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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.
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.
Does the US Still Lead the Way in Defense Acquisition Innovation?
"The European Main Battle Tank, a joint venture between France and Germany, only took three years to prototype."