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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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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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Lasers, Hypersonics, & AI: Mike Griffin’s Killer Combo

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How will the US kill enemy hypersonic weapons in future war? The Pentagon’s research chief has some high-tech ideas.

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DoD Wants Help To Spot — & Kill — Mobile Missiles

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The Pentagon has quietly asked defense contractors for ways to spot enemy missile launchers — so the US can destroy them before they even fire.

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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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White House Missile Defense Review: Space Lasers, Weapons On Table

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is studying options for putting lasers, directed energy weapons, and missile defense systems into space to protect against an array of increasingly advanced ballistic and cruise missiles being developed by China, Russia, and North Korea, a senior Trump administration official said Wednesday. President Trump is set to announce the results of a… Keep reading →

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Will Budget Crunch Pentagon Laser & Space Investments?

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Despite increasing uncertainty over President Trump’s surprise proposal to cut $33 billion from defense, the Pentagon’s R&D chief says he’s confident more cash will be pumped into laser weapons and new space capabilities.

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Japan Aegis Ship Tracks, Destroys Ballistic Missile

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The Japanese government is spending billions on sea and ground-based missile defenses, but all the talk in the Pentagon is on space, as the U.S. scrambles to meet new hypersonic threats from China and Russia.

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Army Warhead Is Key To Joint Hypersonics

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While officials as senior as Chief of Staff Mark Milley have previously talked about Army hypersonics in general terms, today’s statements by both the Army’s Russell and OSD’s Miller were unequivocal: The Army wants a ground-launched hypersonic weapon.

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Lockheed ‘Seizes High Ground’ With Second Hypersonics Deal

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“All of the fundamental research in hypersonic aerodynamics is United States (work),” said Pentagon R&D chief Mike Griffin. “We did not choose to weaponize the results of that research. Our adversaries have chosen to weaponize it. That’s the challenge. We will respond.”

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