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SOCOM Engineers Examining Capability Tradeoffs of ‘Iron Man Suit’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/21/2015 1:47 PM1 Approved5/21/2015 2:30 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Engineers at U.S. Special Operations command are in the process of sorting through the tradeoffs between size, weight and power as they seek to develop a revolutionary tactical assault light operator suit, according to program officials.
Air Force’s Aging Bombers Get Digital MakeoverUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/21/2015 1:16 PM1 Approved5/21/2015 1:20 PM
The Air Force plans to continue to update its aging aircraft so they can stay in service until at least 2040.
Sikorsky S-97 Raider About to Take to the SkiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/21/2015 8:48 AM0 Approved5/21/2015 9:01 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider prototype is almost ready for its maiden flight, according to a company executive.
Secretary of the Navy: Cyber is the Future of WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/20/2015 3:13 PM0 Approved5/21/2015 7:51 AM
The Navy must improve cyber security protocols in everything from weapons to command-and-control systems to communications platforms as adversaries continue to invest in their network warfare capabilities, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said May 20.
Air Force Top Scientist Predicts Better Future for Drone PilotsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/20/2015 2:25 PM0 Approved5/20/2015 2:28 PM
Air Force researchers and technologists are working to improve drone control stations.
Special Operations Command Outlines New Sensor, Platform RoadmapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/20/2015 1:23 PM0 Approved5/20/2015 1:26 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command leaders May 20 outlined a new roadmap for how it plans to buy and deploy its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms in the years ahead.
 
Industry Liaison Office Opens Door to Doing Business With SOCOMUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/20/2015 8:58 AM0 Approved5/20/2015 8:59 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command awards $3 billion in contracts each year. For companies that have a product that could help special operators accomplish their missions, SOCOM’s technology and industry liaison office offers them a chance to get a piece of the pie.
SOCOM Leaders: We Need More Non-Traditional Technology PartnersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/19/2015 4:59 PM0 Approved5/20/2015 8:11 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command needs to find new partners among industry and academia to meet the challenges ahead, SOCOM leaders said May 19.
Too Many Grounded Aircraft Put a Crimp on Marine OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/19/2015 1:30 PM3 Approved5/19/2015 1:46 PM
Approximately 19 percent of the Marine Corps aviation inventory currently is grounded.
Japan to Bid on Australian Joint Project for Next-Generation SubmarinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/19/2015 1:13 PM0 Approved5/19/2015 1:31 PM
The Japanese government has given its defense industry permission to bid on an Australian attack submarine contract — another sign that the Asian nation is shedding its former pacifistic policies and willing to export weapons of war, an expert said.
Air Force Signs Agreements With Major Defense Contractors to Cut Red TapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/15/2015 3:31 PM0 Approved5/15/2015 3:38 PM
The Air Force Materiel Command will sign business partnerships with major contractors
Navy Will Take 'Asymmetric' Approaches in Undersea WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/14/2015 6:18 PM0 Approved5/14/2015 6:18 PM
A key component of the Navy's submarine strategy is taking advantage of asymmetric warfare as adversaries build up their undersea anti-access/aerial-denial capabilities, said the commander of the U.S. submarine forces May 14.
Defense Technologists: We Do Things the Private Sector Does NotUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/14/2015 5:07 PM1 Approved5/14/2015 5:08 PM
Defense Technologists: We Do Things the Private Sector Does Not
Washington Think Tanks Make Big Push for Defense ReformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jon Harper5/14/2015 3:20 PM1 Approved5/14/2015 3:25 PM
Defense analysts from 15 think tanks across the political spectrum have joined forces to push lawmakers and the Pentagon to implement sweeping reforms that would free up money to invest in modernization and readiness.
Navy Secretary Unveils New Plan to Recruit, Retain Skilled Sailors and MarinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/13/2015 10:22 AM0 Approved5/13/2015 10:44 AM
In an effort to retain service members and modernize the workforce, the Navy and Marine Corps will be implementing several new personnel policies, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced May 13.
