The recent termination of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon test flight shortly after liftoff will be a setback to the faster-than-the-speed-of-sound program designed to strike faraway and fleeting targets, according to experts and officials tracking the program.
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DefenseAlert, Aug. 27, 2014 -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee called on the White House this week to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria in ways that go beyond the fiscal year 2015 budget.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Money, or the lack of it, will be on the minds of many military officials this week when they gather in Suffolk, VA, for an annual Worldwide Joint Training Conference to develop schedules and proposals for military exercises amid an uncertain budget environment.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 26, 2014 -- A new Pentagon report on espionage against the U.S. defense industry finds that collection efforts from East Asia and the Pacific region have focused on acquiring technologies critical to enabling anti-access, area-denial doctrine -- as China is adopting -- including components needed for effective military space capabilities, long-endurance unmanned air vehicles and missiles.
DOCUMENT: DSS Report
DefenseAlert, Aug. 26, 2014 -- The Pentagon on Tuesday declined to discuss reports suggesting that the Obama administration has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a move that would mark a significant escalation in the air campaign against Islamic State militants across the border in Iraq.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 26, 2014 -- The third Mobile User Objective System satellite is on track for a January launch despite a delay due to a hardware deficiency discovered during thermal vacuum testing, according to a Lockheed Martin executive.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 18, 2014 -- The Air Force has put Northrop Grumman on contract for one final order of remotely piloted RQ-4B aircraft, bringing the service a step closer to satisfying its total requirement and ending Global Hawk production.DefenseAlert: Daily News
- Army Preps For MSFV Logistics And Training Support Contract
- Pentagon Takes Steps To Increase Competition In Defense Contracts
- Army Terminates Hypersonic Weapon Test Before Evaluating Payload
- Navy Delays Key Moves On Remote Minehunting System
- Senate Appropriators Reject $140M In Pentagon Reprogramming Requests
DefenseAlert, Aug. 21, 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said today that the Pentagon may have to rework its fiscal year 2015 budget plans in response to ongoing military operations in Iraq.
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The Navy yesterday released a request for proposals launching a new compeition for the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV), a centerpiece of the service's $1.4 billion Remote Minehunting System program. A decision on who will build the . . .08/26/2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that seven nations have signed up for a U.S.-led effort to supply Kurdish forces in Iraq combating the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant. "Two weeks ago, I commissioned . . .08/26/2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released a statement this morning marking the change of command between Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Army Gen. John Campbell at the International Security Assistant Force in Afghanistan. Dunford is leaving . . .