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F-35 logistics system all set for US Air Force and Navy, not yet for Marines

This version of the system was originally due to be fielded in August 2016.

No plans for F-35 to fly at Paris Air Show

A spokesman for the F-35 joint program office said the F-35 will skip the Paris Air Show this year.

Ukraine, Poland to jointly build helicopters

The modernization project could potentially involve companies from other Western nations.

Rolls-Royce, India could still cooperate on jet engine tech, despite bribery allegations

The British company would have to be prepared to assist India in its jet engine development program…

Space

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Air Force launches unarmed missile for test in California

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Ba…

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars durin…

Could underresourced British satellite program catch a break?

A requirement for an acquisition partner would be a sizeable prize likely to attract a range of bidd…

Airbus D&S could lose out on satellite deal if UK seeks competition

By itself, a one-satellite requirement is no big deal, but where the contract ends up could have imp…

Land

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Japan’s Apaches to get improved vision

Japan’s fleet of AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopters will soon have improved vision, having finalized…

Nexter secures bulk of work in new French military vehicle order

The French procurement office awarded contracts to Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales on Apri…

Interview: Bob Sheibley on what budget woes mean for future vertical lift

Bob Sheibley is at the helm of both efforts as acting Army project manager for Future Vertical Lift…

Rostec to swallow Russia’s premier battletank maker

Rostec said it will work to solve UralVagonZavod’s clinical debt and financial woes before Rostec ta…

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China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier

The new carrier is based closely on the PLAN’s sole operational aircraft carrier, Liaoning, with an…

Missile submarine joins US naval 'armada' in Korea

It may not be “far more powerful than the aircraft carrier” — as President Trump said in a recent in…

DCNS, Thales jointly secure $4B French frigate deal

The deal grants DCNS and Thales the status of joint prime contractors on the warship, sharing the re…

Cyber

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Now the Air Force wants to get hacked, too

The Air Force is joining the club alongside the Pentagon and Army as it announces the Hack the Air F…

Chinese, Russian hackers adapting latest Shadow Brokers exploits, tools

Surprise tool sets released by the hacker group Shadow Brokers have been garnering increasing mentio…

Former CYBERCOM director: Distinguish between cyber, info warfare [Commentary]

The distinction between the two is important, and it may help uncover the root cause of the problem.

Cyber only a small part of info warfare, official says

While cyber has been a main focus of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the…

Official: 'Silver lining' in hackers working with foreign nations

Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vul…

Policy

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After North Korea focused day, administration policy remains opaque

Is the Trump administration walking back its rhetoric? Experts aren't sure.

PACOM commander: No dice on calling off Korea military drills

China believes the exercises destabilize the situation with North Korea and that if they were curtai…

It's not just Europe: The DoD has a lot riding on the French elections, too

If nations had a genetic code, the U.S. and France would be genetically fated to always see the worl…

Rolls-Royce, India could still cooperate on jet engine tech, despite bribery allegations

The British company would have to be prepared to assist India in its jet engine development program…

Congress

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Democratic leader cites 'good progress' toward avoiding government shutdown

Lawmakers only have until midnight Friday (or more specifically, 12 a.m. EST on Saturday) to reach a…

Avoiding a shutdown is not enough [Commentary]

A former Pentagon comptroller warns budget games puts the country at risk.

GAO urges caution on economic order quantity buy for F-35 jet

A report released today by the Government Accountability Office warns lawmakers against authorizing…

Regions

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After North Korea focused day, administration policy remains opaque

Is the Trump administration walking back its rhetoric? Experts aren't sure.

UK defense equipment plan at 'risk of becoming unaffordable'

A significant fall in the value of the pound against the dollar, ongoing uncertainties surrounding t…

PACOM commander: No dice on calling off Korea military drills

China believes the exercises destabilize the situation with North Korea and that if they were curtai…

Nexter secures bulk of work in new French military vehicle order

The French procurement office awarded contracts to Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales on Apri…

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Modernizing the military

As the Pentagon hands off innovation requirements to the private sector, what is the effect on the d…

75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

Get an historical look of the Doolittle Raid mission over Tokyo and the wreath-laying ceremony marki…

Cloud computing and the military

For the military, adoption of cloud computing has been a slow and measured process. Defense News Exe…

Escape the Wolf provides risk mitigation advice

Bad guys want to infiltrate your office, and it may be all too simple. Escape the Wolf founder Clint…

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