Defense Contractor ‘Reinvents Itself’ to Operate Under Foreign OwnershipUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/13/2015 8:48 AM0 Approved5/13/2015 9:04 AM
SafeNet had to reinvent itself to continue to sell to the government
Analyst: Global Defense Drone Market BoomingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/8/2015 4:18 PM0 Approved5/8/2015 4:26 PM
Over the next 10 years, the global unmanned aerial system market will continue to make exponential gains, said one analyst May 7.
New Era of U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation Sparks Debate (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/8/2015 11:31 AM0 Approved5/18/2015 11:35 AM
The United States and Japan in April approved new guidelines for defense cooperation between the two nations, but questions remain on who will actually benefit from the relationship and whether the guidelines will have a lasting impact.
Navy Leader: Drones of the Future Must Work in TandemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/7/2015 2:24 PM0 Approved5/7/2015 5:33 PM
The Navy wants to weave together imagery gathered by multiple ship-launched unmanned aircraft in order to provide it with better battle space views, a service official said May 6.
Navy to Lean On Industry as Cyber Threats GrowUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/6/2015 4:07 PM0 Approved5/6/2015 4:09 PM
The Navy’s newly released five-year strategic plan for cyber operations calls for enhanced collaboration with industry to meet the service’s demands in the digital realm.
FAA Announces ‘Pathfinder’ Initiative to Improve Drone OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/6/2015 3:41 PM0 Approved5/6/2015 3:49 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration will work with three companies — CNN, PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railway — to test new drone operations in the national airspace, said the agency’s administrator May 6.
Congressman Slams FAA’s Drone RegulationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/6/2015 11:24 AM0 Approved5/6/2015 11:25 AM
It’s “insanity” that U.S. companies are taking their unmanned aerial vehicle research-and-development dollars to other countries because of stringent Federal Aviation Administration regulations, a congressman said May 6.
Army Begins Massive Makeover of Combat Vehicle FleetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/6/2015 10:40 AM3 Approved5/6/2015 10:42 AM
The Army will gut aging tanks and equip them with fresh components and electronics, including a new powerful targeting sensor.
Solar Panels Could Increase Endurance for Robotic SystemsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/6/2015 8:28 AM0 Approved5/6/2015 8:57 AM
By using solar cells along with traditional batteries, unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers could triple or even quadruple a system’s endurance, said one industry executive May 6.
Analyst: Middle East Countries Moving Toward Integrated Missile Defense SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jon Harper5/5/2015 1:14 PM0 Approved5/5/2015 1:27 PM
The Arab nations of the Persian Gulf are moving toward creating an integrated regional missile defense system, an analyst with ties to officials in the Middle East said May 4.
Google Executive: Relations with FAA and Drone Industry ImprovingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/5/2015 12:35 PM0 Approved5/5/2015 12:51 PM
Dialogue between the Federal Aviation Administration and the unmanned aerial system industry, which may lead to integrating the aircraft into national airspace, is improving, a Google executive said May 5.
Indago Drone Used for Disaster Relief Mission in VanuatuUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/5/2015 8:30 AM0 Approved5/5/2015 8:31 AM
After Cyclone Pam devastated the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu, Lockheed Martin’s Indago quad roto unmanned aerial vehicle was used to survey damage for two weeks.
Military Space Business Plagued by IndecisionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/1/2015 3:16 PM0 Approved5/1/2015 3:47 PM
The military space community is mired in debate about how to modernize satellites
Lockheed Tests Casualty Evacuation Mission with K-MAX Drone (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/1/2015 2:12 PM0 Approved5/4/2015 1:44 PM
Using an unmanned cargo helicopter and ground vehicle, Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that a robotic tandem could fulfill emergency casualty evacuation missions and rescue wounded soldiers.
