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September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department's inspector general is planning this month to begin auditing hypersonic weapons research and development projects, a move that comes after Pentagon leaders announced plans to nearly double spending over the next five years on the new class of ultrafast weapons -- both offensive and defensive -- to more than $11 billion.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

Schedule delays to the B61-12 life extension and W88 Alteration 370 programs revealed earlier this month are expected to cost between $720 million and $850 million -- which the National Nuclear Security Administration intends to pay for using internal funding.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy announced Tuesday the service has achieved its 80% mission-capable rate target for both the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18 Growler fleets.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing last night announced that the company’s MQ-25 Stingray prototype, dubbed T1, has completed its first test flight. (UPDATED)

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has released a brief list of weapons programs that will be disrupted if Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

QUANTICO, VA -- The Marine Corps hopes to expand the "range" of the battlespace with its new reconnaissance vehicle, according to a service official.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today there is a "collective effort" underway to realign military budgets and operational plans to better posture the United States for long-term competition with China and Russia.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin is proposing a sweeping five-year sustainment contract it hopes will set the stage for a future multiyear deal.

September 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to start executing the new commandant's planning guidance in the service's fiscal year 2021 program objective memorandum.

September 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to use rapid prototyping authorities to develop its submarine-launched hypersonic strike weapon through the Conventional Prompt Strike program, a Senate panel revealed last week.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's second most senior civilian today acknowledged the service will not achieve its 355-ship goal in a "reasonable" amount of time and that without a $20 billion to $30 billion increase in annual funding, the Navy could only maintain between 305 and 308 ships.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps successfully integrated elements of the Israeli-designed Iron Dome air- and missile-defense system with the service's existing radar and command and control system during a live-fire event last month, according to a government spokeswoman.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed rescinding $4.7 billion in Defense Department funding allocated in previous years, with the steepest cuts hitting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, missile defense programs and an aid fund used to train and equip Afghan and Iraqi forces fighting insurgents.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

With its public shipyard improvement efforts in full swing, the Navy is now developing a plan that would "mirror" those efforts for private shipyards, according to top Navy officials overseeing shipbuilding.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee are criticizing the Marine Corps' plan to speed up the "development" of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle's gun variant.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel wants the Navy to continue with previously abandoned upgrades for a developmental air-launched, anti-ship missile, and is recommending the service receive an additional $50 million for that purpose.

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

Senate appropriators are concerned about the Navy's acquisition approach for its future large surface combatant, calling the current strategy "high-risk."

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee is the only one of four key congressional panels overseeing the Pentagon's budget expressing support for the Navy's plan to purchase two unmanned surface vessel prototypes.

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats today voted against the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill after failing to add measures that would block the Pentagon from spending funds on President Trump’s southern border wall.

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

The congressional committees overseeing the Pentagon's budget are divided on funding for technology developed by the Strategic Capabilities Office and bound for the Marine Corps that would launch organic fires from an unmanned surface vessel.

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