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2020 budget rollout

Army Sets 2023 Hypersonic Flight Test; Strategic Cannon Advances

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


To take out Russian and Chinese targets from a thousand miles away, the US Army wants two very different weapons: a hypersonic missile and a giant cannon.

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Hypersonics Won’t Repeat Mistakes Of F-35

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Let a hundred hypersonic flowers bloom, Pentagon officials say, instead of a single cumbersome mega-program.

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Budget 2020: A CR, Sequestration And Some Compromises?

Posted by Mackenzie Eaglen on


The White House defense budget for 2020 falls short of commitments made and actual requirements to meet the military’s strategy, but it begins to shift priorities and start the long process of investing in long-term competition with China and Russia. Washington still lacks the budget details for another week, but here are some initial reflections… Keep reading →

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Pentagon’s New Ballistic Missile Interceptor Doesn’t Work, Suffers Years-Long Delay

Posted by Paul McLeary on


What happens when the Pentagon’s new ballistic missile defeat program doesn’t work? They keep using the old one, which has a spotty track record.

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Army Lumbers Into Future: $33B In 2020-2024 For Big 6, Eventually

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Good news: That’s more money than the Army thought it could get for its top priorities. Bad news: We won’t see most of it this year.

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Navy Unveils Record Budget, Pushing Above 300 Ships

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The US Navy now says it’ll reach 355 ships by 2034, while whacking F-35Bs and a carrier from its five-year plan. What’s the strategy?

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2020 BUDGET: Airpower Wins Big; ‘Multi-Domain’ Emerges

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


For all the talk of major changes, the Pentagon is pouring money into some pretty traditional priorities.

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Why DoD Cut A Carrier in 2020 Budget: Survivable Robots & Missiles Vs. China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


An inside source explains the logic behind the 2020 budget’s most controversial call.

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