Report: Boeing Plans for Post-Fighter Future

Report: Boeing Plans for Post-Fighter Future

Boeing Co. is planning for an era in which in no longer builds fighter jets, even as they’re flown to fight Islamic militants in Iraq, according to a news report.

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Raytheon Tests New Extended Range Griffin Missile

Raytheon Tests New Extended Range Griffin Missile

Raytheon is testing a new extended range Griffin missile which triples the range of the existing weapon and adds infrared imaging guidance technology.

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Welsh on Aging Fleets: ‘Airplanes Are Falling Apart’

Welsh on Aging Fleets: ‘Airplanes Are Falling Apart’

Top U.S. Air Force officials said the service must protect funding to upgrade aging fleets of aircraft while investing in new technologies despite budget cuts.

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ANG Director Wants C-130 Study Next Year

ANG Director Wants C-130 Study Next Year

Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III wants to evaluate the Guard’s C-130 fleet ahead of a road map to transition the Guard to the J-model.

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Bogdan: F-35 Engine Fix May be Ready by Year’s End

Bogdan: F-35 Engine Fix May be Ready by Year’s End

The U.S. Defense Department official in charge of the F-35 fighter jet program said he hopes to have a fix in place for a defective engine part by the end of the year.

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Air Force Launches Search for New Rocket Engine

Air Force Launches Search for New Rocket Engine

The Air Force will meet with firms interested in developing a replacement to the Russian-made RD-180 engine that helps lift U.S. military and spy satellites into space.

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F-15 Crash Raises Concerns on Aging Fleet

F-15 Crash Raises Concerns on Aging Fleet

The crash in Virginia last month of an F-15C Eagle fighter renewed concerns over the aging aircraft of the Air Force.

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Lawmakers Build Support for Fight Against ISIL

Lawmakers Build Support for Fight Against ISIL

Several experts have indicated that there is growing political will to confront ISIL as well as enough funding in the 2015 OCO budget.

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Special Ops Deal Tops Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

Special Ops Deal Tops Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

The Defense Department awarded 52 contracts valued at $1.5 billion in the week ending Sept. 5 — a significant slowdown from the previous week.

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Osprey to Fly in NATO Exercises

A U.S. Air Force commander assigned to NATO said the alliance plans to fly V-22 Ospreys in upcoming exercises.

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Navy Receives First Block III Virginia-Class Submarine

Navy Receives First Block III Virginia-Class Submarine

The Navy accepted delivery of the USS North Dakota on Aug. 29.

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Kendall Questions Number of Army Modernization Programs

Kendall Questions Number of Army Modernization Programs

The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said he’s “concerned” about the number of new weapons program, especially those within the Army.

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Boeing to Begin Building AH-6i Helos for Saudis

Boeing to Begin Building AH-6i Helos for Saudis

Boeing has received a $245 million contract to buy parts and other long lead items for 24 of the helicopters for Saudi Arabia.

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Pentagon: Iraq Ops Cost $7.5 Million a Day

Pentagon: Iraq Ops Cost $7.5 Million a Day

The U.S. Defense Department since mid-June has spent about $7.5 million a day on military operations to combat Islamic extremists in northern Iraq.

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New Threats Change Amphibious Assault Strategy

New Threats Change Amphibious Assault Strategy

Admirals want to buy more Landing Craft Air Cushions in light of the increased global missile threat in the Pacific.

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U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Cost $100 Million to Date

U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Cost $100 Million to Date

The bulk of the estimated price tag actually comes from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, not strike sorties, according to a defense budget analyst.

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