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Navy Demos Harpoon Block II+ Missile System

The U.S. Navy has tested the Harpoon Block II+ missile’s compatibility with the F/A-18 aircraft’s updated software. The compatibility test with the System Configuration Set H12E update was held Monday at Point Mugu Sea Test Range, California, the Naval Air System Command said Wednesday. “Harpoon Block II+ expands on a legacy of over 40 years of …

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Senate Armed Services Panel OKs $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday cleared through a unanimous vote a bill that would allocate $640 billion in defense base budget and $60 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2018, The Hill reported Wednesday. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Senate committee, said the 2018 National …

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Capt. John Dougherty Named Navy Precision Strike Weapons Program Manager

Capt. John Dougherty, formerly class desk officer for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned carrier aviation program office, has taken a new role as manager of the service branch’s precision strike weapons program office. The Navy said Thursday that Dougherty will oversee 30 programs that cost more than $4.7 billion combined, including the Naval Air Systems …

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Rear Adm. Carl Chebi Takes Navy PEO Roles for C4I, Space Systems

Rear Adm. Carl Chebi, formerly vice commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, has assumed new roles as program executive officer for space systems and PEO for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence at the U.S. Navy. The Navy said Tuesday Chebi succeeded Rear Adm. Christian Becker, who will become commander of the Space and …

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Deborah Lee James: Super Hornets Cannot Replace F-35 Fighters

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft cannot serve as a substitute for Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes James told the publication the F/A-18 and F-35 aircraft “fulfill different requirements” since as former is a fourth-generation platform while the …

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