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DoD Plumps SDA’s 2021 Budget, Despite Uncertain Role

The jump in R&D funding reflects SDA’s ambitious plans to launch “dozens” of satellites by 2022 to create a skeleton architecture in Low Earth Orbit to provide communications between satellites and ships, aircraft and...

Army Kills APKWS Rockets & Mystery Missile, MIRM

The 2021 budget request also makes major reductions in the tracked M2 Bradley and the wheeled Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, as well as counter-IED programs. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Air)

2021 Budget Spells The End of US Force Expansion

A smaller 2021 budget and greater funding demands for nuclear weapons development mean the end of plans by the four services to expand their numbers. Rising budgets have allowed the Pentagon to maintain old...

2021 Budget Spells The End of US Force Expansion

A smaller 2021 budget and greater funding demands for nuclear weapons development mean the end of plans by the four services to expand their numbers. Rising budgets have allowed the Pentagon to maintain old...

German lawmakers approve funds for new Euro fighter jet

German lawmakers signed off Wednesday on the first funds for a cross-border project with France to develop a new fighter jet and reinvigorate an ambitious program aimed at bringing together Europe’s disparate military forces....

Boeing delivers the 500th CH-47F Chinook helicopter

Aerospace giant Boeing announced that it has delivered the 500th CH-47F Chinook dual rotor helicopter to the U.S. Army and foreign military sales customers. The CH-47 “Chinook” has been flown by the United States...

Spain’s Ghenova wins first contract for Brazilian Navy

Spanish engineering company Ghenova has won its first contract with the Brazilian Navy to complete the design work on two unfinished Macaé-class patrol boats. Announcing the contract on 11 February, the Seville-based company said...

Rafael shows Drone Dome laser intercepts

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems released a video on 12 February showing its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for the first time using a laser to destroy commercial quadcopters. According to the...

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