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Army Picks 2 Firms to Build Light and Medium Robotic Combat Vehicles
The Army has announced that it plans to strike deals with QinetiQ North America and Textron to build versions of the RCV.
Navy Secretary Sets New Deadlines for Major Fixes to Supercarrier Ford
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said delivering the $13 billion carrier as quickly as possible is one of his priorities.
The Pentagon Just Inked a Contract for 2,700 More JLTVs
The Defense Department on Tuesday awarded Oshkosh Defense LLC a contract for 2,721 more Joint Light Tactical Vehicles.
Marines Say They've Fixed Engine Troubles on New King Stallion
The Marine Corps has resolved engine problems that have plagued its new fleet of heavy-lift helicopters.
The Pentagon Isn't Sure What to Do with Turkey’s Undelivered F-35s
Lawmakers will not allow the F-35As once destined for Turkey to be transferred unless that country gets rid of its S-400s.
$90 Million Per Seat? Boeing's Space Capsule Draws Criticism from Watchdog
Boeing is pushing back vigorously on the new report's findings.
Army Evaluating Advanced Fire Control Optics to Help Non-Infantry Soldiers Shoot Better
The effort aims to help non-combat arms soldiers shoot more accurately against close-quarter and long-range enemy targets.
Army Selects GDLS' Robotic Mule to Haul Soldier Gear into Battle
The U.S. Army just awarded a contract to General Dynamics Land Systems to produce remote-controlled robotic mule vehicles.
Pentagon Finalizes $34 Billion Deal for Another 478 F-35s
The price of each A variant will finally fall below $80 million.
FTC Investigating Northrop Grumman Amid ICBM Spat with Boeing
The agency is probing whether Northrop violated the terms of an agreement it made to acquire Orbital ATK.
Air Force Makes Move to Buy Limited Number of Light Attack Aircraft
The Air Force issued its request for proposal to acquire a fleet of turboprop aircraft as part of its light attack effort....
Navy Leader Denies the Service Is Blaming Shipbuilder for Carrier Ford’s Many Problems
Thomas Modly said the service should not have opted to put so many new technologies on the first Ford-class carrier.
Army Expects Delays in Black Hawk Replacement if Budget Stalemate Continues
Army aviation officials say that the budget stalemate could delay a step in the effort to develop a futuristic helicopter.
Air Force Begins Investing Billions in Adversary Air Training
The Air Force for years has looked for a helping hand to fill the enemy, "red air" gap.
Full F-35 Production May Not Begin for More Than a Year, Pentagon Top Buyer Says
It's official: top Pentagon officials will not clear the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for full-rate production this year.
Huge Bradley Replacement Program Has Just One Bidder Left
Army managers say limited competition won’t hold up the Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement program.
Army M1 Tanks Are Getting the Ability to Locate and Destroy Enemy Missiles
Ultimately, four brigades of tanks will get the new system.
Poland Gets All-Clear to Buy US F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
Poland was approved to receive 32 Lockheed Martin-made F-35A Lightning II aircraft with support and associated equipment.
The Air Force Is Ready to Scrap Older Aircraft to Prepare for Future Wars
"We want to be a cutting-edge Air Force working on the pediatric side of the hospital, not the geriatric side."
Army Taps Two Firms to Deliver Hypersonic Weapon Prototypes
The Army decided in March to accelerate a prototype ground-launched hypersonic weapon capable of being sent into combat.