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Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown through May 5

The U.S. Congress approved a continuing resolution that would extend government funding for another…

Saab has heightened confidence for Gripen exports

The renewed confidence in the next-generation Gripen is based on Saab’s belief that future governmen…

Trump trims Air Force One cost-saving estimates from billions to millions

Is the president trying to lower expectations on the presidential aircraft recapitalization program?

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Trump trims Air Force One cost-saving estimates from billions to millions

Is the president trying to lower expectations on the presidential aircraft recapitalization program?

Saab has heightened confidence for Gripen exports

The renewed confidence in the next-generation Gripen is based on Saab’s belief that future governmen…

Paris Air Show organizers invited US F-35s to conduct flight demos

While the F-35 joint program executive office stated no knowledge of an invitation, SIAE reached out…

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.

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Nuclear warhead modernization needs funding increase, GAO finds

The National Nuclear Security Administration may be underestimating its funding requirements, the GA…

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…

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Apparent suicides add mystery to Italy military trial

An Italian military colonel was found hanged in his barracks two days after he was told he would sta…

Legacy trainers generating extra costs for helicopter pilot school

The Army is having to keep some legacy trainer helicopters in its fleet at the initial entry rotary-…

US anti-missile system in South Korea has limits

After an early redesign, THAAD was reportedly successfully tested 12 times, but a controlled test is…

Armed reconnaissance still biggest gap in US Army aviation

The Army repeatedly stressed at the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual summit that the bi…

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Sea power underpinning US response to Korea

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is operating in the Philippine Sea and, according to the head of U.…

Trump administration needs a bigger and badder Coast Guard [Commentary]

Budget cuts to the Coast Guard have reduced its ability to adequately patrol the seaward approaches…

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…

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Finland takes lead defending EU, NATO from hybrid, cyber threats

Finland’s military and national security agencies will receive more expansive powers to conduct inte…

America, not the services, needs cyber forces [Commentary]

Jim Perkins argues for why the U.S. Army should drop its cyber force.

Israel says it repelled a wide-ranging cyberattack

The national cyber bureau at the prime minister's office said Wednesday that hackers posed as a "leg…

Spy chief urges German firms to take cybersecurity seriously

he head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says companies aren't taking cybersecurity serious…

Expert details 'centrality of information' to China's cyber ops, security strategy

An expert on China provided members of Congress a broad overview Wednesday of current Chinese milita…

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Finland launches national security initiatives defending against hybrid threats

Finland’s military and national security agencies will receive more expansive powers to conduct inte…

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 [Commentary]

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

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Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown through May 5

The U.S. Congress approved a continuing resolution that would extend government funding for another…

Republican lawmakers offer weeklong bill to avoid government shutdown

U.S. House Republicans introduced a stopgap spending resolution late Wednesday to avert a partial go…

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…

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Apparent suicides add mystery to Italy military trial

An Italian military colonel was found hanged in his barracks two days after he was told he would sta…

Nuclear warhead modernization needs funding increase, GAO finds

The National Nuclear Security Administration may be underestimating its funding requirements, the GA…

Saab has heightened confidence for Gripen exports

The renewed confidence in the next-generation Gripen is based on Saab’s belief that future governmen…

Sea power underpinning US response to Korea

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is operating in the Philippine Sea and, according to the head of U.…

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April 30 on Defense News TV

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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…

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