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  1. Hungary Signs Air Defense System Upgrade Deal With MBDA

    French soldiers use a Mistral missile in 2009. Francois Mori / AFP
    • August 21, 2014

    The Hungarian Ministry of Defense has signed a deal with European missile producer MBDA to upgrade the Mistral 2 short-range surface-to-air missile …


  1. Afghan Special Forces Brace for Exit of Elite US Troops

    Afghanistan National Army (ANA) commandos demonstrate their skills on Aug. 5 at a Commando Unit Base in Rish Khor district on the outskirts of Kabul. Shah Marai / Getty Images
    • August 19, 2014

    If Afghanistan is to avoid the chaotic breakdown seen in Iraq, US-trained special forces undergoing instruction at a drill camp outside Kabul must …


  1. US Navy's CANES Network Picks Suppliers

    The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) provides a foundation to run various tactical systems, including combat systems, aboard US Navy ships, such as the destroyer Ross. MC2 John Herman / US Navy
    • August 21, 2014

    The US Navy's effort to develop and install a new shipboard tactical electronic network took a major leap forward Aug. 20 with the selection of five …


  1. Hagel: ISIL May Require DoD To Rethink 2015 Budget

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 21. Saul Loeb / Getty Images
    • August 21, 2014

    The Pentagon might have to retool its $555 billion 2015 budget proposal to account for the threats posed by and actions taken against the Islamic …


  1. ULA Leadership Move Could Be Precursor to Further Changes

    Michael Gass, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, stepped down last week. Jewel Samad / AFP
    • August 17, 2014

    An unexpected leadership change at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) may be just the first move for a company facing competition for the first time.


  1. Editorial: Closed Doors, Closed Minds

    • August 19, 2014

    Leaders and reporters were barred from talking to one another. Security guards and armed police officers body-blocked a member of the press. A …


  1. USAF Seeks Space Launch Proposals From Industry

    The Atlas V launch vehicle currently handles most national security missions. Lockheed Martin
    • July 16, 2014

    The US Air Force this week opened competition for a national security space launch for the first time in a decade.


  1. NATO Eyes 'Alliance Assurance' Force

    An armed pro-Russian militant checks passing cars May 20 near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Viktor Drachev / AFP
    • August 20, 2014

    In response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, NATO leaders are examining the need to enhance the readiness of deployable military forces to …

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