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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Must Consider Speed in Global Competition

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense needs to emphasize on speed in response to the global power competition, DoD News reported Friday. He said the U.S. isn't moving as fast as its competitors, and cited China's use of economy in support of the Asian country's military.

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Ellen Lord: US Should Continue Nuclear Power Upgrade, Stay Ahead of Russia, China

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the government should avoid any interruption or funding cuts in its ongoing nuclear capability modernization to stay ahead of Russia and China, which have been upgrading their nuclear power. She cited that some U.S. weapons are already approaching ages where technologies are required to end operations, the Department of Defense said Thursday

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Navy Planning to Develop Multi-Domain Offensive Strike Missiles

The U.S. Navy issued a written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee stating plans to integrate multi-domain capabilities into its next-generation offensive missiles, USNI News reported Monday. The Navy’s Offensive Missile Strategy succeeds the Cruise Missile Strategy and includes non-nuclear offensive strike missiles with a capacity of over 50 nautical miles.

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Army Funding Development of Anti-Ship Precision Strike Missiles

The U.S. Army earmarked funds for the development of a land-based, anti-ship missile as part of the Precision Strike Missile program, Defense News reported Wednedsay. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Army’s long-range precision fires cross-functional team, said the service is accelerating efforts for the first PrSM spiral of capability that will apply cross-domain functions to attack maritime targets. 

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Navy Tests Hyper Velocity Projectiles From Mk 45 Naval Gun

The U.S. Navy test-fired 20 hyper velocity projectiles from guided missile destroyer USS Dewey into the Pacific Ocean last summer, USNI News reported Tuesday. The ship fired the missiles from its Mk 45 naval gun as part of the effort to expand the weapon's utility against unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles, the report noted.

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Rep. Randy Forbes: Congress Should Work to Increase Defense Spending

Rep. Randy Forbes, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee, has called for more budget for defense systems and seeks to undo the 2015 budget deal, Breaking Defense reported Friday. According to the story by Sydney Freedberg Jr., Forbes told the publication he believes increasing the Defense Department budget …

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CBO Pegs Nuclear Weapon Program Costs at $355B Through 2023

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Obama administration will need $355 billion between fiscal years 2014 and 2013 to manage the country’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. That figure is intended to reflect the costs of operating and maintaining current systems as well as plans by the departments of Energy …

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