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DoD Creates 5G Office To Tap Silicon Valley

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The Pentagon says it can’t keep up with private tech firms using 5G. Mike Griffin says the best it can do is try and be “good customers.”

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Trump: Turkey Is Out of F-35 Program; Esper & Warren Battle In Senate

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A friendly Senate hearing heated up when Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Acting SecDef Esper “you should not be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.”

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Navy Builds Hypersonic Test Ground in California

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  PENTAGON The Navy is refitting its decades-old China Lake weapons testing and research site in the Mojave Desert to begin hosting hypersonic weapons testing from a variety of platforms, including undersea launchers. A notice posted on a government contracting Website Tuesday night offered the first concrete evidence that the Pentagon is moving ahead on… Keep reading →

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Kyl Named To SASC; Missile Defense, Nuke Battles Likely On Capitol Hill

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As Jon Kyl, the new senator who brings a long track record of spending on missile defense and nukes returns to the Hill, Democrats in the House might have other ideas.

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House GOP Defense Heavies Slam China After Hypersonic Missile Test

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CAPITOL HILL: Sometimes it can seem as if one lives on several different planets at the same time while living here in Washington. This afternoon saw three top GOP lawmakers decrying China after it apparently tested (we don’t know if the test was successful) a hypersonic vehicle. This evening, the Navy announced it is beefing… Keep reading →

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Pentagon’s Global Strike Weapon Stuck In Limbo; Congress Fears Accidental Nuclear War

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As part of its ongoing strategic “pivot” towards the Pacific, early this year the Defense Department announced it would design a new missile able to quickly cross long distances and penetrate sophisticated air defenses, of the kind rapidly proliferating across Asia. The so-called “conventional prompt strike option” would be submarine-launched, the Pentagon said in its… Keep reading →

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Paris to Sydney in 3 Hours. EADS Begins Developing Hypersonic Plane

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EADS Chief Technologist Jean Botti discusses development of a commercial airliner that could fly at hypersonic speeds, more than four times the speed of sound. Want a daily email update on the Defense industry? Sign up here for the Breaking Defense newsletter or follow us on Twitter.

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