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Report: Marines Start to Implement Mobile C2 System

The U.S. Marine Corps has begun to implement a mobile command-and-control system designed to detect and track flight paths and small objects at a faster rate and higher accuracy than current C2 platforms, Defense Systems reported Friday. Marine Air Control Squadron 2 transitioned to the new C2 system following completion …

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Report: Trump’s Proposed Fiscal 2018 Defense Budget Would Fund 9 Combat Ships

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would allocate $603 billion in funds for defense, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Government officials told Bloomberg that the proposed defense budget would appropriate funds for the acquisition of nine warships that include the addition of one DDG-51 Flight III guided-missile destroyer ship built by Huntington …

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Navy’s $125B Columbia-Class Submarine Program Gets Milestone B Approval From Pentagon

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has granted Milestone B approval to the U.S. Navy’s potential $125 billion Columbia-class nuclear missile submarine program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Milestone B decision will pave the way for the Navy to use the $773 million in funds that Congress …

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Marine Corps Eyes Increased Deployment of Robotic Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps looks to expand the use of autonomous technologies in the military branch’s air, ground and sea operations, Marine Corps Times reported Wednesday. Matthew Schehl writes the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines currently works on wargaming robotic technologies that will serve as the ground combat element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit beginning 2017. …

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Reports: Navy Eyes Combat Fleet Size of 355 Ships

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new shipbuilding plan that seeks to increase the service branch’s battle force fleet to 355 ships within the next three decades, USNI News reported Friday. Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein write the 2016 Force Structure Assessment represents a 47 increase in combat vessels from …

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Report: US Defense Contractors to See Continued Rise in Foreign Weapons Sales Under Next Administration

Analysts say U.S. defense contractors should expect a continued rise in arms exports following Donald Trump’s victory Wednesday in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle wrote analysts have said they think Trump would continue to support the supply of U.S. weapons systems to allied countries to …

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HR McMaster: Army Shifts Focus to Multi-Domain Battle Concept

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the U.S. Army’s Capabilities Integration Center director, is shifting its priority to cross-domain fires and artillery batteries to be able to perform surface-to-surface, surface-to-air and shore-to-ship missions, Defense News reported Tuesday. McMaster said the Army currently emphasizes on a multi-domain battle concept in a move to help …

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DOE: Manufacturers Saved $3B Through Department’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program

The Energy Department has found that its Better Buildings, Better Plants program has helped industry participants collectively save more than $3 billion in energy costs since the program’s inception five years ago. DOE said Friday that 12 current program partners have met their energy or water savings goals this year and 30 new partners have joined the program. …

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