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Robert Work

Robert Work, Philip Dunne Eye US-UK Defense Tech Collaboration

Robert Work U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Philip Dunne, British minister for defense equipment, support and technology, met Tuesday at the Pentagon to discuss the countries’ ...
Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan

Chris Bogdan: Pentagon Expects Lockheed to Deliver 36 F-35 Jets by Year’s End

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan The Pentagon expects Lockheed Martin to complete the delivery of 36 F-35 fighter jets by the end of 2014, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes Air ...
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Congress OKs Revised Bills on Foreign Arms Sales

The Congress has approved two bills that U.S. officials say could impact the approval process for foreign arms sales, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes one bill would permit ...
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Senate to Vote on FY 2015 Defense Authorization Bill Friday

The Senate has moved forward on the proposed $585 billion defense spending bill and will hold a vote on the legislation Friday, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Ramsey Cox writes ...
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USAF Taps Toyon-Flir Team for Airborne Infrared Surveillance Tech; Anthony Absi Comments

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Toyon Research Corp. and Flir Systems with a $750,000 contract to design and build a shortwave infrared camera system for air-based military surveillance ...
Navy Laser Weapon System

ONR’s Matthew Klunder: Shipboard Laser Weapon Completes Operational Tests

The Office of Naval Research has concluded a three-month operational demonstration in the Persian Gulf of a shipboard laser weapon system that was integrated with the existing ...
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FY 2015 Omnibus Bill Sets $1.5B for Boeing-Built Attack Jets

U.S. lawmakers have included language in the $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill that sets aside $1.46 billion to purchase 15 additional Boeing-built electronic attack ...
Sen. Carl Levin

Carl Levin: Senate to Vote on Defense Authorization Bill This Week

Sen. Carl Levin Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) expects the Senate to begin deliberation on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 this week after its passage in the ...
U.S. Navy

Bill Gortney Takes Leadership Reins for NORAD, Northcom

Adm. William Gortney U.S. Navy Adm. Bill Gortney formally took the post of commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command during a change-of-command ...
Gen. John Hyten

John Hyten: USAF Has More Work to Do on Russian Engine Replacement

Gen. John Hyten Gen. John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command, said the branch still needs to work out the details of a plan to develop a rocket engine to replace the Russian-made ...