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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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USAF Transports Underwater Equipment to Support Argentine Submarine Search & Rescue Mission

The U.S. Air Force has deployed military transport aircraft units to deliver U.S. Navy undersea rescue systems to help search for a missing Argentine submarine in the southern Atlantic Ocean. USAF said Monday the Air Mobility Command launched two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and one C-5M Super Galaxy over the weekend to transport a submarine rescue chamber …

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Navy Adopts Mapping Tool for Live-Fire Exercises

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has sponsored the development of a mapping software platform for warfighters to map live-fire training areas. The tool is built through ONR’s TechSolutions rapid-response science and technology program and designed to integrate with the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Kinetic Integrated Lightweight Software Individual Tactical Combat Handheld …

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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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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. Earlier this week, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed on a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes $692 billion in …

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Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley: Legislative Authority Helps Navy Reduce Columbia-Class Submarine’s Cost Per Unit

Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, program executive officer for submarines at the U.S. Navy, has said the service branch has reduced the average procurement unit cost of the Columbia-class submarine program – SSBN-826 – to $7.21 billion through contracting methods and legislative authority, USNI News reported Monday. “So that was a combination …

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Reports: Trump’s Supplemental Budget Request Seeks $6B More for Missile Defense, South Asia Strategy

President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his administration’s fiscal 2018 supplemental budget request that would allocate approximately $6 billion in additional funds for missile defense programs, South Asia strategy and ship repairs, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. Trump wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to …

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Navy Names 5th Expeditionary Sea Base Ship Under Construction by General Dynamics NASSCO

The U.S. Navy has named its latest Expeditionary Sea Base ship under contract with General Dynamics‘ shipbuilding business as USNS Miguel Keith. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said the vessel designated T-ESB 5 is named after the late U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor awardee Miguel Keith, the Navy said Saturday. …

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