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Navy's Plan to Retire a Carrier Early Could Be Axed by New Bill
Members of the HASC have drafted legislation that would bar the defense secretary from reducing the number of carriers.
Navy's 2nd Fleet, Brought Back to Counter Russia, Is Now Officially Operational
The Navy's 2nd Fleet has reached initial operational capacity, its commander announced Wednesday.
Senate Committee's Defense Spending Plan Includes More Money for Amphibs
The Senate Armed Services Committee's budget plan would restore some funding for Navy warships that Marines say they need .
Air Force Wants Both F-35 and F-15EX. But if Forced to Choose, It's No Contest: SecAF
The only factor that would stifle the F-15EX fleet would be another bad budget situation, said Air Force Secretary Wilson.
Air Force Secretary Wants Pilots to Get More Simulator Time
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said that more simulator time should be a "no-brainer" for pilots to become proficient.
Outgoing SecAF Worries About Developing Service Culture at New Space Force
The conversation surrounding the creation of a U.S. Space Force has brought with it skepticism and confusion.
Marine Corps Gets Long-Range Missile to Take Out Enemy Ships
The Naval Strike Missile will be fired from a truck in upcoming experiments.
Navy's Sea Hunter Drone Ship Could Deliver Supplies to Marines
The Navy's mysterious 132-foot-long autonomous Sea Hunter vessel could move fuel, ammunition and other heavy supplies.
Marines' Next Ship-to-Shore Connector Could Be 3D Printed
A new solicitation asks industry to develop a boat or barge that can transit from ship to shore or from one shore to another.
Top Marine Aviator Defends 'King Stallion' Heavy-Lift Helo Despite Setbacks
The Corps will not pursue buying Boeing's CH-47 in place of the King Stallion, Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder said at Sea-Air-Space.
As Future Vertical Lift Gets Underway, Army Eyeing Chinook Replacement
Esper said he wants aircraft makers to start planning for the next heavy-lift helicopter as a replacement for the CH-47.
F-35s Deployed with Wrong Spare Parts Amid Supply Chain Failures, GAO Finds
spare parts that the U.S. Marine Corps took on deployment were not compatible with its F-35Cs, according to a report.
US and NATO Radios Can't Talk to Each Other. The Air Force Wants to Change That
Air Force Research Labs is looking to make military radios interoperable.
IG Report: Shanahan Called F-35 Program, Not Plane, 'F-----d Up'
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan did not use his position to promote Boeing, the Pentagon's top watchdog said.
Shipbuilder Named to Build Coast Guard’s New Icebreaker
A vessel built by VT Halter Marine will be first new heavy icebreaker in 41 years.
Coast Guard: US Must Work to Prevent a Fight in the Arctic
The service aims to work with partners to promote visibility and ensure stability in the region.
Air Force Planning Shorter, More Frequent Strategic Bomber Rotations
The U.S. Air Force is planning more shorter strategic bomber rotations in order to test its agility.
Army's Brand-New Combat Vehicle Was Designed for the Last War, Esper Says
The secretary of the Army said the service could not rule out cuts to the service's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program.
Air Force's F-35A Deploys to Middle East for First Time
F-35 fifth-generation fighters from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base have deployed to UAE.
General: Marines Need Family of Next-Gen Ship-to-Shore Connectors
The days of building up combat power in secure areas of a theater are over.