

Featuring: Steven J. Zaloga

Small Firms Turn to Drones

But the mini drones are far more common, making up about 75 percent of the military’s pilotless planes. They are cheaper to build, easier to use, and popular with the ground troops because they have saved hundreds of lives, said Steven Zaloga, a senior analyst with the Teal Group Corp., a defense consulting firm in Fairfax. Aiding their proliferation is the Pentagon’s decision to give millions of dollars to the commands overseas to spend on their most pressing wartime needs without going through the time-consuming purchasing bureaucracy, Zaloga said. Getting rid of the red tape opened the flood gates for small firms. “These mini drones gave the people with their boots on the ground mini-intelligence systems, which in turn spurred more demand,” Zaloga said. “Drones are no longer just for the general sitting in his Pentagon office.”

Media Outlet: The Washington Post Tags Drones

24
April
1997

Missile Fails 4 Tests But Gets Pentagon Green Light

Featuring: Steven J. Zaloga

Missile Fails 4 Tests But Gets Pentagon Green Light

Experts say the technology is so complex that the program simply needs time to mature. Analyst Steven Zaloga, who follows the missile industry for the Teal Group defense consulting firm, said he was not surprised that the Pentagon panels gave the troubled THAAD a green light. “People have to be more patient with it,” Zaloga said. “New technology doesn’t follow schedules real tightly.”

Media Outlet: The Baltimore Sun Tags THAAD

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