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DoD News: Richard Spencer Talks About Efforts for Navy Modernization

At a news briefing, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer discussed the service branch’s progress under the 2018 National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Wednesday. The Navy plans to refine processes, employ Congressional acquisition authorizations and partner with industry to support the development of the Navy–Marine Corps team, said Spencer, a 2018 Wash100 recipient. Spencer discussed …

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Army, Marine Corps Plan Ground Force Modernization Efforts

U.S. Army and Marine Corps officials have said both service branches aim to prioritize modernization programs as part of efforts to help ground forces engage in complex security environments, DoD News reported Thursday. Gen. John Murray, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for programs, told members of the House House Armed …

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GAO: DoD should factor workload, unmanned aircraft use into fighter squadron requirements review

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department reassess fighter pilot squadron requirements across military services to mirror existing and emerging conditions such as the rise in workload and use of unmanned aircraft systems. GAO said in a report publicly released Wednesday officials at the Air Force, Navy and the Marine Corps …

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F-35B Arrives at Centcom HQ Prior to First Combat Deployment

An F-35B aircraft arrived Wednesday at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida as part of a two-day visit meant to inform U.S. Central Command senior leaders on the short-takeoff/vertical-landing aircraft’s capacities and limitations before it enters theater operations. The Lockheed Martin-built aircraft is slated for its first combat deployment aboard the USS Essex amphibious assault ship to …

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