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Navy 'Considering' 12th LPD In Light Of Hill Movement, LX(R) Decision

Inside the Navy, Nov. 24, 2014 -- NORFOLK, VA -- The Navy is "considering" a proposal to build the 12th San Antonio-class ship as a bridge to a future amphibious replacement fleet in light of congressional movement and a recent decision to base the new LX(R) platform on the LPD-17 hull form, according to a service official.

Langley AFB ISR Wing Evolving To Support Operation Inherent Resolve

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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.

Air Force, Lockheed Martin Reach $4.7B Agreement For F-35 LRIP-8 Lot

DefenseAlert, Nov. 21, 2014 -- The Defense Department has awarded F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin its eighth low-rate initial production contract, valued at $4.7 billion for 43 airframes, according to a Nov. 21 press release from the joint program office.

Pentagon Price Czar Vows Continued 'Zealousness' In Face Of Industry Criticism

DefenseAlert, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Despite concerns from industry that Pentagon acquisition officials are being too aggressive in their negotiations, the Defense Department's pricing director said he makes no apologies for seeking good deals and has no plans to change tactics.

Defense Contractors Look Beyond U.S. Military

DefenseAlert, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Facing declining Pentagon spending, defense contractors from Exelis to Engility are increasingly reducing their U.S. military work and moving into federal civilian, commercial and international sales to make up for it.

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Pentagon's New Innovation 'Offset' Strategy To Shape Programs, Plans And Budgets

DefenseAlert, Nov. 17, 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has formally launched an ambitious and long-expected innovation investment strategy intended to shape the future of the Pentagon for years to come.
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Thornberry Gets Gavel

Retiring House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) today congratulated Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) on receiving a recommendation from the House Republican Steering Committee that he take over as chairman of the panel. Thornberry is . . .


ATK-Orbital Deal To Continue

Alliant Techsystems and Orbital Sciences said Monday that despite the Antares launch failure that occured last month the two companies still plan to continue their merger. But the deal, which would combine ATK's aerospace and defense . . .


Autonomous Push

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has singled out autonomous systems as a key investment area in the Pentagon's new innovation initiative amid the Army's ongoing efforts to plumb industry for potential unmanned ground vehicle technologies. Hagel's new . . .

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