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Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Monday. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $640 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget and $60 billion in war funds. The …

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Pentagon Assigns F-35 Warehousing Task to Australia, Netherlands

The Defense Department has delegated regional warehousing capability to Australia and the Netherlands as part of DoD’s F-35 Global Support Solution strategy. Both countries will manage the international fighter program’s aviation inventory through warehouse and distribution facilities located across the European and Pacific regions, according to an article published Wednesday on Lockheed …

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Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, has been confirmed as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm McCarthy’s nomination, which was announced by the White House in June, the Army said Thursday. McCarthy will succeed Karl Schneider and oversee the Army’s budget, …

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Roy Kelley to Serve as Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic

Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, director of the Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration office, will be assigned as commander of the Naval Air Force for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the Defense Department said Friday. He was appointed to his current position in April 2016 and led the integration of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft …

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Senate Armed Services Panel OKs $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday cleared through a unanimous vote a bill that would allocate $640 billion in defense base budget and $60 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2018, The Hill reported Wednesday. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Senate committee, said the 2018 National …

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