Welsh Defends Plan to Scrap A-10 as ‘Logical’

Welsh Defends Plan to Scrap A-10 as ‘Logical’

The U.S. Air Force’s top officer said of the proposal, “It’s logical. It’s analytical. It makes imminent sense from a military perspective.”

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Navy Seeks Feedback on UCLASS Program

Navy Seeks Feedback on UCLASS Program

The Navy issued a draft RFP to get more information on the direction of its carrier drone program.

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Firm Helps Navy Dive for Missing Airliner

Firm Helps Navy Dive for Missing Airliner

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. is helping search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 under a potentially $50 million contract with the U.S. Navy.

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Unit Costs Surge for MQ-8 Fire Scout Drone

Unit Costs Surge for MQ-8 Fire Scout Drone

The cost increases for the Navy’s MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned chopper and the Air Force’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System may put the programs at risk of cancellation.

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F-35 Program Production Costs Rise $7.4 Billion

F-35 Program Production Costs Rise $7.4 Billion

The cost to build the Joint Strike Fighter fleet rose 1.88 percent over the past year, said Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan.

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Navy Plan to Halt MH-60 Buy Rattles Sikorsky

Navy Plan to Halt MH-60 Buy Rattles Sikorsky

While Navy officials and the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer have signaled they’re looking for ways to preserve the deal, the situation has spooked defense contractors and their suppliers.

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Defense Spending Dips in U.S., Rises Elsewhere

Defense Spending Dips in U.S., Rises Elsewhere

Global defense expenditures totaled $1.7 trillion in 2013, a decrease of 1.9 percent in real dollars from the previous year, according to a new report.

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Navy Set to Pick Presidential Helicopter Contractor

Navy Set to Pick Presidential Helicopter Contractor

The Navy plans to select the contractor who will build the next generation presidential helicopter next month.

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McCain Joins Fight to Save A-10 Warthog

McCain Joins Fight to Save A-10 Warthog

The influential senator from Arizona has added his voice to the growing chorus of lawmakers seeking to block the Pentagon’s plans to retire the A-10 attack plane.

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Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

The head of Military Sealift Command says his cargo and support vessels are ready to free up the Marine Corps’ amphibious fleet.

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Navy Adds Hellfire Missiles to LCS

Navy Adds Hellfire Missiles to LCS

The Navy is integrating a Hellfire missile onto the Littoral Combat Ship as a way to give the platform more fire-power.

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Osprey Readiness Rates Improved 25% over 5 years

Osprey Readiness Rates Improved 25% over 5 years

Readiness rates over the past five years for the MV-22 Osprey have risen by 25 percent and costs have dropped 20 percent.

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Navy Finishes Specs for Future Nuclear Sub

Navy Finishes Specs for Future Nuclear Sub

Engineers with the U.S. Navy have finished drawing up blueprints for a future class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines.

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Army Opposes Calls for Aviation Commission

Army Opposes Calls for Aviation Commission

The Army is pushing back against calls for an independent panel to analyze its proposal to restructure aviation units in part by stripping the Guard of its Apaches.

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Finmeccanica Proposes 76mm Gun for LCS

Finmeccanica Proposes 76mm Gun for LCS

Finmeccanica is proposing that the OTO Melara 76mm gun be configured onto the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship.

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Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet

Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet

U.S. Marines recently landed K-MAX and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters autonomously using an i-Pad like mini-tablet.

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