Mabus Says Not Enough Funding to Comply with Congressional Cruiser PlanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/30/2015 4:41 PM0 Approved4/30/2015 4:42 PM
A House Armed Services Committee plan to cut the Navy's cruiser modernization period in half will not work with the funding currently available, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said April 30.
Navy Moving Closer to Acquiring Devastating Ship-Killing Stealth MissilesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/29/2015 11:36 AM1 Approved4/29/2015 11:51 AM
Top defense contractors are poised to compete in a major industry battle to develop autonomous missiles for the U.S. Navy.
FAA Small Drone Rule Comment Period Ends with Thousands of SubmissionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/28/2015 3:03 PM0 Approved4/28/2015 3:14 PM
The comment period for the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed small drone rule closed with approximately 4,500 submissions, said an FAA official April 28.
Air Force Enters Uncharted Acquisition Territory for RD-180 Rocket Engine Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson4/28/2015 12:37 PM1 Approved4/28/2015 12:43 PM
The head of Air Force Space Command said the effort to develop and build a new rocket engine through a public-private partnership will be complicated and unprecedented.
Pratt & Whitney Pushes Back on Two Critical F-35 Engine Reports Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson4/27/2015 3:34 PM4 Approved4/27/2015 3:40 PM
Joint strike fighter engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said two recent reports by government watchdogs that were critical of its performance on the F135 program are accurate but don’t tell the whole story.
Ash Carter’s Idea of Disruptive Innovation: Unplug the Military From GPSUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/27/2015 11:42 AM3 Approved4/27/2015 11:43 AM
The GPS satellite, could be replaced in the foreseeable future by technology that is far cheaper and more resistant to jamming.
F-35 Maintenance Software Comes Under FireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/24/2015 4:16 PM2 Approved4/24/2015 4:20 PM
ALIS is the autonomic logistics information system that continues to have problems.
Hostage Deaths Renew Debate on Role of CIA in Drone OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/24/2015 3:12 PM0 Approved4/24/2015 3:37 PM
The news that a CIA-led drone strike killed two hostages in Pakistan in January may serve as a catalyst to shift some operations of the controversial program from the CIA to the Defense Department, a panel of experts said April 24.
Carter Unveils New Cyber Defense RoadmapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/23/2015 2:37 PM0 Approved4/23/2015 2:37 PM
The Defense Department releases a new cyber strategy.
Carter’s Courtship of Silicon Valley Could Reshape Military-Industrial ComplexUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/22/2015 3:23 PM0 Approved4/23/2015 3:09 AM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is looking to engage Silicon Valley
Delayed GPS Satellite Program Back on Track; Air Force Wants Competition Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 4:13 PM0 Approved4/16/2015 4:15 PM
After a two year delay caused by a nonfunctional navigation payload, the Air Force's next-generation GPS program is back on track, senior officials said.
Air Force Gears Up for a Potential War in SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 3:32 PM0 Approved4/16/2015 3:33 PM
The Air Force is making preparations for a conflict on Earth that escalates into space, senior leaders said April 15.
Panetta Back in Town, Blasts Washington DysfunctionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/16/2015 10:24 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 11:48 AM
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had a familiar message for the crowd of Pentagon officials and defense industry executives: “The dysfunction in Washington, from my point view, is probably the greatest national security threat we face,” he said April 15.
Space Industry Consolidation Continues as Companies Seek Vertical IntegrationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 8:38 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 8:43 AM
Exelis Inc. and Harris Corp. here at the 31st annual Space Symposium have set up exhibit booths directly next to each other. By the next year's conference, they will be occupying the same spot.
Air Force to Make Infrared Data Collected by Satellites Available to AllUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 8:05 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 8:09 AM
The Air Force has almost completed launching its fleet of space-based infrared sensing satellites, and is looking to the day when it can make all of its data publicly available, just as it does with GPS.
