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Pentagon Issues Classified RFP For New Missile Interceptor

Posted by Paul McLeary on


DoD goes back to the drawing board to replace its missile interceptors. Can they make it work this time?

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Border Wall Money Taken From Alaska Missile Interceptors, Shipyards & More

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We have been been given a lawful order by the president to respond to this crisis on the border and we’re doing that,” a Pentagon official said.

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Despite Missile Launches, North Korea Deal Still Possible Says Turner

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


There is “a significant opportunity for the United States to come to the table and negotiate with North Korea and at least begin the steps to take the program back,” says Ranking HASC Member Mike Turner.

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Sen. Hoeven: Fully Fund GBSD & Nuke Warhead Modernization

Posted by Sen. John Hoeven on


You don’t see lots of op-eds from members of the House or Senate appropriations committees. Why? The so-called cardinals — whose influence has slipped with the demise of regular budget order in the two chambers — remain among the most powerful figures on Capitol Hill because they have a greater say than most of their… Keep reading →

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Adm. Davidson: China Assaults International Order

Posted by James Kitfield on


The most profound change resulting from China’s military modernization has been in its space capabilities. Back in 2000 China only had 10 satellites in orbit, and this year it will launch more satellites than any other nation on the planet.

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Luxembourg’s Kleos Space Wins EU Funds for Geolocation Sats

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Tiny Luxembourg is mighty in Europe’s space innovation sector. Because of a government-backed investment and tax-break scheme launched in 2017, it now is home to more than 50 commercial space companies and research labs.

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HASC Adds NC3 Funds; Wants Talks With Russia, China

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


HASC calls on Pentagon for “near- and long-term plans and options to ensure resilience” of the nuclear command, control and communications network, including requirements for survivability and protection of the supply chain.

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Recent North Korean Missile Launches Don’t Change ‘Palpable’ Drop In Tensions: Gen. Abrams

Posted by Colin Clark on


Gen. Robert Abrams tells Breaking Defense, “Recent activities on the peninsula have not changed that palpable reduction of tension on the peninsula.”

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Congress, Pentagon Renew Old Fight Over 3rd Missile Defense Site

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon has long worried about the multi-billion dollar price tag that comes along with building a new interceptor field and its infrastructure. Influential lawmakers want a permanent site built that will support close to 1,000 jobs in their districts.

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Shanahan Finally Nominated, Confirmation May Be Tough

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Acting Defense Secretary, with less than two years of national security experience under his belt, is poised to take over a department in the throes of a rapid modernization project, while rattling sabres with Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, China, and Russia.

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