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Make Northrop Work With Us On GBSD: Boeing To Hill, Air Force

Posted by Colin Clark on


“We think clearly it’s time for the Air Force and other governmental entities to engage and direct the right solution. Northrop has chosen not to do that,” Frank McCall, Boeing’s director of strategic deterrence systems, said.

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Textron Preps For Mass Production Of New Army Rifle

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Textron is not just betting it will win the Next Generation Squad Weapons contract: It’s betting the Army will want to start buying in bulk ASAP. That’s not a bad bet.

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Weld Problems Spread To Second Navy Sub Program

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The company that has experienced slip-ups in delivering missile tubes to the Navy might leave the business, leaving only a single company who can do the work.

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How Much Sealift Does US Have For Crisis? It’s Not Sure

Posted by Paul McLeary on


A new study points out that the Navy should do better at tracking how many ships it can call on in a pinch.

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China’s Defense Industry Barges Into Global Spotlight

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Beijing now boasts six of world’s top 15 defense firms according to a new report, edging out a slew of traditional defense powerhouses.

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Army Fields Anti-Jam GPS In Germany This Fall

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The first iteration of the new Assured Precision Navigation & Timing (APNT) kit will go to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Germany for evaluation.

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Tank Plant Trump Says He Saved Was Never In Danger

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Here’s the real history of the nation’s only factory for the massive M1 Abrams tanks.

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Navy Kicks Off New LCS Deployments; Training Questions Remain

Posted by Paul McLeary on


WASHINGTON: After years of delays, budget fights, and searing debates over the role that the ship will play, three Littoral Combat Ships will head out on their first deployments this year. “We’re deploying LCS this year. It’s happening. Two ships are going on the West Coast, one ship is going on the East Coast,” said… Keep reading →

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M2 Bradley Gets An Iron Fist; Rival Trophy APS Wins $67M For Army, Marine M1 Tanks

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Last month, the Army committed to buying an initial brigade’s-worth of the Iron Fist Active Protection System for the M2 Bradley. Meanwhile, with Tuesday morning’s announcement, the US is spending over $200 million to install the rival Trophy APS on not only Army but Marine Corps M1 Abrams tanks.

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MPF Light Tank Profits Estimated ~$495M: Byron Callan

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army’s said it wants 504 of the MPF light tanks. But analyst Byron Callan is betting that either the Marine Corps or foreign buyers (or both) add another 106, bringing the total to 610 machines.

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