Military Leaders Warn Rebalance to Asia-Pacific Is at RiskUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/15/2015 5:03 PM0 Approved4/17/2015 10:27 AM
A shift of strategic resources to the Asia-Pacific region will be difficult if the government constrains the fiscal 2016 budget to Budget Control Act caps, said service officials April 15.
For Navy Shipbuilders, It’s Invest-or-Die TimeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/15/2015 10:00 AM0 Approved4/15/2015 10:12 AM
Shipbuilders are expected to invest in yard upgrades.
Space Commander: Launch Facilities 'Old and Creaky' Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/15/2015 9:25 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 3:32 PM
The U.S. government is poised to welcome new rocket providers, but the leader of space command said April 14 the nation's launch pads may not be able to accommodate them.
Industry Sees Increased Opportunities for Unmanned Underwater Drones Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2015 6:45 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 6:48 PM
Manufacturers of unmanned underwater vehicles put their new models front and center at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference. Executives said they hoped the burgeoning technology would be appeal to U.S. and foreign navies.
Coast Guard Commandant: Recapitalization Number One Priority (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2015 4:04 PM1 Approved4/15/2015 8:26 AM
Recapitalizing the Coast Guard’s fleet of aging vessels is the sea service’s number one priority, said its commandant April 14.
Manufacturers Say Congress' RD-180 Engine Replacement Program a Waste of Money (Updated)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/14/2015 4:02 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 6:15 PM
Two candidates to replace a Russian-made rocket engine said they don't need taxpayer dollars to complete work on a U.S. version of the RD-180.
Overseas Demand for Combat Vessels Eludes U.S. ShipyardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/14/2015 12:21 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:53 PM
The market for combat warships eludes U.S. shipyards.
Fiscal and Regional Challenges Threaten U.S. Strategy in PacificUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2015 12:04 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:37 PM
The U.S. military will face several challenges as it attempts to shift strategic resources to the Asia-Pacific region, Navy and Marine Corps leaders said April 13.
Sea Service Officials Make Case for 'Forward Presence'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/14/2015 9:05 AM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:44 PM
The future of the United States’ maritime strategy will be based on forward presence, building partnerships, projecting seapower and procuring innovative platforms, said military leaders April 13.
Dunford: Marine Corps Must Strike Readiness BalanceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2015 3:55 PM1 Approved4/14/2015 3:45 PM
As military budgets stay flat and threats around the world increase, the Marine Corps must better balance its deployed and non-deployed forces, said the service’s commandant April 13.
Under Budget Pressure, Sea Services Find Ways to Cut CostsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2015 3:20 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:48 PM
Budgetary pressures are forcing the military to get more creative and employ innovative solutions to current problems, said maritime service chiefs April 13.
Lockheed Steps Up Marketing of Naval Missile Defense SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/12/2015 12:54 PM1 Approved4/13/2015 7:03 AM
Lockheed Martin Corp. is eyeing opportunities in the international market for the Aegis air-defense antimissile system
Pentagon Unveils New Procurement Rules Aimed at Regaining Tech Edge Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/9/2015 6:20 PM0 Approved4/10/2015 8:33 AM
The Pentagon unveils Better Buying Power 3.0
Information Overload Could Complicate F-35 Deployments Aboard ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/8/2015 4:04 PM0 Approved4/8/2015 4:13 PM
How will amphibious ships handle the massive data overload of the F-35B?
New Army Program Allows Companies to Submit Robotic Solutions Online (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/8/2015 11:38 AM0 Approved4/8/2015 1:46 PM
The Army opened a new online portal that will allow inventors and manufacturers to submit ideas and technologies that may be integrated onto military robotic platforms, service officials announced April 7.
Welsh: A-10 Warthog Retirement Cannot Be an ‘Emotional’ IssueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/8/2015 10:59 AM16 Approved4/15/2015 2:24 PM
When it comes to divesting the A-10 Warthog — a close-air support aircraft   — the decision must be based on modernizing the fleet for the future and not on emotion, said the Air Force’s chief of staff April 8.
