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The Navy has sent a special funding request to Congress seeking $2. 2 billion for buying 12 Boeing [BA] F/A-18 Super Hornets and eight Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35C Joint Strike Fighters in the 2016 budget year. The wishlist, requested separately from the fiscal 2016 budget request, said the ...

The Navy outlined a new initiative on Thursday designed to increase its ability to more quickly adopt new innovations in the commercial information technology sector to more rapidly response to new cyber threats. The goal is to work more closely with industry to focus on problems and solutions to ...

The Navy plans to conclude flight tests this spring of the X-47B unmanned plane built to demonstrate aircraft carrier operations as it moves toward a follow-on system planned to be operational in the early 2020s, senior officers said Wednesday. In written testimony to the Senate Armed Services ...

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), plans to unveil legislation this week aimed at reforming the Pentagon’s acquisition system in part to make it faster in the deployment of new technology by lessening bureaucratic requirements. Thornberry said at an ...

The Navy plans to stop ordering new Tomahawk cruise missiles beyond the 100 requested for fiscal 2016 while not ruling out the possibility of buying more, and will take a second look at the issue when it prepares its 2017 budget request, Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said this week. The Navy ...