Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military’s Acquisition Culture

Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military’s Acquisition Culture

U.S. military leadership has known the Pentagon is falling quickly behind the technological curve and opening itself to new and developing threats.

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Defense Hawks Win Support for War ‘Slush Fund’

Defense Hawks Win Support for War ‘Slush Fund’

The House of Representatives has voted in favor of a fiscal 2016 budget that includes almost $100 billion in war funding for the Defense Department. That would be the highest level in years.

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McCain: Navy’s UCLASS in Danger without More Stealth, Weapons

McCain: Navy’s UCLASS in Danger without More Stealth, Weapons

Senator says Navy carrier-launched drone needs to be stealthier and more lethal or the program will be at risk.

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Report: Navy Adds Super Hornets and F-35s to Congressional Wish List

Report: Navy Adds Super Hornets and F-35s to Congressional Wish List

The Navy’s 2016 “wish list” for Congress includes requests to buy more F/A-18 Super Hornets and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.

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Odierno: Chiefs, Not Civilians, Should Play Bigger Role in Weapon Buys

Odierno: Chiefs, Not Civilians, Should Play Bigger Role in Weapon Buys

The U.S. Army’s top officer said service chiefs rather than civilians should play a bigger role in deciding what kinds of weapons the military buys.

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Marines Shelve Humvee Upgrades Due to Budget Cuts

Marines Shelve Humvee Upgrades Due to Budget Cuts

The U.S. Marine Corps has decided to shelve a planned upgrade of its Humvee fleet due to budget cuts, an official said.

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Navy’s Next Generational Nuclear Submarine Fund Has No Money

Navy’s Next Generational Nuclear Submarine Fund Has No Money

The Navy and Congress have yet to find money for a newly created account designed to pay for the Ohio Replacement Program.

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Lawmaker: Removal of Apache Helicopters from Guard ‘Devastating’

Lawmaker: Removal of Apache Helicopters from Guard ‘Devastating’

The panel needs to ensure Congress does not regret allowing the active-duty Army to take Apache helicopters away from the Guard, a lawmaker said Tuesday.

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Navy Wants 28 More Tomahawks on Virginia-Class Submarines

Navy Wants 28 More Tomahawks on Virginia-Class Submarines

The Navy is evaluating whether it can add 28 more Tomahawk missiles to each Virginia-class submarine sooner than expected.

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Marine Corps General Stumps for Coast Guard Cutters

Marine Corps General Stumps for Coast Guard Cutters

The head of U.S. Southern Command said the vessels are needed to intercept the flow of cocaine and other illegal drugs from South America.

South America and Latin America to stem the flow of cocaine and other illegal drugs into the U.S.,

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Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Lawmakers voiced concerns about the Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle, questioning the service’s selection of wheels over the tracked design.

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F-35 Will Not Reach Full Close-Air-Support Potential Until 2022

F-35 Will Not Reach Full Close-Air-Support Potential Until 2022

F-35 pilots will have to wait until 2022 to fire the U.S. military’s top close-air-support bomb after the Small Diameter Bomb II enters service in 2017.

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Afghan Military to Receive Its First A-29s in December

Afghan Military to Receive Its First A-29s in December

The first of the A-29 Super Tucanos will begin arriving in December to begin their close-air-support missions after years of delays and court fights.

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Carter Blasts Spending Cuts in His First Budget Pitch to Congress

Carter Blasts Spending Cuts in His First Budget Pitch to Congress

The new defense secretary pleaded with Congress Tuesday to back President Obama’s proposed fiscal 2016 defense budget that exceeds spending caps by about $38 billion.

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Navy Deploys Drones Under Arctic Ice Ahead of Increased Ship Presence

Navy Deploys Drones Under Arctic Ice Ahead of Increased Ship Presence

The U.S. Navy wants to know how quickly the ice is melting and understand how soon the U.S. and Russia will be competing for strategic waterways.

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Thornberry’s Defense Budget Exceeds Pentagon’s Request by $16 Billion

Thornberry’s Defense Budget Exceeds Pentagon’s Request by $16 Billion

A lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for a fiscal 2016 defense budget that would exceed spending caps by $50 billion.

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