Navy Starts Sea Testing New Carrier Landing Software for Fighter Jets

Navy Starts Sea Testing New Carrier Landing Software for Fighter Jets

The Navy is preparing for its first at-sea test of a new software program for F-18s designed to make it easier for the multi-role fighters to land on carriers.

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House Boosts Funds for Nuclear Submarines, Super Hornets and Amphibs

House Boosts Funds for Nuclear Submarines, Super Hornets and Amphibs

Nuclear submarines, F/A-18 Super Hornets, new amphibious assault ships, Tomahawk missiles and Littoral Combat Ships end up on the House Armed Services proposal.

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Air Force Realigns B-1 Bombers Under Global Strike Command

Air Force Realigns B-1 Bombers Under Global Strike Command

The Air Force moved its B-1 bombers from Air Combat Command to Global Strike Command in an effort to organize its entire bomber fleet under one command.

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Congress Adds Cash to Special Account to Build New Nuclear Submarines

Congress Adds Cash to Special Account to Build New Nuclear Submarines

Lawmakers will add money into a special fund established this year for the purpose of paying for the Ohio Replacement Program.

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Navy Studies Building 3 Virginia-Class Attack Submarines per Year

Navy Studies Building 3 Virginia-Class Attack Submarines per Year

The Navy is investigating the prospect of building three new Virginia-class attack submarines per year instead of two.

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Air Force to Team with Rocket Makers on New Engine

Air Force to Team with Rocket Makers on New Engine

The U.S. Air Force wants to partner with rocket makers in developing a new propulsion system that could replace Russian-made technology used on existing boosters, officials said.

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General: Failures May Disrupt Competitive Rocket Launches

General: Failures May Disrupt Competitive Rocket Launches

The general in charge of Air Force Space Command warned that failures may disrupt how the service buys rocket launches from competitive providers.

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Coast Guard Commandant Says U.S. Falling Far Behind Russia in Arctic

Coast Guard Commandant Says U.S. Falling Far Behind Russia in Arctic

Adm. Paul F. Zukunft said the U.S. is practically a bystander in the region while Russia operates 27 icebreakers.

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ULA Unveils ‘Vulcan’ Rocket to End Russian Dependence

ULA Unveils ‘Vulcan’ Rocket to End Russian Dependence

A Lockheed Martin Corp.-Boeing Co. joint venture has unveiled a new rocket called the Vulcan designed in part to end the firm’s dependence on Russian engines.

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Air Force General Fired for A-10 ‘Treason’ Comments

Air Force General Fired for A-10 ‘Treason’ Comments

The U.S. Air Force general who warned subordinates that praising the A-10 aircraft to lawmakers amounts to “treason” has been fired, the service said.

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New Pentagon Plan Emphasizes Buying Adaptive Weapons

New Pentagon Plan Emphasizes Buying Adaptive Weapons

The Defense Department’s top weapons buyer said future systems must take advantage of rapidly evolving commercial technology.

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Navy Prepares Amphibs for F-35B’s First Deployment in 2018

Navy Prepares Amphibs for F-35B’s First Deployment in 2018

The Navy and Marine Corps are preparing their amphibious assault ships for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter’s first ever deployment slated for 2018.

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Space Forum Bans Press from Cybersecurity Panels

Space Forum Bans Press from Cybersecurity Panels

Organizers of the nation’s biggest space conference have banned reporters and other members of the press from attending any of the event’s panels on cybersecurity.

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US Army: Vietnam-Era M113 Won’t be Replaced until the 2020s

US Army: Vietnam-Era M113 Won’t be Replaced until the 2020s

U.S. Army generals suggested the M113 will remain in the inventory — and inside the wire — for another decade until the Vietnam-era tracked vehicle is retired.

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US Army Eyes Ukraine Conflict for Intel on Russian Military Technology

US Army Eyes Ukraine Conflict for Intel on Russian Military Technology

The U.S. Army is working to glean intelligence on Russian military technology from the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.

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General Says Army Must Stop Banking on ‘Leap-Ahead’ Technology

General Says Army Must Stop Banking on ‘Leap-Ahead’ Technology

The U.S. Army’s advanced technology czar said that the service must focus on accelerating the innovation of attainable technologies.

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