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Navy to Deploy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Squadron to Japan

The U.S. Navy will deploy its Northrop Grumman-built E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to Japan next month as part of the service branch’s rebalance effort in the Asia Pacific, USNI News reported Thursday. Sam LaGrone writes the E-2D assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 Tigertails will head to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni from Naval Station …

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Navy Realigns Information Warfare Learning Sites

The U.S. Navy has subordinated the Center for Information Warfare Training’s learning sites under training commands in a move to increase oversight of the facilities. The service branch said Tuesday that CIWT’s 12 learning sites will be renamed “information warfare training sites” and placed under the control of Information Warfare Training Commands in Virginia …

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Military Times: Trump Should Complete First Defense Budget Plan by April

President-elect Donald Trump needs to complete his first spending plan for the Defense Department before a continuing resolution that currently funds government operations expires in April, Military Times reported Monday. Leo Shane writes Trump’s first budget request will establish a baseline for at least four years of defense spending. The report said Trump looks to grow …

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General Dynamics-Built USS Rafael Peralta Destroyer Completes Acceptance Trials

The General Dynamics-built USS Rafael Peralta guided missile destroyer has completed its two-day acceptance trials that sought to review the ship’s construction process and crew. The U.S. Navy said Wednesday its Board of Inspection and Survey led the evaluation during a series of pier-side and underway demonstrations off the coast of Maine. INSURV validated …

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CRS: DoD’s R&D, Test & Evaluation Appropriations Hit $65.5B in Fiscal 2015

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists shows that the Defense Department’s research, development, testing and evaluation appropriations reached $65.5 billion in fiscal year 2015, which accounted for 48.2 percent of $135.8 billion in total federal R&D appropriations for that year. Steven Aftergood wrote in a …

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Report: 2017 NDAA to Boost Laser Weapon Procurement Budget

The Defense Department will receive a 51 percent increase in funds to procure and develop laser weapons under the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that President Obama signed into law last week, Military Times reported Wednesday. Shawn Snow writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes roughly $328 million for the development of directed-energy …

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