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Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]


Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

The Department of Defense spends around $400 billion a year on goods and services. This includes everything from ships, tanks, planes and ballistic missiles to freight hauling, medical care and even the cut-rate toothpaste provided in government-subsidized commissaries. It also […]


Pentagon Reductions ‘First Step’ In Realigning Defense Spending

Pentagon Reductions ‘First Step’ In Realigning Defense Spending

The Defense Department’s senior leaders announced changes today in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff designed to save money and better align the department’s structures and resources. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin […]


US, Europe Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Spending Seen Dropping

US, Europe Fixed-wing Military Aircraft Spending Seen Dropping

Budgetary pressures in North America and Europe are significantly affecting both new aircraft production numbers and delivery revenue on a global basis. Asia-Pacific and other regions provide some lift to the market, but it is small at this point. Frost […]


New Zealand beefs up defense spending

New Zealand beefs up defense spending

New Zealand will boost defense spending from $318 million to $583 million in fiscal 2013 thanks to a payback from austerity measures. “In the year to July 2013 the (military) will deliver $190 million in savings after achieving $140 million […]


World Military Spending Falls, But China, Russia’s Spending Rises

World Military Spending Falls, But China, Russia’s Spending Rises

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure […]


World spends less on military: SIPRI

World spends less on military: SIPRI

The world spent less on weapons and military services in 2012 than the year before, the first annual drop since 1998, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. But despite the overall decrease, driven mainly by budget cuts in the […]


Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will […]


China Defends Military Expansion

China Defends Military Expansion

China will increase its defense budget by 10 percent this year. The country’s growing military spending is a trend that has many of its neighbors worried. Beijing sees the increase as natural. China has planned a defense budget for the […]


 
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