Analyst: Navy Needs to Get Real on Fleet Expansion PlansUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/7/2015 3:49 PM1 Approved4/7/2015 3:52 PM
Analysts believe that historical budget trends and political realities point to a far smaller Navy.
Army’s Acquisition Chief Pleads for Less Paperwork, BureaucracyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna4/3/2015 11:19 AM0 Approved4/3/2015 11:24 AM
The military’s program managers are buried with mountains of paperwork. If Congress wants to reform the acquisition process, it can start by paring away some of that documentation, the Army’s head of acquisition told reporters April 1.
Odierno: Service Chiefs Need Bigger Role in AcquisitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/1/2015 6:43 PM0 Approved4/2/2015 7:04 AM
As Congress debates how to reform the acquisition process, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno has a suggestion: Get more input from the service chiefs.
Army Tactical Radios: The Struggle ContinuesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/1/2015 4:29 PM0 Approved4/1/2015 6:41 PM
The Army is seeking bids for two new radios under the HMS program.
Army Wants More Funding for Weapon PrototypingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/1/2015 1:51 PM0 Approved4/1/2015 2:58 PM
TRADOC Commander to Army Acquisition: Buy Capabilities, Not ThingsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/1/2015 8:22 AM0 Approved4/1/2015 9:06 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Army is venturing into a rapidly changing and unknowable future, and will need to invest in capabilities that help it seize advantages over its enemies, the commanding general of U.S. Training and Doctrine Command said March 31.
Army Officials Defend Decision to Buy Tracked Armored Multi-Purpose VehicleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/31/2015 4:12 PM1 Approved3/31/2015 4:22 PM
Despite congressional scrutiny and a plethora of ongoing studies debating whether to procure a mixed fleet of wheeled and tracked armored multi-purpose vehicles, Army acquisition officials are comfortable with their decision to purchase a tracked AMPV, they said March 31.
New Advocacy Group Calls For Fully Funding the Navy in 2017 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/26/2015 5:01 PM0 Approved3/26/2015 5:07 PM
A new coalition of sea service advocates called for Congress to fully fund the Navy in fiscal year 2017 with an additional $15 billion.
Why the Marine Corps Is Rushing to Deploy an Imperfect Combat AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/26/2015 4:55 PM2 Approved3/26/2015 5:00 PM
The Marine Corps will soon declare the F-35B ready for combat. But is it really?
First Purpose-Built UH-72A Training Helicopter on Its Way to Fort RuckerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna3/25/2015 4:11 PM0 Approved3/25/2015 4:13 PM
The first of the Army’s new training helicopters — the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter — rolled off Airbus’ Columbus, Mississippi, production line March 25, the company’s program manager announced.
Selling the F-35: Not the Program Manager's JobUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/24/2015 5:24 PM0 Approved3/24/2015 5:32 PM
The officer who oversees the $400 billion F-35 program says he is excited about growing international participation, but does not believe it is his job to promote the aircraft or serve as a program cheerleader.
Mission for New Bomber: Avert Procurement Death SpiralUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/20/2015 4:40 PM2 Approved3/21/2015 12:57 PM
The Air Force is just months away from choosing a design for its ultra secret stealth bomber.
Federation of American Scientists: Navy Should Phase Out Highly Enriched Uranium as Nuclear FuelUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/19/2015 3:53 PM1 Approved3/19/2015 4:25 PM
The Navy should consider phasing out its use of highly enriched uranium as fuel for nuclear-powered vessels in favor of a low enriched alternative, which is not as easily converted into nuclear weapons, a new study recommends.
Upgraded Shadow Drones to Work Alongside Apache Helicopters Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/19/2015 2:01 PM0 Approved3/19/2015 2:14 PM
An Army aviation battalion out of Fort Bliss, Texas, is the first unit to be equipped with the latest version of the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle, which will be used alongside Apache attack helicopters for manned-unmanned teaming.
