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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.
More US Military Power Needed in Antarctic to Deter Malign Activity, General Says
Gen. Charles Q. Brown said he'd like to see a boost in "some of the capability we have, but don't have a lot of."
Boeing Withdraws from Competition to Build New Land-Based Nuclear Missile
Boeing Co. says it is out of the running to develop the U.S. Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent missile.
Ousting Turkey from F-35 Program Will Cost US Hundreds of Millions, Officials Say
The Pentagon says it will cost $500 million to $600 million to find new suppliers for F-35 parts produced by Turkey.
Trump: Turkey Will Be Out of F-35 Fighter Jet Program After S-400 Buy
The Trump administration has confirmed that NATO ally Turkey will be removed from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
Over US Warnings, Turkey Gets Russian-Made S-400 Missile System
Turkey's purchase of the so-called "F-35 killer" has begun despite retaliatory plans to boot it from the jet program.
Raytheon-UTC Merger the Latest in a Series of Major Defense Firm Acquisitions
Two leading U.S. defense companies have announced they plan to merge, creating a new industry giant.
The Navy's $2.7 Billion Plan to Build Drone Ships Faces Hurdles in Congress
The Navy wants $400 million for two large unmanned-surface vessels in 2020.
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.
Senators Nearly Triple Army Request for Stryker Cannons
Army budget officials initially requested $144.4 million for the Stryker "MOD" effort in the base budget.