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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.
Army Set to Begin Testing Infantry Squad Vehicle Prototypes
The prototypes are then scheduled to go to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in January to take part in an assessment.
Pentagon to Debut Intellectual Property Protection Team
The Pentagon is about to debut a new program to secure military technology against malign actors such as China.
Marine Corps to Increase JLTV Buy to 15,000 to Replace its Humvee Fleet
The Marine Corps is nearly doubling the number of JLTVs it plans to buy to replace its fleet of aging Humvees.
Air Force Completes A-10 Re-Winging to Keep Iconic Aircraft Flying for Years to Come
The U.S. Air Force has completed a re-winging effort for 173 A-10 Warthog attack aircraft that began nearly a decade ago.
Lawmakers Urge DoD to Expand F-35 Foreign Military Sales
Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey said the U.S. would benefit by having more F-35s on flight lines around the world.
New Outdoor Infantry Trainer at Lejeune to Immerse Marines in Sounds, Smells of Battle
The Marine Corps is building a new infantry immersion training complex for troops at Camp Lejeune.