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Aircraft Systems Top Marine Corps’ FY 2018 Unfunded Priorities List

The U.S. Marines Corps has submitted its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list to Congress, which requests a total of $3.18 billion including $2.36 billion for aircraft and aviation systems procurement, USNI News reported Monday. The list includes two Sikorsky-built CH-53K Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters worth $287.7 million; four Lockheed Martin-made KC-130J transport …

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Leo Davies: F-35 Helps Drive Australia’s Force ‘Interoperability’ with US, Regional Partners

Leo Davies, chief of Australia’s air force, has said he believes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will help increase connections between the armed forces of Australia, the U.S. and regional allies, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Davies told a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies that the F-35 offers interoperability …

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Capt. John Dougherty Named Navy Precision Strike Weapons Program Manager

Capt. John Dougherty, formerly class desk officer for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned carrier aviation program office, has taken a new role as manager of the service branch’s precision strike weapons program office. The Navy said Thursday that Dougherty will oversee 30 programs that cost more than $4.7 billion combined, including the Naval Air Systems …

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Australian F-35, EA-18G Jets to Debut in March

Australia’s defense ministry will showcase a pair of Lockheed Martin-built F-35A fighter jets at the Australian International Airshow on March 3. The airshow will mark the Australian debut of F-35 planes in conjunction with the country’s first Boeing-built EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, Australia’s air force said Tuesday. “The F-35A will bring significant opportunities to Australian …

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President Trump: Lockheed Cuts Price on Next F-35 Production Lot

President Donald Trump has said Lockheed Martin moved to lower the price of the next batch of 90 F-35s by approximately $600 million, The Washington Post reported Monday. Aaron Gregg writes Trump made the statement after weeks of discussion with Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson about the program’s cost. Last month, Hewson gave Trump her personal commitment to drive down the …

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