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US to spend billions ‘modernizing’ nuclear arsenal

US to spend billions ‘modernizing’ nuclear arsenal

The United States plans to spend billions to upgrade a decades-old atomic bomb designed to stop a Soviet invasion of Europe, as part of a controversial project to modernize its nuclear arsenal. Some lawmakers and experts dismiss the effort as […]


Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. Hammack was referring to the Base Camp […]


Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Nov. 5. In the […]


Philippine Air Force Signs Contract for Eight AW109 Power Helicopters

Philippine Air Force Signs Contract for Eight AW109 Power Helicopters

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Philippine Air Force has signed a contract for eight AW109 Power light twin helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform a range of duties including homeland security, armed reconnaissance and close support. […]


10th Sustainment Soldiers Embrace Capabilities of New Chemical-Detection Vehicle

10th Sustainment Soldiers Embrace Capabilities of New Chemical-Detection Vehicle

Four M1135 Strykers are now in the hands of a Fort Drum unit that specializes in unconventional warfare mission. The 59th Chemical Company, 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, accepted delivery of the Stryker nuclear, biological and chemical […]


Exelis to Produce Carriage and Release Systems for MQ-9 Reaper

Exelis to Produce Carriage and Release Systems for MQ-9 Reaper

Exelis has been awarded a $20.6 million contract by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. of Poway, Calif., to produce the BRU-71/A ejector rack for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. Under the contract, Exelis will produce more than 500 […]


Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

BAE Systems will axe 1,775 shipbuilding jobs and close the historic Portsmouth yard in Britain as government austerity hits demand, the British maker of military equipment said on Wednesday. The yard in Portsmouth, on England’s south coast, will be closed […]


RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

An important step in the introduction of the Royal Australian Air Force’s electronic warfare capability has commenced, with the first pilot instructor commencing flying on the EA-18G Growler in the United States. Flight Lieutenant Sean Rutledge has commenced training with […]


New Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Navy

New Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Navy

MOD plans to commission 3 new ocean-going offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy. The new ships will be built by BAE Systems at their shipyards on the Clyde in a deal that will sustain jobs in the UK’s warship-building […]


 
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