Sikorsky Test Flies New Chopper as Parent Mulls Sale

Sikorsky Test Flies New Chopper as Parent Mulls Sale

Sikorsky flew for the first time its next-generation S-97 Raider helicopter, as its parent company mulls a possible sale of the 90-year-old rotorcraft-maker.

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Air Force Names New Chief Scientist

Air Force Names New Chief Scientist

The Air Force chose the president and senior scientist at Charles River Analytics who has also worked with NASA to serve as their new chief scientist.

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Pentagon Estimates New Aircraft Carrier $370 Million Over Budget

Pentagon Estimates New Aircraft Carrier $370 Million Over Budget

The cost estimate of the Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier has already jumped even though Navy leaders have learned their lesson.

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Pentagon to Prioritize Boeing Missile Defense Program

Pentagon to Prioritize Boeing Missile Defense Program

The Pentagon plans to prioritize funding for the ground-based missile defense system being developed by Boeing Co., the second highest-ranking U.S. military officer said.

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Will the A-10 Dodge Retirement — and Get New Wings?

Will the A-10 Dodge Retirement — and Get New Wings?

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress want to add more funding for the Cold War-era gunship in fiscal 2016. The question is how much.

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Future MREs and Safer Vehicles Stand Out at Pentagon’s First Lab Day

Future MREs and Safer Vehicles Stand Out at Pentagon’s First Lab Day

The service branches on Thursday showed off advances in technology for the future battlefield — from better blast protection to longer-lasting pizza.

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Submariner Adm. Richardson Picked As Next CNO

Submariner Adm. Richardson Picked As Next CNO

President Obama nominates the second straight submariner as the Navy’s lead officer.

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Pentagon Taps Milley as Next Army Chief of Staff

Pentagon Taps Milley as Next Army Chief of Staff

The Pentagon chief today named Gen. Mark Milley – a leader with a strong background in light infantry and Special Forces – to replace Gen. Raymond Odierno.

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White House Says F-35s Not For Sale to Gulf Arab States

White House Says F-35s Not For Sale to Gulf Arab States

President Obama’s Camp David summit with the Gulf Arab states on Thursday will seek to boost arms sales to the Gulf neighbors but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been taken off their wish list.

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Next-Generation Harpoon Missile Offered to Navy

Next-Generation Harpoon Missile Offered to Navy

Boeing is offering the Navy a new, all weather anti-ship and land attack weapon designed to double the range and improve the effects of the service’s existing Harpoon.

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Former UK Defense Chief Slams F-35 as ‘White Elephant’

Former UK Defense Chief Slams F-35 as ‘White Elephant’

The United Kingdom’s former defense chief used some colorful language to criticize the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

The Navy is ramping up production of its Standard Missile-6 as part of a broader effort to acquire up to 1,800 of the surface-to-air launched supersonic missiles, Raytheon officials said.

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McCain Hits Bomb-Sniffing Elephants, NASCAR Ads as Wasteful Spending

McCain Hits Bomb-Sniffing Elephants, NASCAR Ads as Wasteful Spending

Sen. John McCain has released a list of federally funded programs and contacts that he has labeled “America’s Most Wasted.”

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Joint Chiefs to Get Overhaul as Obama Presidency Nears Final Approach

Joint Chiefs to Get Overhaul as Obama Presidency Nears Final Approach

President Obama plans to overhaul the Joint Chiefs of Staff this year as he seeks to replace a handful of longtime members whose terms are coming to a close.

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Obama Nominates First Airman for JCS Leadership Position in 10 Years

Obama Nominates First Airman for JCS Leadership Position in 10 Years

President Obama’s nomination of Air Force Gen. Paul Selva as vice chairman marks the first time in ten years an airman has been nominated to one of the leadership positions of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Obama Taps Dunford and Selva to Lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

Obama Taps Dunford and Selva to Lead Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Obama was expected to nominate Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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