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Sen. Thad Cochran Proposes $650.7B Defense Spending Package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a defense policy bill that would allocate $581.3 billion in base budget, $64.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funds and $4.5 billion in emergency missile defense funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. Cochran on Tuesday introduced the draft …

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House OKs $692B Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a conferenced version of a defense spending bill that would allocate $626.4 billion in base budget and $65.7 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Tuesday. The compromise FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase …

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Leigh Gordon: Australia to Field New Tech for Lockheed Autonomic Logistics Info System

Air Vice Marshal Leigh Gordon, head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for Australia’s air force, has said the country looks to field a new system designed to mitigate sovereignty challenges related to Lockheed Martin‘s autonomic logistics information system (ALIS), FlightGlobal reported Sunday. The report noted the new system …

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Navy Nominees Thomas Modly, James Geurts Gain Senate Committee Approval

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nominations of Thomas Modly as undersecretary of the U.S. Navy and James Geurts as acquisition chief at the service branch, USNI News reported Thursday. Modly, a former Navy helicopter pilot, concurrently serves as managing director at PwC’s national security practice and global government defense …

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Navy Conducts 1st F-35C Flight Operations Aboard USS Carl Vinson Carrier

The U.S. Navy‘s first F-35 Joint Striker Fighter variant underwent a flight exercise Oct. 18 aboard an aircraft carrier off the Southern California coast as the aircraft prepares to reach initial operating capability. F-35C Lightning II from the Strike Fighter Squadron 125 performed launch and recovery operations on the USS Carl Vinson as part …

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