DefenseAlert, Aug. 28, 2015 -- The Navy has entered into discussions with multiple countries to determine how those foreign partners could potentially fund a sixth Mobile User Objective System satellite, according to a service official.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 28, 2015 -- The Defense Department has sent Congress a list of new-start acquisition programs and weapon system production increases that would be adversely affected should Capitol Hill remain snarled in budgetary gridlock and pass only a stopgap spending measure for fiscal year 2016, according to documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.
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DefenseAlert, Aug. 28, 2015 -- From Aug. 6 to 21, the Pacific Air Forces took part in Red Flag Alaska 15-3, the latest installment of an annual set of exercises designed to facilitate cooperation among coalition partners. Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan and South Korea joined the United States in participating.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 28, 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled Friday to announce the Obama administration's plans to award a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Hybrid Electronics to a consortium of 162 companies, universities and nonprofits led by the FlexTech Alliance based in Silicon Valley, according to a Defense Department statement.
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DefenseAlert, Aug. 25, 2015 -- The expansion of civilian remotely piloted aircraft operators within the Air Force will not include strike activities, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh.
Inside the Navy, August 31, 2015 -- The Marine Corps is unlikely to re-start a humvee upgrade program in the near term, according to a program official, even though the service will need to sustain many of the legacy tactical vehicles through the 2020s.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 24, 2015 -- In their first joint press briefing in seven months, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh addressed the potential adverse implications a stopgap funding measure for the upcoming fiscal year would have on the service's programs and planning.