Laser Weapons Could Be Outfitted on Special Ops AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/18/2015 12:52 PM1 Approved3/18/2015 12:53 PM
Air Force Special Operations Command may one day fire more than cannons and small-diameter bombs off its gunships, its commander said March 18. AFSOC is considering how it could integrate emerging technologies such as laser guns and high-powered microwaves on its AC-130J Ghostrider gunship, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold.
Pentagon Fears Losing Edge as Enemies Build Up ArsenalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/17/2015 2:18 PM3 Approved3/17/2015 3:03 PM
The U.S. military arsenal historically has been regarded as a deterrent to aggression. But somehow along the way, the trends have reversed and the United States is now the one being deterred by the threat of massive enemy firepower. The Pentagon is working on a new a game plan to regain the edge against increasingly well armed enemies.
Ukraine Wants Help With Electronic Warfare ThreatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna3/17/2015 1:49 PM0 Approved3/17/2015 2:00 PM
Ukraine is seeking aid from the United States that would boost its ability to grapple with the sophisticated electronic warfare threats emanating from Russia, the commander of Army forces in Europe said March 17.
Analysts Predict Huge Weapon Program Cuts in Next Presidential AdministrationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/16/2015 4:55 PM2 Approved3/16/2015 5:05 PM
The Defense Department should brace for a second "Bloody Monday" during the next presidential administration, said a panel of experts, referring to the day when former Defense Secretary Robert Gates eliminated several high-profile weapon programs.
Pentagon in Wait-and-See Mode as Committees Draft Budget BlueprintUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/15/2015 12:32 PM0 Approved3/15/2015 12:34 PM
The Pentagon will continue to press its case against sequester, said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology.
Commercial Market May Outpace Military on Driverless VehiclesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/13/2015 4:11 PM2 Approved3/13/2015 4:56 PM
Sensors first developed by military contractors are fueling the development of commercial driverless vehicles, which may be available as early as 2018, a recently released report by Frost & Sullivan said.
Naval Services: We Need More ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/13/2015 11:57 AM0 Approved3/13/2015 12:00 PM
The sea services unveiled a new overarching plan for how they intend to operate in the future.
Boeing-Saab Team Demonstrate Ground-Launched Small Diameter BombUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna3/10/2015 3:26 PM1 Approved3/10/2015 3:29 PM
Boeing and Saab in February demonstrated a new version of Boeing’s small diameter bomb that can be safely fired from a ground artillery system. Now, they have to find their first customer, executives said March 10.
Air Force Launches New Campaign to Quell A-10 FirestormUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/8/2015 1:00 PM14 Approved3/8/2015 1:20 PM
In an unprecedented move, top Air Force leaders last week convened a “Close Air Support Summit.”
U.S. Pivot to Asia Requires a Stronger Europe, Experts Say Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/4/2015 4:50 PM0 Approved3/4/2015 4:51 PM
A U.S. strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific region will be difficult to carry out as long as the NATO military alliance remains weak, analysts said during a panel discussion on March 4.
Congressmen Rally Behind Ohio-Class Submarine ReplacementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/4/2015 12:58 PM1 Approved3/4/2015 1:25 PM
Congressmen gathered on Capitol Hill to tout the importance of replacing the nation’s aging ballistic missile equipped Ohio-class submarines.
Navy's V-22 Buy Sidesteps Conventional Procurement ProcessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/2/2015 1:42 PM12 Approved3/2/2015 1:45 PM
The Navy opted to buy Bell-Boeing’s V-22 Osprey under an existing $6.5 billion five-year contract that the company signed with the Marine Corps in 2013.
U.S. to Allow Exports of Anti-Missile Systems for Military HelicoptersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/2/2015 8:08 AM0 Approved3/2/2015 10:00 AM
The Defense Department has agreed to allow BAE Systems to export anti-missile technology that was developed in 2008 to protect Army helicopters from heat-seeking missiles.
