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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Navy Builds New Radar for Carriers, Amphibs

Navy Builds New Radar for Carriers, Amphibs

The Navy plans to put a new ship radar system on both next-generation carriers and amphibious assault ships as a way to reduce costs and increase commonality.

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Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military’s Acquisition Culture

Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military’s Acquisition Culture

U.S. military leadership has known the Pentagon is falling quickly behind the technological curve and opening itself to new and developing threats.

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Defense Hawks Win Support for War ‘Slush Fund’

Defense Hawks Win Support for War ‘Slush Fund’

The House of Representatives has voted in favor of a fiscal 2016 budget that includes almost $100 billion in war funding for the Defense Department. That would be the highest level in years.

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McCain: Navy’s UCLASS in Danger without More Stealth, Weapons

McCain: Navy’s UCLASS in Danger without More Stealth, Weapons

Senator says Navy carrier-launched drone needs to be stealthier and more lethal or the program will be at risk.

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