Navy Launches New Affordability Plan for Ford-Class Carriers

Navy Launches New Affordability Plan for Ford-Class Carriers

The Navy plans to spend $25 million per year beginning in 2017 as a way to invest in techniques of lowering the cost of building the services’ new Ford-class aircraft carriers.

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Pentagon Defends F-35 After Report Says it Can’t Dogfight

Pentagon Defends F-35 After Report Says it Can’t Dogfight

The Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office is defending its new stealth aircraft in response to a recent news report citing a test-pilot’s analysis claiming the aircraft proved to be inferior to an F-16 in “dogfighting” test scenarios.

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Drone-Maker Sees Growing Maritime Surveillance Market

Drone-Maker Sees Growing Maritime Surveillance Market

The closely held company behind the successful Predator-series drones sees growing demand for maritime-surveillance missions.

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Navy Sees Broader Role for Joint High Speed Vessel

Navy Sees Broader Role for Joint High Speed Vessel

The Navy has stepped up deployments of its new Joint High Speed Vessel in exercises around the globe as part of a broader effort to expand the mission, service officials said.

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Navy Debuts New LCS Maintenance Strategy with USS Fort Worth

Navy Debuts New LCS Maintenance Strategy with USS Fort Worth

The Navy’s third Littoral Combat Ship is launching a new expeditionary maintenance capability while on deployment in the Pacific theater.

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General Atomics Readies Drone for European Skies

General Atomics Readies Drone for European Skies

Drone-maker General Atomics is upgrading a version of its Predator-series drone so it can fly across European skies by 2019.

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US Navy’s First Littoral Combat Ship Enters Dry Dock for Repairs

US Navy’s First Littoral Combat Ship Enters Dry Dock for Repairs

The USS Freedom, or LCS 1, has entered a three-to-four-month dry dock maintenance period wherein it will receive a series of upgrades and repairs.

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Pentagon to Send Tanks, Vehicles and Howitzers Back to Europe

Pentagon to Send Tanks, Vehicles and Howitzers Back to Europe

The U.S. Defense Department will send hundreds of Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Paladin howitzers to Eastern Europe.

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After Battlefield Wins, Helo Drone Hovers to Commercial Market

After Battlefield Wins, Helo Drone Hovers to Commercial Market

With the Marine Corps’ K-MAX helicopter drones sitting in storage, the manufacturer of the unmanned choppers has begun inking deals for commercial versions.

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Lockheed Seeks Savings to Land 3-Year F-35 Block Buy by U.S.

Lockheed Seeks Savings to Land 3-Year F-35 Block Buy by U.S.

Company officials said they want to find the “double digit” savings Frank Kendall listed last month when he showed interest in the block buy.

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Qatar Buys Four C-17 Globemasters to Double Fleet

Qatar Buys Four C-17 Globemasters to Double Fleet

Qatar bought four of the remaining five C-17 Globemasters that Boeing built before ending production on the cargo aircraft.

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Flournoy: No Quick Fix Likely to Pentagon Budget Woes

Flournoy: No Quick Fix Likely to Pentagon Budget Woes

The former highest-ranking woman at the U.S. Defense Department who turned down the Pentagon’s top job said there probably won’t be a deal in Congress anytime soon to undo defense spending caps.

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Kawasaki’s P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft Pushes P-8 in Paris

Kawasaki’s P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft Pushes P-8 in Paris

The maritime patrol aircraft market is expanding as Russian and Chinese submarine activity continues to draw more concerns.

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Boeing Looks to Sell Retired A-10 Warthogs Abroad

Boeing Looks to Sell Retired A-10 Warthogs Abroad

As the Air Force pushes to retire its fleet of A-10 attack aircraft, Boeing doesn’t want the planes to waste away in the desert — it wants to sell them abroad.

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Lockheed Martin Defends F-35’s Close Air Support Capabilities

Lockheed Martin Defends F-35’s Close Air Support Capabilities

Lockheed said it has not received a request from the Marine Corps or Air Force to speed up the delivery of the gun on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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UTC to Sell or Spin Off Sikorsky

UTC to Sell or Spin Off Sikorsky

United Technologies announced that it plans to sell or spin off its the Sikorsky Aircraft business, subject to final Board approval, company officials announced June 15.

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