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

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, June 19th, 2015

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.

Qatar Buys Four C-17 Globemasters to Double Fleet

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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.

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

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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.

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

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, June 15th, 2015

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.

Army Tries Again to Replace or Upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehicle

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Army Tries Again to Replace or Upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Army is again starting from the beginning in exploring a Bradley replacement. Will it be more successful this go around?

McCain Hits Bomb-Sniffing Elephants, NASCAR Ads as Wasteful Spending

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, May 7th, 2015

McCain Hits Bomb-Sniffing Elephants, NASCAR Ads as Wasteful Spending

Sen. John McCain has released a list of federally funded programs and contacts that he has labeled “America’s Most Wasted.”

F-35 Lightning

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Obama Nominates First Airman for JCS Leadership Position in 10 Years

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Obama Nominates First Airman for JCS Leadership Position in 10 Years

President Obama’s nomination of Air Force Gen. Paul Selva as vice chairman marks the first time in ten years an airman has been nominated to one of the leadership positions of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Air Force Realigns B-1 Bombers Under Global Strike Command

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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.

2 Minute Brief: Apache Helicopters

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Fast-Paced Technologies Passing by Military’s Acquisition Culture

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, March 27th, 2015

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.

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

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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.

Pratt & Whitney Subpoenaed on C-17 Engine Maintenance

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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.

New Defense Secretary Breezes through Nomination Process

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, February 13th, 2015

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.

Army Asks for More Money to Upgrade Abrams Tanks

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, February 9th, 2015

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.

Two Minute Brief: Nuclear Subs: First & Latest

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

McCain Wants Investigation into A-10 “Treason” Comments

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

McCain Wants Investigation into A-10 “Treason” Comments

Sen. John McCain has asked the Air Force secretary to open an investigation into the alleged comments made by an Air Force general about A-10 supporters

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name

The Pentagon has chosen to close the Air-Sea Battle Office and fold their work into a new section of the Joint Staff.

Pentagon Won’t Confirm Ashton Carter is Next Defense Secretary

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Pentagon Won’t Confirm Ashton Carter is Next Defense Secretary

Rear Adm. Kirby says he won’t play “parlor game” with press over the possible nomination of Ashton Carter

Latest in Littoral Combat: Aboard the USS Fort Worth

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, November 14th, 2014
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