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It was a military bake sale of sorts. For the first time in history, the U.S. military auctioned off some of its surplus Humvees to the public. And truck-lovers responded in kind, paying as much as $41,000 for the iconic military vehicle that entered service in the mid-1980s, spawned a commercial version called the Hummer […]

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U.S. lawmakers have agreed to fund the development of an American-made replacement to the Russian engine used on some military rockets. The massive spending bill, called the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which Congress may vote on today, would avert a government shutdown and fund most federal agencies for the rest of the year, including the Defense […]

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Pakistani officials have reportedly begun talks with their Chinese counterparts to buy the FC-31 stealth fighter jet, according to a news report. Pakistani Defense Production Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed the discussions were underway, according to an article published by Asia News International, a news agency based in Delhi, India. The fourth-generation aircraft was unveiled […]

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Over the next decade, the Pentagon plans to launch satellites that offer a revolutionary leap in surveillance technology by persistently staring at targets from space for long periods of time, an official said. Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers gave the estimate at a defense conference this week in Washington, D.C. The Defense […]

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The primary goal of the pioneering spacecraft that landed on a comet last week is to search for clues about the composition of the early solar system. But the European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission might also have a futuristic defense application. It adds weight to the idea that small spacecraft may be able to […]

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