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DoD’s Proposed Measure Seeks to Allocate Over $2B to End U.S. Dependency on China for Rare Earth Supplies

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has proposed a measure that seeks to advance direct investments to end the country’s dependence on China for rare earth elements used to produce munitions, hypersonic systems, missiles and other weapons systems, Defense News reported Monday.

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ULA Prepares Atlas V Rocket for NASA’s Solar Orbiter Mission Launch; Gary Wentz Quoted

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has finalized preparations for the Atlas V rocket to launch the Solar Orbiter mission, an international cooperative mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, on Feb. 9 2020 from  Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ULA announced on Friday

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USAF Awards Raytheon $197M Contract to Modernize Missile Warning Sensor Systems: Dave Wajsgras Quoted

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded Raytheon a 5-year, $197 million contract to help the department modernize the missile warning architecture with a new system that will collect and fuse data from multiple sensors to provide a comprehensive picture of launch activity, the company announced on Tuesday

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Pentagon Report Uncovers Risks in Defense Industrial Base

A Department of Defense report says the number of weapons and ammunition suppliers has dropped despite DoD’s increased spending on such equipment since 2016, Defense News reported Thursday. “Even in the defense services market, which is traditionally considered to have lower barriers to entry, supplier counts are shrinking,” according to DoD’s Industrial Capabilities report released in May.

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Patrick Shanahan: Pentagon to Advance Efforts in Missiles, Cyber, Space Areas in 2019

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Pentagon plans to focus its 2019 national strategy on cyber, missiles and space areas in order to maintain the country’s military advantage. Shanahan wrote in a Defense News article published Monday that the Department of Defense will leverage developments in missile defense systems, hypersonics and long-range precision fires in 2019 to protect U.S. and international assets from adversary missiles.

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US Air Force Conducts Minuteman ICBM Launch Test

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test-fired an LGM-30 Minuteman III missile on Nov. 6, Noozhawk reported Wednesday. The intercontinental ballistic missile, which was armed with a mock warhead, was launched from an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. An AFGSC spokesman said the test was "reliable."

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