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Army Eyes Samsung smartphones

The U.S. Army this year plans to begin buying Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones for some infantry soldiers, pending approval from the Defense Department, according…


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Air Force May Reopen Light Attack Contest

Well, after the Air Force cancelled its award to Brazil-based Embraer for 20 Super Tucano light attack planes, the Pentagon has apparently told Brazilian officials…




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Will We Really See Future Weapons Gutted? (Updated)

Automatic, “salami slice” cuts to Pentagon budgets may be unlikely despite recent predictions of fiscal doom for the Defense Department should the Congressional supercommittee fail…


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F-35 to LCS at Risk Says Panetta

In case you haven’t heard, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta dropped some news that sent the beltwar press buzzing yesterday when he said that the F-35…


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The Marines’ New Harriers and The F-35B

We’ve all seen the news that emerged on Sunday saying that the Marines are close to buying 70 of Britain’s freshly retired Gr7/9 Harrier jump…


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Counterfeit Parts Found on P-8 Posiedons

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich) just dropped a couple of very alarming tales during a hearing about counterfeit parts making their way…


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Panorama: Boeing’s H-47F Chinook Factory

RIDLEY PARK, Pa. — Check out this panorama of Boeing’s newly renovated H-47F Chinook production line here in Ridley Park. The company brought DT up…


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Don’t Hold Your Breath for T-X

This morning, Air Force Secretary Michael Donely listed off a number of mission areas and programs that he will try to protect from budget “reductions…


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JLTV at Serious Risk?

Well, the Senate is looking to axe the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Army and Marine Corps effort to field a survivable yet maneuverable truck that bridges…


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DoD: Super Hornets to Offset F-35 Delays (Updated)

As Congress moves to flat-line F-35 Joint Strike Fighter purchases over the next two years, the Navy is buying more F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to offset…


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USMC Harriers, Hornets and Hueys May Do EW

While the Navy is replacing its aging EA-6B Prowlers electronic warfare (EW) jets with brand new EA-18G Growlers the Marine Corps is hoping to outfit…


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What’s DEVGRU Building in There??

Apparently the SEALs want to make their own …something? Sister site Kit Up! just spotted a solicitation by Navy DEVGRU (formerly known as SEAL Team Six)…


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$46 Billion Worth of Cancelled Programs

So here’s an interesting bit of defense technology related info presented by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments at a press conference to discuss…


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Can the Air Force Afford the New Bomber?

If the Pentagon holds to its current plans to chop hundreds billions of dollars from defense spending over the next decade the U.S. Air Force…


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Cartwright: Get Rid of the New Bomber

Well, Marine Corps Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the nation’s second highest military officer fired a shot at the Air Force’s renewed effort to field a…


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Fire Sale: Canada Buys Marine One Choppers

Well, it’s happened; the long rumored sale of the nine VH-71 helos that at one time made up the beginnings of the Marine One replacement fleet have…