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Trump OK’s Huge Industrial Base Study: Rollout May Be Delayed

Posted by Paul McLeary on

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President Trump approved a major study of America’s national security economy last week after meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. But Hurricane Florence might have something to say about when it’s released!

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Pentagon Wants Industry to be Smart on Cyber, But No Plan Yet

Posted by Paul McLeary on

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Under constant cyber attack, the Pentagon is struggling to find ways to incorporate cyber security as part of the contracting process.

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Farnborough Preview: Navarro Leads US Sales Push; Reaper Flies Atlantic To RIAT

Posted by Colin Clark on

WASHINGTON: No Russians. Few Chinese. The F-35. And the man who has led the charge in America’s trade wars, Peter Navarro, at the head the American delegation, with lots of other senior American officials along eager to boost bilateral sales of US weapons and civilian aircraft. Those are the early outlines of what we’ll see at this… Keep reading →

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Army Modernizes, Modestly: Hard Upgrades To M1s, MRAPs, Humvees

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

AUSA: It may sound ambitious, even hubristic, that the Army wants to fold all its modernization programs into a single 30-year plan. But the long-range look is all about living within limits. The service wants to keep researching and developing 21st century weapons like the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) truck and the tank-like Ground… Keep reading →

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