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National Harbor, Md. — The Navy’s top weapons buyer on Wednesday said sequestration is putting the U.S. at a disadvantage in maintaining its technical edge over a rising China in the Pacific. Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, told a crowd at the Sea Air Space Exposition that U.S. […]

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Couple the Defense Research Projects Agency’s major and well-funded interest in prosthetics with the grit shown by amputee veterans to excel in sports and you’ve got a heck of start for building a U.S. team for the first-ever bionic Olympics.   The Cybathlon, an international competition for athletes using advanced prosthetics, is to be held […]

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The Marine Corps is walking away from the high-speed Amphibious Combat Vehicle it envisioned – at least for the time being – but Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos said a wheeled version will have to do in this budget environment. “We elected to switch and go to a wheeled vehicle,” Amos said on April 1 […]

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it currently has more than 150,000 patients who are legally blind because of age-related illnesses, and the number will grow considerably in coming years as Korean and Vietnam war vets continue to hit their 70s and beyond. But some breakthrough research out of Great Britain could change all that. […]

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The U.S. military is looking for candidates to receive face transplants. Over the past decade face transplant surgeries have been done in civilian hospitals, but it has been the U.S. Defense Department, with its obvious interest in such reconstructive surgery, that has been picking up much of the tab. As part of this work, service members, […]

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