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May 01, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin today revealed an independent research and development effort to increase the ammunition capacity of the Air Force and Navy variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

In the absence of supplemental funding from Congress, the Air Force will uphold its planned halt on all new rebuilding efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, which was destroyed in a category 5 hurricane in October.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer today acknowledged risk in the service’s goals for the Columbia-class submarine program, noting the Navy is working to alleviate concerns.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy estimates a new multimission auxiliary ship meant to recapitalize the aging Ready Reserve Force could cost “more than $1 billion,” according to policy questions sent by Senate lawmakers to the nominee to be the next chief of naval operations.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

Vice President Mike Pence told sailors aboard the Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) today the service will not retire the aircraft carrier, despite the Pentagon’s push to opt out of the vessels’ mid-life refueling and complex overhaul.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

During at-sea testing later this year, the Office of Naval Research plans to experiment with a high-energy laser's ability to conduct a secondary surveillance mission in addition to disabling small surface craft and unmanned aerial systems.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Office of Naval Research's Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle experienced three "mechanical or electrical" issues during a transit to Hawaii last fall, requiring a human to board the ship before it reached its destination.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

A new Government Accountability Office report claims that the F-35 program's faulty planning and allocation of spare parts has contributed to an inability to meet warfighter requirements, and offers eight recommendations to improve the program's supply chain management.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is readying the Barracuda mine neutralizer for a preliminary design review in June, advancing development of a next-generation capability that is slated to be part of a new unmanned and autonomous technology package to clear contested waters for aircraft carrier strike groups and other surface combatants, executing in hours tasks that now can take weeks.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has officially stopped producing an annual aviation inventory and funding plan which had been sent to Congress after delivery of the president's budget for nearly a decade, denying defense aviation wonks a key resource in scrutinizing the U.S. military's long-term investment about the approximately 14,000 aircraft flown and operated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics, Boeing's defense business and Northrop Grumman today all reported sales boosts in the most recent quarter.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin ended the Defense Department's long-standing contract with a group of high-level scientists known as JASON because he felt the group wasn’t worth funding anymore, arguing DOD would be better off using other avenues for independent technical analysis, according to government officials.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The five-year acceleration of a large unmanned undersea vehicle was made possible in part by the work the Navy has been doing with a similar vessel that is further along in the acquisition process, according to a service official.

April 22, 2019 | Daily News

ANDOVER, MA -- Protruding from the side of a pair of two-story buildings here are dozens of oversize pipes that turn down at a right angle and extend directly to the ground, a quirky architectural feature that brings to mind insect legs.

April 19, 2019 | Daily News

The upcoming request for proposals from the Navy's unmanned maritime systems office for the Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel will send a "clear signal" to industry about autonomy: intellectual property cannot come at the expense of the military's ability to "plug and play," according to a service official.

April 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is preparing to sign a three-year cooperative research and development agreement this summer with Kaman Aerospace to develop autonomous flight capabilities for logistics delivery using CQ-24A KMAX helicopters.

April 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy anticipates it will finish the modeling and simulation work associated with optimizing the layout of all four public shipyards by the end of fiscal year 2020, according to planning documents presented to contractors at a recent industry day.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

Speculation is mounting at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill that President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to the full position upon the conclusion of an inspector general ethics investigation, which government officials said is expected soon.

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