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Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon…

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The block 2 version of the Rolling Airframe Missile during testing. Photo provided by Raytheon.

Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile…

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U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana. Photo: Justice Department

Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention…

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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii)

Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their…

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Kendall Memo Addresses Some Barriers to Competition; Industry Says More Work to be Done

Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall announced five new measures to boost competition in defense contracting,…

Kodiak Launch Complex. Launch Pad 2
Photo: Alaska Aerospace Corp.

Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Terminated Just After Takeoff

The Defense Department Monday said "an anomaly," led to the flight test termination of the…

The Marine Corps' F-35B. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

DoD Relaxes Some F-35 Flight Restrictions; F-35B Completes Wet Runway, Crosswind Testing

The Defense Department has relaxed some of its flight restrictions on F-35 test aircraft after…

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Meeting Minimal Bandwidth Requirements Critical Part of Pentagon IT, CIO Says

The Pentagon’s top official for information technology said Wednesday that contractors will have to be…

Kodiak Launch Complex. Launch Pad 2
Photo: Alaska Aerospace Corp.

Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Terminated Just After Takeoff

The Defense Department Monday said "an anomaly," led to the flight test termination of the…

Blimp In A Box
Photo: Drone Aviation Corp.

Drone Aviation Delivers Surveillance equipment To REF

Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC), Monday said it delivered specialized surveillance equipment-- advanced optics systems--to support…

Multi-Channel Manpack Radio
Photo: Harris

Harris Receives NSA Certification For Multi-channel Manpack Radio

Harris [HRS] said it received Type-1 National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its Falcon III®…

Notional Ground Combat Vehicle
Source: BAE Systems

General Dynamics, BAE Systems Win Study Contracts For Future Fighting Vehicle

General Dynamics [GD] and BAE Systems were each awarded $7.9 million study contracts for a…

The block 2 version of the Rolling Airframe Missile during testing. Photo provided by Raytheon.

Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile…

BF-17, Major Richard "BC" Rusnok & BF-18, LtCol Jon "Miles" Ohma

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $122 Million For F-35 Support Equipment

The Navy Wednesday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $122 million modification to a previously-awarded F-35…

USS Freedom (LCS-1) during a to Singapore in 2013. Photo: U.S. Navy

Bath Iron Works Reels In LCS Maintenance Planning Contract

Edging out two industry rivals, General Dynamics [GD] Bath Iron Works has won a key…

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F-35B Hits Software, Flight Hour Milestones

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the F-35 program recorded a handful of software-related milestones in August,…

The Air Force's F-16D fighter jet. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Air Force Performing Temporary Fixes On F-16D Longerons

The Air Force is removing and replacing 50 fasteners per jet in the area of…

RQ-4 Global Hawk
Photo: Northrop Grumman

RQ-4 Global Hawk Demonstrates Adaptability, New Missions

The Air Force this summer showed the adaptability of its Northrop Grumman [NOC]-built RQ-4 Global…

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Air Force Moves SpaceX’s AsiaSat 6 Launch To Wednesday AM Following F9R Incident

The Air Force approved Space Exploration Technology Corp.’s (SpaceX) request to move its previously scheduled,…

Photo: NASA.

Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman Contract For Air Force Weather Work

The Air Force recently awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract valued…

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Operations in Iraq Against ISIS Could Lead to Changes In FY '15 Budget, Officials Say

Ongoing airstrikes in Iraq against the terrorist group Islamic State may affect the yet-to-be-finalized defense…

Iron Dome System
Photo: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Obama Signs Iron Dome Funding Bill For Immediate Boost in Interceptor Production

President Barack Obama signed into law late Monday a bill providing $225 million in emergency…

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…

CAPITOL

Senate Appropriators Concerned About Domestic Tactical Rocket Motor Industry

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

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Kendall Memo Addresses Some Barriers to Competition; Industry Says More Work to be Done

Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall announced five new measures to boost competition in defense contracting,…

SAIC Sector President Doug Wagoner. Photo: SAIC

SAIC Introduces Enterprise Cyber Security Solution

Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Tuesday introduced CyberSecurity Edge, a combination of software tools…

UTC Chairman and CEO Louis Chenevert. Photo: UTC

UTC Boosts Share Repurchase Plans, Reaffirms 2014 Guidance

United Technologies Corp. [UTX] on Wednesday reaffirmed its earnings guidance for 2014 and said it…

As part of its turnkey screening services model, Rapiscan uses its cargo and vehicle inspection systems for screening at ports and borders. Photo: OSI Systems

Albania Pulling Out Of Turnkey Screening Services Project With Rapiscan, Firm Says

The election of a new government in Albania has led to the halt of Rapiscan’s…



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