Missing at IDEX: Fighter Aircraft DealsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/26/2015 10:26 AM0 Approved2/26/2015 10:35 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Egypt’s decision just weeks ago to buy the Rafale has reverberated through the International Defense Exposition and Conference, but the event came and went with little indication of how other ongoing fighter jet competitions in the region will shake out.
China Brings Snippets of Defense Technology to IDEXUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/26/2015 9:53 AM1 Approved2/26/2015 10:00 AM
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — This week at the the International Defense Exposition and Conference, U.S. and NATO visitors got a taste of the technologies offered by near-peer competitor China, but only a taste.
Nations Racing to Overtake U.S. Lead in Drone DevelopmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/25/2015 2:40 PM0 Approved2/25/2015 2:59 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Over the past 15 years, U.S. defense contractors have pioneered the development of unmanned aircraft and have produced some of the most famous and widely-used drones on the market, but international companies are trying to strip away that technical advantage by building comparable systems.
Army Secretary ‘Optimistic’ Sequestration Can Be AvertedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/25/2015 11:59 AM0 Approved2/25/2015 12:00 PM
With a second round of sequestration looming over the Pentagon, John McHugh, the secretary of the Army said he was hopeful Congress could avert the mandatory budget cuts.

Lockheed Martin Aggressively Pursuing Missile Defense Export ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/24/2015 8:26 AM0 Approved2/24/2015 8:41 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Lockheed Martin is chasing sales of its missile defense systems at the International Defense Exposition and Conference and expects to ink deals in the future with several international customers including Qatar, Germany and Saudi Arabia, an official from the company said Feb. 24.
Heritage Foundation Jumps Into Defense Budget DebateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/24/2015 8:23 AM0 Approved2/24/2015 8:31 AM
A new report from the conservative Heritage Foundation seeks to pour a fresh load of data into the debate over military spending
Upgraded Military Vehicles Make Debut at IDEXUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/23/2015 4:29 PM0 Approved2/23/2015 4:31 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The International Defense Exhibition and Conference opened its doors to visitors on Feb. 23 with companies from all over the world rolling out new military vehicles in hopes of attracting buyers.
NSA Chief: China, Russia Capable of Carrying Out ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ AttackUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/23/2015 3:48 PM0 Approved2/23/2015 4:00 PM
Nations such as China and Russia have enough offensive cyber capabilities to one day carry out a “cyber Pearl Harbor” attack, said the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.
Bell-Boeing Expecting at Least Two International Orders for V-22 Osprey in 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/23/2015 1:59 PM3 Approved2/23/2015 2:26 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Bell-Boeing’s V-22 Osprey tiltrotor has yet to land an international contract, but company executives are betting that they will have two foreign customers in hand by the end of the year.
Pentagon’s Acquisition Chief to Promote U.S. Defense Tech at IDEXUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/23/2015 8:36 AM0 Approved2/23/2015 9:00 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Pentagon’s acquisition chief is at the International Defense Exhibition & Conference this week to champion the U.S. defense industry and interact with regional officials. Such support could be vital for brokering sales to foreign nations at a time when U.S. military spending is flat.
IDEX Kicks Off as Middle East Turmoil Fuels Military SalesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/23/2015 8:24 AM0 Approved2/23/2015 8:35 AM
The largest military expo in the Middle East — the International Defense Exhibition and Conference widely known as IDEX — opened in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 22.  The expo could result in big sales as regional tensions, terrorist and leadership transitions propel increased demands for military equipment, experts said.
Defense R&D: Is the Reward Worth the Risk?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/21/2015 2:46 PM1 Approved2/21/2015 2:51 PM
The Pentagon's top contractors are taking a step back and hedging their bets
On Future Combat Vehicles, Army Takes Pragmatic ApproachUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/19/2015 1:00 PM3 Approved2/19/2015 3:07 PM
The lesson for the Army: It needs to set realistic goals and get on with modernizing the armor fleet before current vehicles become hopelessly outdated, said Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster
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