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The Pentagon may not escape the crippling budget cuts on the horizon, but that isn’t stopping the Navy’s top admiral from talking up the sea service’s future weapon programs. “We have got to better match our mission and tailor our platforms to the missions as to what they carry,” Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan […]

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The Pentagon’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 would provide funding to redesign a key part of the nation’s missile-defense program. The Defense Department’s spending plan released on March 4 requests more than $1 billion for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) System made by Chicago-based Boeing Co.

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The Defense Department’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 would cut $500 million from science and technology accounts, the so-called seed corn of military superiority. The Pentagon’s spending plan unveiled on March 4 requests $11.5 billion for the S&T program, a $500 million, or 4.2 percent, decline from this year.

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Russia’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile was expected and in compliance with a bilateral arms-reduction treaty, a U.S. official said. The country, which is facing international sanctions for deploying troops to Ukraine’s Crimea region amid political unrest, on Tuesday fired a RS-12M Topol missile from the Kapustin Yar test range near the Caspian Sea […]

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The U.S. plans to stop funding a missile defense system made by Lockheed Martin Corp. Lawmakers agreed to prohibit using any funds for the so-called Medium Extended Air Defense System, known in military parlance as MEADS, as part of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.

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