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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

Aboard the USS America

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

ANG Director Wants C-130 Study Next Year

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

ANG Director Wants C-130 Study Next Year

Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III wants to evaluate the Guard’s C-130 fleet ahead of a road map to transition the Guard to the J-model.

AFA 2014: Secretary of the Air Force

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Kendall Questions Number of Army Modernization Programs

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Kendall Questions Number of Army Modernization Programs

The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said he’s “concerned” about the number of new weapons program, especially those within the Army.

Congress to Review Military Equipment Sent to Police

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Congress to Review Military Equipment Sent to Police

Senator Levin said Congress would re-evaluate the program the Pentagon set up to pass on unwanted military gear to to local police.

Next-Gen Combat Pilot Helmet

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Force’s Space Equation

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Force’s Space Equation

ULA’s dependence on Russian rocket engines seems to put the joint venture at risk as sanctions against Russian companies intensify.

Gaza Shows Worth in Laser Missile Defense Systems

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Gaza Shows Worth in Laser Missile Defense Systems

The costly Iron Dome missile defense system is proving its worth and the need for laser missile defense systems.

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

Super Hornet Puts on a Super Show

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Grounded? Top F-35 Official Discuss Issues

By Michael Hoffman on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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