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Marines F-35B Units Land on USS Wasp for Patrol Operation

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Fighter Attack Squadron 121 has landed F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s 2018 spring patrol. The recent landing on the East China Sea starts the F-35B’s first deployment for an MEU operation, the Marines said Monday. The MEU’s annual …

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Pentagon Eyes Formation of Space Combatant Command

The Defense Department looks to establish a combatant command to manage space warfare missions in response to foreign militarization efforts in outer space, Nextgov reported Wednesday. DoD told Congress in a report last week that department officials are exploring strategies for joint space forces to manage multidomain, trans-regional and space warfighting operations. Officials …

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Report: DoD Issues Report on Planned Space Reforms to Congress

The Defense Department has submitted its initial report to Congress on plans to restructure national security space programs and offices, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. The report stated that acquisition processes for space technologies currently impede modernization efforts and that the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center should undergo reorganization to help …

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In-Q-Tel’s Lisa Porter Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Engineering

President Donald Trump has nominated Lisa Porter, an executive vice president at In-Q-Tel and director of IQT Labs, to be deputy undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, the White House announced Friday. Porter served as president of Teledyne Technologies‘ scientific and imaging business before she joined In-Q-Tel. Her federal career also includes time as …

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Report: Army Eyes Expanded Mission for Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System

The U.S. Army aims to expand operations of the battle command system of its future Integrated Air and Missile Defense platform, Defense News reported Friday. The IAMD Battle Command System was originally designed to serve as the command-and-control system for IAMD, which is under development to replace the Army’s existing Patriot missile defense systems. …

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