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Air Force anticipates F-35 deployment to Middle East in 'not too distant future'

The Air Force is already discussing the aircraft’s first deployment to Central Command.

Bulgaria's former defense minister put on trial amid procurement irregularity allegations

President Rumen Radev is scheduled to testify April 12.

Saudi Arabian National Guard helicopter force takes shape

The Saudi Arabian National Guard has embarked on its plan to build a rotary-wing force that consists…

Air Force to request funds for light attack aircraft demo

The Air Force plans to ask for additional funds for a light aircraft flight demonstration in its sup…

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Trump threats to New START could imperil nuclear modernization programs

Political consensus could evaporate if Trump moves against the nuclear agreement with Russia.

Aerojet Rocketdyne acquires L-3's Coleman, boosting launch portfolio

The company plans to push into the commercial small-sat market.

Commentary: The U.S. Air Force's new push to brace for war in space

Top brass write that the service is boosting space defenses in the hopes of never needing them.

Space and air ops teams integrating to fight ISIS

The Air Force is continuing to integrate operations across domains of warfare to be more agile durin…

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Saudi Arabian National Guard helicopter force takes shape

The Saudi Arabian National Guard has embarked on its plan to build a rotary-wing force that consists…

NIMR sells over 1,750 vehicles to UAE on last day of IDEX

United Arab Emirates company NIMR announced on the last day of Abu Dhabi’s International Defense Exh…

FLIR-owned Prox Dynamics brings night vision to tiny drone

A small Norwegian company, now owned by U.S.-based FLIR, has added night vision capability to its ti…

Turkey mulls purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system

Defence Minister Fikri Isik says talks between Turkey and Russia for the potential acquisition of th…

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The Russian challenge in the Arctic isn't about icebreakers [Commentary]

Meeting the Russian challenge in the Arctic will not require more American icebreakers, but addition…

DCNS experiences loss in 2016 orders from previous year

The company said it expected to boost orders this year with a design contract for Australia’s 12 att…

New UAE patrol ship presents a striking profile

There is no question what the most unusual craft is here at the NAVDEX portion of the IDEX internati…

Cyber

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Should cybersecurity be a human right?

Having access to the internet is increasingly considered to be an emerging human right. The next ste…

British police arrest suspect in hacking of German telecom

Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, or BKA, said the man, whose name wasn't released, is suspe…

Russian military adds new branch: Info warfare troops

Russian military officials have acknowledged the existence of information warfare troops, which "pro…

Cyber warriors need constant training, says senior Navy official

According to the commander of Fleet Cyber Command, cyber warriors need constant training to prevent…

Navy officials: Buying the right amount of cyber [Commentary]

No one wants to be caught flat-footed or seen as not taking cyber defense seriously.

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Trump threats to New START could imperil nuclear modernization programs

Political consensus could evaporate if Trump moves against the nuclear agreement with Russia.

Dunford: 'Full range of options' on table in ISIS review

Dunford would not rule out ground troops in Syria.

Interview: Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph Westphal

Westphal, until recently the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, saw plenty of turbulence.

Make in India policy fuels this local defense firm's growth plans

Data Patterns' CEO Rangrajan says the company aims to boost its current annual turnover of more than…

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Lawmakers want US-Kenya aircraft sale investigated

Five GOP lawmakers from North Carolina have asked a U.S. watchdog agency to probe a deal with the Ke…

Trump urged to fund Arctic icebreaker fleet

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter has doubled down on efforts to win funding for an icebreaker fleet for the A…

Trump national security adviser will face Senate vote

The president’s national security adviser doesn’t need Senate confirmation, but for President Trump’…

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Interview: IDF Maj. Gen. Yoel Strik, on transition to the northern theater

Strik says Israel counts on its citizens to use good instincts by taking cover when a situation requ…

The Russian challenge in the Arctic isn't about icebreakers [Commentary]

Meeting the Russian challenge in the Arctic will not require more American icebreakers, but addition…

Leonardo gives financial sneak peek as CEO replacement decision nears

Mauro Moretti, the CEO of Italian government-controlled Leonardo, has taken the unusual decision of…

DCNS experiences loss in 2016 orders from previous year

The company said it expected to boost orders this year with a design contract for Australia’s 12 att…

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Celebrating military black history: Cathay Williams

Defense News recognizes the service, patriotism and sacrifice of African-American service men and wo…

Nuclear Posture Review

Rebecca Hersman, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Kingston Reif, of the Ar…

Progress report: Operation Inherent Resolve

Air Force Times' Stephen Losey reports on the role of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in ongoing op…

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