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Navy Eyes Potential 30 Additional Growlers To Support Joint, Coalition Requirements

DefenseAlert, April 17, 2015 -- A recently completed Navy airborne electronic-attack force-structure study could -- if endorsed by the Joint Staff and blessed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense -- build the case for buying as many as 30 additional Boeing-built EA-18G Growlers in fiscal year 2017 in order for the Navy to fully support both the joint force and partner nations during operations in contested, anti-access environments.

DOD Seeking Better Modeling And Simulation For EW

DefenseAlert, April 17, 2015 -- The Defense Department needs better modeling and simulation products when it comes to electronic warfare, according to the Pentagon's acting research and engineering chief.

F-35 PEO: Joint Strike Fighter To Escape Concurrency 'Rut' Around 2018

DefenseAlert, April 17, 2015 -- The head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects the $400 billion fighter jet program to lift itself out of the concurrency “rut” by about 2017 or 2018 as the number of aircraft and engine faults discovered during developmental testing continues to decline.

Fifth Bidder Eyes Next-Generation Amphibious Vehicle Competition

DefenseAlert, April 17, 2015 -- A small Michigan company is poised to enter the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle program as one of five potential competitors for a multibillion-dollar contract, according to a Marine Corps official.

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Unmanned Systems Alert

Navy Plans X-47B Air-To-Air Refueling Test For April 15

DefenseAlert, April 14, 2015 -- The Navy plans to test the X-47B unmanned carrier system-demonstrator air-to-air refueling capability on April 15 before the system is retired, according to a service official.

Unmanned Systems Alert