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The past week has seen rumors and announcements of budget actions against several high- profile military projects in the US and the UK: the British Armyʼs Scout Vehicle, the US Armyʼs EMARSS and MQ-1C, and the US JLTV. The emerging common pattern appears to be excessive commonality with other systems. From that indicator, I offer three aircraft programs in the US that I expect will not proceed, and one in the UK that I expect will yet arise, regardless of budgetary difficulties. I close with a reminder of a classic model for thinking about how to foster the adoption of new ideas—at least those that arenʼt too new not to get adopted.