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FCAS & TF-X: The Future Or Sci-Fi Fantasy?

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Breaking Defense video screencap

When we saw the LEGO Star Wars starfighter at this year’s Paris Air Show, we knew we had to have some fun. Enjoy!

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No Regrets On JEDI Cloud: DDS Chief Chris Lynch

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screenshot of DoD website

The famously hoodie-clad founder of the Defense Digital Service defends his legacy as he prepares to hand over the helm.

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Robot Hover Tanks With Ray Guns? Army Looks To Replace M1

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StarWars.com

“It doesn’t have to be a tank, it just has to be decisive and lethal,” Brig. Gen. Richard Ross Coffman answered. “If that is run by a flux capacitor, hovers, and has a ray gun — and we can make it run at a reasonable cost — we’ll look at it.”

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Stop Wasting Time So We Can Beat China: DoD R&D Boss, Griffin

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Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

“I’ve never seen a Congress more on our side than it is today,” Griffin said. “In every meeting on the Hill, I am asked, ‘what relief do you need? What legal remedies do you require? What can we do to help you move faster?’ So if you are bound by legal impediments…I need bring those forward, because I am perfectly willing to go to Congress.”

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Space-Based Missile Defense Can Be Done: DoD R&D Chief Griffin

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Raytheon

Some 35 years after Ronald Reagan’s famous Star Wars speech, the Pentagon’s R&D chief said that space-based missile defenses are technically feasible and reasonably affordable.

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Robot Wars: Centaurs, Skynet, & Swarms

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Sorry, real robots won't be this cute and friendly.

WASHINGTON: I haven’t seen the new Star Wars movie yet — no spoilers in the comments section, please — but its vision of high-tech warfare is already looking quaint. Always at heart a fairy tale in space, the series puts humans in the cockpit and on the front lines, with droids as adorable sidekicks. Meanwhile,… Keep reading →

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US ‘Steadily Retreating’ In South China Sea Dispute

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Those of us who cover the US military in detail, those in the military and those who spend lots of time around the military tend to be at least mildly obsessed with Star Trek and Star Wars. As his opening make clear, Dean Cheng is truly one of the tribe. But his topic, freedom of… Keep reading →

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