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  1. France Plans Foreign Legion Celebration

    France is planning celebrations of a French Foreign Legion battle from 1863. Remy Gabalda/AFP
    • April 18, 2014

    French Mirage fighters flying over a key Foreign Legion public parade marks American pilots' aid to France before the US entered the first world war, …


  1. Overseas Companies Seek Tie-Ups Through India's OFB

    Israel's Elbit Systems will transfer thermal imaging system technology to an Indian factory that will supply artillery, armored and paramilitary forces. Agence France-Presse
    • April 19, 2014 - 2:35 PM

    A new Indian procurement policy that gives priority to state-owned defense companies has prompted Elbit Systems and Thales to forge ties with the …


  1. Ship Study Should Favor Existing Designs

    The Next SSC? From top: Austal USA's Multi-Mission Combatant offering is based on the Independence-class littoral combat ship design. Huntington Ingalls hopes to offer a more heavily armed version of its National Security Cutter design; and Lockheed Martin has long been working on variants of its basic littoral combat ship design. This proposed variant is armed with Standard surface-to-air missiles, enhanced fire control and an Aegis combat system. Lockheed Martin
    • April 19, 2014 - 2:37 PM

    Ships that look like littoral combat ships (LCS), but armed with SM-2 surface-to-air missiles, bigger guns and Aegis combat systems. A grey-hull …


  1. F-35 Engine Cost Up, Sustainment Down

    Joint strike fighters perform an aerial refueling mission. Estimated cost of the fighter has gone up although sustainment price estimates have declined. Master Sgt. Donald Allen / US Air Force
    • April 19, 2014 - 2:19 PM

    Buying is bulk is key to lowering the cost of the F-35 joint strike fighter, the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program, the general in charge of …


  1. In Shift to Africa, US Troops Find Complicated Relationships

    New Challenges: A US soldier participates in the Shared Accord military exercise with South African troops. US Army Africa
    • April 19, 2014 - 2:19 PM

    Lt. Col. Lee Magee had been on the ground in Africa for less than four days when the call came in to gather his troops and get on a plane to South …


  1. Sweden-TKK Relations Sour

    • April 15, 2014

    The deteriorating relationship between the Swedish government and German industrial group Thyssen-Krupp-Kockums (TKK) hit a new low last week. The …


  1. Editorial: Roll Back US Navy's Bad Policies

    • April 16, 2014

    In the name of efficiency, the US Navy has cut crew sizes, scaled back training and spare parts stocks, and increased dependence on contractors to …


  1. DoD Sends Congress $36B Wish List, But Passage Unlikely

    Wish List: The US Air Force requested 12 General Atomics Reaper unmanned aircraft in the unfunded list. Getty Images
    • April 6, 2014

    The US military services have sent Congress wish lists that include $36 billion in priority items that were not included in the Pentagon's 2015 …

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