Congress Seeks to Arm U.S. Allies in the Pacific to Counter China

Congress Seeks to Arm U.S. Allies in the Pacific to Counter China

Lawmakers are hoping to arm and train U.S. allies in the Pacific as a way to counter China’s increasingly assertive behavior in the region.

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Air Force Certifies SpaceX for Missions, Ends Launch Monopoly

Air Force Certifies SpaceX for Missions, Ends Launch Monopoly

The U.S. Air Force has certified SpaceX to launch military satellites, ending a Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture’s decade-long monopoly on the business.

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Pentagon Wants Missile Defense Upgrades, Not East Coast Site

Pentagon Wants Missile Defense Upgrades, Not East Coast Site

DoD would rather invest in upgrading its existing sensors and kill vehicles to better spot and destroy ICBMs from North Korea or Iran than a new East Coast site.

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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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