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Navy Discussing Funding Sixth MUOS Satellite With Foreign Partners

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.

Pentagon Sends CR Wish List To Capitol Hill

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
DOCUMENT: DOD's FY-16 'Appropriation Anomalies' List

Red Flag Alaska 15-3 Boosts International Cooperation

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.

Carter To Announce New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Hub

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.
RELATED: Carter Previews Trip To New Silicon Valley Innovation Unit

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Air Force Plan Keeps Civilian RPA Contractors Out Of Strike Activities

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.

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