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House Armed Services Committee Proposes $604B in 2016 Defense Funds

The House Armed Services Committee has unveiled a policy bill authorizing $515 billion in U.S. Defense Department base budget and another $89.2 billion in overseas war funds for 2016 fiscal year, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Kristina Wong writes the House’s 2016 National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions to bar …

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House Subpanel Eyes F-35B, F/A-18, Stryker Additions to 2016 Defense Budget

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces subcommittee plans to include additional F-35B and F/A-18E/F aircraft and upgraded Stryker armored vehicles in the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2016, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the House panel wants to add as much as six of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35B jets …

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John McCain Calls for Different Requirements to Move UCLASS Program Forward

Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to prioritize the Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike program, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes that the program has faced delays over concerns on the balance of requirements in weapons payload size, operational range …

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Report: Australia Sends Airmen to US for Armed Drone Training

Australian defense officials said last week that Royal Australian Air Force personnel has begun training in the U.S. to operate armed unmanned aircraft, Reuters reported Sunday. Matt Siegel writes the announcement came just days after the U.S. State Department issued a new policy that allows exports of drones to U.S. …

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