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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Admiral Says China Outnumbers U.S. in Attack Submarines

Admiral Says China Outnumbers U.S. in Attack Submarines

The Chinese Navy operates a greater number of attack submarines than the U.S. military and is expanding their mission set.

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Army Not Interested in Taking A-10 Warthogs from Air Force

Army Not Interested in Taking A-10 Warthogs from Air Force

The U.S. Army does not want the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 attack planes, even if it would save the venerable Cold War-era aircraft from the bone yard.

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Pentagon Speeds Shipment of M-16s and MRAPS to Iraqi Army

Pentagon Speeds Shipment of M-16s and MRAPS to Iraqi Army

The Pentagon is sending about 10,000 M16s and 250 MRAPs to Iraq under a new program to rush the deal through the State Department.

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Navy Mulls Expanding Growler’s Future After Blanking EA-18G’s Budget

Navy Mulls Expanding Growler’s Future After Blanking EA-18G’s Budget

The Navy didn’t include any new Growlers in its 2016 budget even as it continues to study expanding numbers stationed on carriers.

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Israel Buys More 14 More F-35s as US Denies JSF Sales to Gulf States

Israel Buys More 14 More F-35s as US Denies JSF Sales to Gulf States

The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said the U.S. has no “near term” plans to sell F-35s to nations such as Qatar or the UAE.

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New SecDef Says President Obama Needs Military’s Help

New SecDef Says President Obama Needs Military’s Help

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday that President Obama needs policy guidance from a military perspective.

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Pentagon: Sequestration Would Again Reduce Annual Military Training

Pentagon: Sequestration Would Again Reduce Annual Military Training

Pentagon leaders would have to again slash funding for annual training across the military unless Capitol Hill blocks sequestration.

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Kirby to Step Down as Pentagon Press Secretary

Kirby to Step Down as Pentagon Press Secretary

Rear Adm. John Kirby announced Wednesday he’s leaving his post as Pentagon press secretary to allow Carter to pick his own chief spokesman.

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Pratt & Whitney Subpoenaed on C-17 Engine Maintenance

Pratt & Whitney Subpoenaed on C-17 Engine Maintenance

DoD has subpoenaed Pratt & Whitney’s engine unit for the records of more than $1.5 billion worth of maintenance work on C-17s.

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New Defense Secretary Breezes through Nomination Process

New Defense Secretary Breezes through Nomination Process

The Senate approved Ashton Carter Thursday as the next secretary of defense in a vote that saw only five nays.

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Firms Bid on U.S. Military’s Humvee Replacement Program

Firms Bid on U.S. Military’s Humvee Replacement Program

Companies hoping the build production models of the U.S. military’s Humvee replacement have submitted their final bids.

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Army Asks for More Money to Upgrade Abrams Tanks

Army Asks for More Money to Upgrade Abrams Tanks

The Army asked for 50 percent more funding than it did last year in the defense budget proposal.

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