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Hypersonic Weapon Test Failure Expected To Cause Program Setbacks

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.

Lawmakers Deny Army's Full Request To Transfer JTRS, WIN-T Funds

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The National Press Club has awarded its 2014 Newsletter Journalism Award to Inside the Army Associate Editor Jen Judson for her article that broke the news on the Army's plan to divest its Kiowa helicopters and instead use Apache helicopters that would be taken from the National Guard. Read the story and all of our award-winning coverage from prior years.

Rep. McKeon Calls For Comprehensive Strategy, Funding To Stop ISIS

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.

Joint Staff To Grapple With Budget Issues At Worldwide Training Conference

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.

Report: East Asia, Pacific Espionage Targets U.S. Industry For A2/AD Capabilities

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.

DOD Won't Discuss Reports Of Surveillance Flights Over Syria

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.

MUOS-3 Satellite On Track For January Launch Despite Hardware Deficiency

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.

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Hagel, Dempsey Consider Rethinking FY-15 Budget In Response To Iraq Operations

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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Defense Next 08/27/2014

RMS Solicitation

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 . . .


Resupply Help

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 . . .


ISAF Command Change

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 . . .

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