U.S. Military Aircraft to Defend ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

U.S. Military Aircraft to Defend ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels

U.S. military aircraft will provide defensive air cover to “moderate” Syrian rebels, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

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Marine Corps Announces F-35B Fighter Jet Ready for Initial Operations

Marine Corps Announces F-35B Fighter Jet Ready for Initial Operations

The service announced the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ready to fly initial operations.

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Saudi Arabia Requests $5.4 Billion Worth of PAC-3 Missiles

Saudi Arabia Requests $5.4 Billion Worth of PAC-3 Missiles

The government of Saudi Arabia has requested several hundred Lockheed Martin Corp.-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles as part of a $5.4 billion deal.

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Pentagon Awards $9 Billion Deal for Electronic Health Records

Pentagon Awards $9 Billion Deal for Electronic Health Records

The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday awarded one of the biggest health information-technology contracts in history to Leidos Inc.

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Spare Parts Needed to Ready F-35 for the Pacific, General Says

Spare Parts Needed to Ready F-35 for the Pacific, General Says

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to protect funding for spare parts needed to prepare the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for eventual deployment to the Asia-Pacific region, a general said.

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Army: New Night Vision Strategy Saves Millions

Army: New Night Vision Strategy Saves Millions

Army equipment officials are preaching about a new acquisition strategy that they say will mean better night vision gear for soldiers at a much cheaper price.

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Marine Corps Will ‘Soon’ Announce F-35 Ready for Initial Operations

Marine Corps Will ‘Soon’ Announce F-35 Ready for Initial Operations

The service is expected to announce the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ready to fly initial operations in the near future, a general said.

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Navy Builds Second America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship

Navy Builds Second America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship

The Navy and Huntington Ingalls are nearly one-third complete with initial construction of the soon-to-be USS Tripoli, the second new America-class amphibious assault ship.

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Lockheed Lands $1.6 Billion Deal for PAC-3 Missiles Abroad

Lockheed Lands $1.6 Billion Deal for PAC-3 Missiles Abroad

The world’s largest defense contractor won a $1.6 billion contract from the U.S. Army to supply PAC-3 Patriot missiles to governments in the Middle East and Asia.

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Future Choppers Must Share More Parts, Officials Say

Future Choppers Must Share More Parts, Officials Say

The U.S. military’s future helicopter fleets must share more parts in order to better control operational and maintenance costs, officials said.

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Forbes: U.S. Has No China Strategy

Forbes: U.S. Has No China Strategy

The United States needs to step up its naval presence in the South China Sea, according to Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va.

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Lockheed Acquires Sikorsky in Major Defense Deal

Lockheed Acquires Sikorsky in Major Defense Deal

Defense Giant Lockheed Martin has purchased helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for a reported price of $9 billion, company officials announced July 20.

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SpaceX to Discuss Recent Falcon 9 Rocket Failure

SpaceX to Discuss Recent Falcon 9 Rocket Failure

The head of SpaceX will discuss preliminary results of the investigation into the recent failure of the Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to the International Space Station.

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McCain’s LOL Jokes During His Heritage Speech

McCain’s LOL Jokes During His Heritage Speech

The longtime senator from Arizona and now chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee had a slew of entertaining one-liners during a recent speech.

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McCain Renews Call to Supply Ukraine with Javelin Missile

McCain Renews Call to Supply Ukraine with Javelin Missile

Sen. John McCain renewed his call for the U.S. to supply Ukrainian forces with the Javelin anti-tank missile in their fight against pro-Russian separatists.

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Navy Defends Middle East Carrier-Gap Concern

Navy Defends Middle East Carrier-Gap Concern

The Navy will increase its global carrier presence next year despite numerous reports it will experience a Middle East carrier-gap as soon as this Fall,

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