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Air Force Pumps Cash Into ‘Vanguard’ Effort, Small Industry Teams

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“We need that partnership with customers on the DoD side where they’re willing to take a step forward with us in understanding that neither one of us knows the ultimate answer.”

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India-US ‘Tailoring’ Predator UAV For Multi-Service Buy

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Predator B’s weapons, avionics and comms suites will all need to be specially configured to meet the needs of India’s military.

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It’s Official: Turkey Out of F-35 Program By March 2020

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Washington finally removes Turkey from the F-35 program, but Pentagon officials decline to say whether there’s a path for it to come back.

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EU Steps Up Its Defense Spending, But Washington Says Not So Fast

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Is the European Defence Fund a long-overdue move by US allies to take more responsibility for their own security? Or a bid to exclude US companies from European arms markets?

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$34B = Biggest Procurement In History As Lockheed, DoD Handshake Deal for 478 F-35s

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The deal for hundreds of new F-35s will drive the cost per airplane below $80 million for the first time.

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US-Turkey Relations At Precipice; Turks Start S-400 Training

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The Pentagon appears to be ready to take further action in the long-running saga over Turkey and the F-35.

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DUSDI Bingen: DCGS, TPEDS Slow Intelligence Sharing

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USDI Kari Bingen says that DoD’s mission “is hampered when we have to pay in time and money analysts and experts to manually translate data files … to makes systems and data interoperable because of proprietary data standards and formats.”

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State, DoD Letter Warns European Union to Open Defense Contracts, Or Else

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Europe has bristled at a letter sent to the EU from the Pentagon and State Department, which says proposed EU defense programs are unfair to the US defense industry.

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Ellen Lord: Lot 12 Contract For F-35s Soon

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The Pentagon says a new F-35 deal is coming this summer, and promises more costs savings even as the program struggles to get needed spare parts.

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Gen. Ray: Attracting Capable Techies Key To NC3 Improvements

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Finding capable technologists is the key requirement as DoD upgrades NC3, says Gen. Timothy Ray

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