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Navy Nails Speedboats With Griffin Missiles

In case you haven’t seen this, the Navy has begun testing Raytheon’s Griffin mini-missiles for use in defending its ships against swarms of explosive-laden, fast-moving…


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India’s New-Old Carrier Goes to Sea

Let’s start this week off with a newly released pictrue of India’s new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramiditya, setting out from the Sevmash shipyard in Russia…


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Boeing Close to Choosing Carrier Drone Design

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — Boeing is getting “very close  to having what we’d say is a very capable design” to pitch for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-launched Airborne…



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Fake Parts are Everywhere

Well, after months of research, Senate Armed Services Committee investigators have discovered “a flood” counterfet parts in everything from critical navigation software for newly modernized…


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Closing the Tech Gap: China’s Spaceplane

That’s right, the rumors appear to be true. Beijing is joining the United States as the only nations with reusable spaceplane designs that are actually…



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It’s Official: UK to Fly F-35B JSFs

It’s official, Britain is going back on its choice to buy F-35C carrier variant Joint Strike Fighters and will buy the F-35B short take-off and…


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Your F-35 Flight Test Update

Here’s your latest update on the unsinkable F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program’s flight testing from Lockheed Martin — who just yesterday received a $237 million…



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USAF Re-Opens Light Attack Contest.

Well, the Air Force’s effort to buy a fleet of 20 or so light attack turboprops has kicked off once again. Yup, several months after…


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Who Wants to Buy a Stealth Ship?

Who wants to buy the U.S. Navy’s original stealth ship? Yup, the Lockheed Martin-built Sea Shadow is being auctioned off from its home in the…


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Block 30 Global Hawks May Stay

Well, despite the fact that Air Force leaders insist that the U-2 can get the same job done for less cash, lawmakers are forcing the…


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Video: F-35C’s First Formation Flight

Here’s som mid-week video of the very first formation flight involving the F-35C carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter. It shows a pair of…



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Video: The Apache’s Chain Gun Goes Naval

ATK has modified its 30mm chain gun carried by the U.S. Army’s AH-64 gunship for use on Navy patrol craft and helicopters. ATK officials showed off the company’s new M230LF 30mm…


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The Navy’s Newest Drone Chopper

That’s right, the Navy is moving ahead with its plan to replace it’s relatively small MQ-8B Fire Scout drone helicopters with an unmanned version of…




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USMC’s Harriers Could Fly Until 2030!

Yup, you read that correctly. With the help of spare parts scavenged from Britain’s old GR9 Harriers that the Marine Corps just bought from the…