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Global Hawk Aircraft Lands in Alaska for Reconnaissance Exercise

Eielson Air Force Base welcomed on Thursday an RQ-4 Global Hawk tasked to support RED FLAG-Alaska, a simulated reconnaissance training exercise. The aircraft - assigned to Beale AFB - and a team of pilots will take part in an effort to better apply the RQ-4's reconnaissance capacities to simulated warfighting, Eielson AFB said Friday.

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CIA Vet Charles Allen: Drones to Replace Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft

CIA veteran Charles E. Allen has predicted unmanned aerial systems will soon replace manned aircraft to carry out reconnaissance operations in an interview with Breaking Defense published Tuesday. “I think we’ll move almost solely to unmanned reconnaissance, whether it’s long range in the class of Global Hawk or whether it deals with Predator A’s (or) Predator …

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Chuck Hagel Asks NATO Allies to Invest in Cybersecurity, Special Ops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has urged NATO counterparts to invest in capabilities such as cybersecurity and special operations as well as reconsider their spending strategies amid tight budgets, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton writes Hagel met with NATO defense ministers during a two-day conference in Brussels on Thursday. “I made …

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Senate Passes $607B FY 2014 Defense Budget

A bill authorizing a $607 billion defense budget for fiscal year 2014 awaits signature by President Barack Obama after being approved by the Senate Thursday night, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed the Senate with an 84-15 vote on Thursday and cleared …

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House, Senate Negotiators Reach Defense Bill Deal

House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a compromise version of a defense authorization act for fiscal year 2013, which Defense News reports allocates $631 billion in funding for the Pentagon. The goal was to iron out differences between both chambers’ bills and get a final bill to …

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