Think Tank: Cancel the Littoral Combat Ship

Think Tank: Cancel the Littoral Combat Ship

A research group is calling on lawmakers to cancel the Littoral Combat Ship months after the Pentagon cut the number of vessels it plans to buy.

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Cyber Deal Tops Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

Cyber Deal Tops Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

The Defense Department awarded 75 contracts potentially worth $6.2 billion in the week ending Aug. 22, according to a Military​.com analysis.

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Pentagon May Retool Budget for Iraq Airstrikes

Pentagon May Retool Budget for Iraq Airstrikes

The U.S. Defense Department may need to modify next year’s budget to pay for airstrikes targeting Islamic militants in Iraq, officials said.

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Navy Awards $2.5 Billion Cyber Contract

Navy Awards $2.5 Billion Cyber Contract

Five contractors won seats on a multi-billion-dollar contract to upgrade the Navy’s ship-based computer networks against cybersecurity threats.

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F-16 Grounding Highlights Need for Upgrades

F-16 Grounding Highlights Need for Upgrades

The U.S. Air Force’s grounding of more than half its fleet of F-16D fighter jets highlights the need for ongoing structural upgrades of the aging aircraft.

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Fuel Deals Top Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

Fuel Deals Top Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

The Defense Department awarded 78 contracts potentially worth $5.6 billion in the week ending Aug. 15, according to a Military​.com analysis.

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Congress to Review Military Equipment Sent to Police

Congress to Review Military Equipment Sent to Police

Senator Levin said Congress would re-evaluate the program the Pentagon set up to pass on unwanted military gear to to local police.

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Boeing Wins $300 Million Contract for P-8 Parts

Boeing Wins $300 Million Contract for P-8 Parts

The award comes as the Chicago-based aerospace giant is cutting costs from its defense segment in anticipation of a downturn in U.S. military spending.

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Army: DCGS Competition Planned for 2016

Army: DCGS Competition Planned for 2016

The U.S. Army plans to hold a competition in fiscal 2016 to develop the next phase of its controversial battlefield intelligence system.

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Lockheed-Boeing Rocket Venture Replaces CEO

Lockheed-Boeing Rocket Venture Replaces CEO

United Launch Alliance President and CEO Michael Gass, who served in the positions since the venture’s formation in 2006, has stepped down.

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Army Picks Firms to Build Future Helicopter

Army Picks Firms to Build Future Helicopter

The service selected a Sikorsky-Boeing team and a Bell-Lockheed team to build prototypes for the first phase of the Joint Multi-Role helicopter program.

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Pentagon Ordered to Better Track Threats to Taiwan

Pentagon Ordered to Better Track Threats to Taiwan

Congress added language to the 2015 defense budget requiring the Pentagon to assess and confront Chinese military expansion.

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Will U.S. Fighters Hit U.S.-Made Tanks in Iraq?

Will U.S. Fighters Hit U.S.-Made Tanks in Iraq?

As U.S. warplanes launched airstrikes against Islamic extremists in northern Iraq, CNN reported the fighters were in possession of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks.

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Navy: Cuts Threaten 306-Ship Fleet Goal

Navy: Cuts Threaten 306-Ship Fleet Goal

The Navy’s latest 30-year shipbuilding plan calling for a fleet size of more than 300 ships and submarines is at risk because of budget cuts.

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Firm Developed Ebola Drug with DoD Funding

Firm Developed Ebola Drug with DoD Funding

Kentucky BioProcessing is the only entity approved by the U.S. government to produce a drug cocktail of antibodies to fight the Ebola virus.

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Air Force Works to Extend Life of C-130 Fleet

Air Force Works to Extend Life of C-130 Fleet

The Air Force is extending the service life of its fleet of C-130 combat delivery aircraft by replacing center wing boxes on some of the planes and adding new electronics.

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