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Air Force's GBSD Program Matures With RFI Release

DefenseAlert, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Air Force intends to replace the Minuteman III with an almost entirely new intercontinental ballistic missile that utilizes the existing reentry vehicles capable of delivering single and multiple nuclear warheads, according to a Jan. 23 request for information.
DOCUMENT: Air Force GBSD Request For Information

CBO: Nuclear Weapons Enterprise To Cost $348B Over Next Decade (Updated)

DefenseAlert, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the cost to maintain and upgrade the nation's nuclear enterprise is $348 billion through 2024 as the Pentagon and Energy Department pursue new programs to recapitalize the strategic submarine, intercontinental ballistic missile and bomber forces.
DOCUMENT: CBO Report On Projected Costs Of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2015 To 2024

Army, Marine Corps Launch Quest For Broader, Integrated War Campaigns

DefenseAlert, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Army, Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command are the newly designated sponsors of an effort to refashion how, and perhaps why, the U.S. military may fight future wars.
DOCUMENT: DOD Memo On Joint Concept For Integrated Campaigning

Defense Business Board: DOD Should Work To Develop S&T Strategy

DefenseAlert, Jan. 22, 2015 -- An influential defense advisory panel is recommending the Pentagon develop an overarching science and technology strategy, noting that the department's existing strategy is not applicable to driving S&T.
DOCUMENT: DBB Report On DOD's S&T Investments

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Air Force 'Missionizing' Aurora's Orion UAV After Record 80-Hour Flight

DefenseAlert, Jan. 22, 2015 -- The Air Force plans to missionize its long-endurance Orion aircraft after the unmanned aerial vehicle broke records by flying non-stop for more than three days, almost tripling the previous endurance standard set by Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk.

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