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Esper: Chinook & JLTV ‘Designed For a Different Conflict’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Army’s rebuilding to face China and Russia. That may leave programs designed over the past decade for COIN operations in the dust.

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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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India Is Going Big on New Fighters; Lockheed, Boeing Pledge Indian Plants

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Boeing, Lockheed, Dassault Aviation of France, the European Eurofighter consortium, Sweden’s Saab, and United Aircraft Corporation of Russia are all jockeying for position for an Indian fighter contract worth $15 billion for 110 planes, and an $8 billion navy program of around 60 aircraft.

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EXCLUSIVE Interview With Britt Slabinski, Medal Of Honor Recipient

Posted by James Kitfield on


President Trump will present the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, to Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski for embodying the U.S. military’s code of “leave no man behind.” The “Battle of Robert’s Ridge” claimed the lives of seven U.S. elite troops and was one of the bloodiest engagements for Special Forces up to that point in the post-9/11 Global War On Terror. 

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F-35 Prices Drop 8 Percent In $7 Billion Deal

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The Pentagon and F-35 maker Lockheed Martin have agreed on the terms of a deal for the Defense Department to buy two lots of F-35s for $7 billion. The big question now is the average price per plane for each tranche (LRIP 6 and 7). While we’ve confirmed with two sources that the deal… Keep reading →

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Would the Taliban Have Hit an Osprey?

Posted by Carlo Munoz on


Washington: The loss of 38 American soldiers, including members of SEAL Team Six, this week is spawning more questions than answers as DoD begins to piece together what happened that night in eastern Afghanistan. For more news and information on the swiftly-changing defense industry, please sign up for the Breaking Defense newsletter. You can also… Keep reading →

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Boeing Military Air Seeks Sales Growth in Foreign Markets; Tanker Talks Begin

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Paris: Boeing’s military aircraft business expects its international sales to grow by some 5 percent over the next five to seven years, president Chris Chadwick told Breaking Defense. He said Boeing sees “about a five- to seven-year window of opportunity that only comes along once in a while in the international arena.” Most of that… Keep reading →

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