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Rare Photo Op. The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise that ended Aug.…

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Counter-IED Jamming product from Exelis. Photo: Exelis

Exelis Posts Double-Digit Declines In Income, Sales

Exelis [XLS] on Friday posted lower earnings and sales in the second quarter driven by…

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NRO Spends Billions Buying Satellites Faster Than Necessary, House Intel Committee Says

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) buys intelligence satellites faster than necessary in an effort to…

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Future Vertical Lift
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Army Late This Month Expects Future Vertical Lift Technology Selection

The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) said the Army has reached…

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David Brown, deputy assistant secretary of defense for developmental test and evaluation

DoD's Developmental Testers Pushing PMs to Think About Mission Context Sooner

The Defense Department’s developmental test community is encouraging more rigorous testing standards so as to…

NASA engineers successfully test the Russian-built RD-180 in 1998 at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala. Photo: NASA.

RD-180 Study Committee Adviser Approves Of DoD’s Pace Toward New Engine

An adviser to the chairs of the Defense Department’s RD-180 study committee approved of the…

Iron Dome System
Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Hagel Asks Congress for $225 Million Now to Support Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The Senate Appropriations Committee added $225 million to its Emergency Supplemental Funding bill for the…

J. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation for the Defense Department

Gilmore: 'Some Hope That Something Useful Will Emerge' From Acquisition Reform Effort

Director of Operational Test and Evaluation J. Michael Gilmore submitted a package of recommendations to…

Future Vertical Lift
Images: U.S. Army

Army Late This Month Expects Future Vertical Lift Technology Selection

The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) said the Army has reached…

Excalibur firing
Photo: U.S. Army

Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib Enters Full Rate Production

Raytheon’s [RTN] Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production (FRP), officials said.…

Bradley vehicles
Photo: U.S. Army

Loc Performance Products Bests BAE Systems For ECP-1 Bradley Work

The Army has selected Michigan-based small business Loc Performance Products Inc. over BAE Systems with…

PARC in flight
Photo: CyPhy Works

CyPhy Works To Deliver Tethered Aerial Robot To Army Rapid Equipping Force

CyPhy Works said it received a contract from Georgia Tech Research Institute, under funding from…

Photo: Navy/Static

Navy Examining Ramping Up Solid State Lighting Program

The Navy is looking at aggressively implementing a solid state lighting program across the fleet,…

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Navy Reviewing Task Force Findings For Next Small Surface Combatant

The Navy is reviewing the preliminary results from a task force created earlier this year…

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Navy Needs To Think More Offensively, Analyst Says

The Navy should start thinking more offensively in terms of how it arms of the…

Congress has made clear it wants to buy a 12th LPD, like the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) above, even though the ship is no longer in the Navy's long-term plans. Lawmakers provided advance procurement funding in past budgets and are set to provide as much as $800 million to begin incrementally funding the ship in fiscal year 2015, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said he would not put the ship on contract without the full $2 billion accounted for. Photo by U.S. Navy.

Stackley: Navy Won't Buy LPD-28 Without Full $2 Billion Appropriated; Would Rather Fund Ship Design Research

Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told several lawmakers on Friday that he appreciates the money they…

Thursday's NROL-33 launch took place on an Atlas V launch vehicle. Photo: Air Force.

Air Force Set For Friday’s GPS IIF-7 Launch

The Air Force and launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) are set for Friday’s launch…

The Air Force's F-35A conventional variant. Photo: Air Force.

DoD Working To Improve Accident Probe Response Times

The Defense Department and its three services are working on a memo of understanding (MOU)…

United Launch Alliance's Delta IV launches July 28 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo: ULA.

Air Force Launches GSSAP Satellites After Days Of Delays

The Air Force and launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) Monday successfully lifted a pair…

Northrop Grumman's B-2 bomber. Photo: Air Force.

Air Force Studying How To Define Sixth Generation Aircraft, General Says

The Air Force is performing studies to figure out what defines a sixth-generation aircraft that…

Congress has made clear it wants to buy a 12th LPD, like the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) above, even though the ship is no longer in the Navy's long-term plans. Lawmakers provided advance procurement funding in past budgets and are set to provide as much as $800 million to begin incrementally funding the ship in fiscal year 2015, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said he would not put the ship on contract without the full $2 billion accounted for. Photo by U.S. Navy.

Stackley: Navy Won't Buy LPD-28 Without Full $2 Billion Appropriated; Would Rather Fund Ship Design Research

Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told several lawmakers on Friday that he appreciates the money they…

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Senate Appropriators Concerned About Domestic Tactical Rocket Motor Industry

The health of the tactical solid rocket motor industrial base is a concern for the…

Iron Dome System
Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Hagel Asks Congress for $225 Million Now to Support Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The Senate Appropriations Committee added $225 million to its Emergency Supplemental Funding bill for the…

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee

Senate Appropriations Bill Addresses Corporate Inversion, Incentive Fees, Competition

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense spending bill addresses several aspects of how and with whom…

Counter-IED Jamming product from Exelis. Photo: Exelis

Exelis Posts Double-Digit Declines In Income, Sales

Exelis [XLS] on Friday posted lower earnings and sales in the second quarter driven by…

Remote Video Surveillance Systems used by CBP to track illegal border crossers. Photo: CBP

CBP Awards Mistral $50 Million Contract For Mobile Border Surveillance Systems

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded Mistral, Inc. a potential $50 million contract to on…

Signal Innovations Group's TASS real-time tracking capability allows for tracking over the full field of view. Photo: SIG

BAE To Acquire Small U.S. Firm With Imaging, Analytics Capabilities

Britain’s BAE Systems on Thursday said it agreed to acquire Signal Innovations Group, Inc. (SIG),…

L-3 Chairman, President and CEO Michael Strianese. Photo: L-3

Accounting Issue Sends L-3's Earnings, Shares Down

An accounting issue related to a logistics contract in L-3 Communications' [LLL] aerospace segment that…



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