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A source of news and analysis on key topics relevant to defense, the military and national security.
A source of news and analysis on key topics relevant to defense, the military and national security.

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Textron Systems has recently secured contracts with U.S. Special Operations Command and the Navy for its Aerosonde unmanned aerial vehicle, an executive said during the Paris Air Show. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2sYBXYv

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Boeing is looking to grow its defense and commercial services business as the demand to maintain aircraft fleets around the globe picks up, a top company executive said June 21 on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2sU8Qp8

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The Marine Corps, which plans to purchase hundreds of F-35 joint strike fighters, wants them to be delivered quicker, the service's deputy commandant for aviation said June 20 at the Paris Air Show. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2tNBBkw

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The United States is preparing for a wide-ranging nuclear modernization effort in the coming years. But the timeline and costs for acquiring new systems are “unacceptable,” the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said June 20. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2sT8pMd

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With much fanfare, the F-35A joint strike fighter made its world aerial demonstration debut at the Paris Air Show June 19. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2tkDVA9

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News from the Paris Air Show today: A new tactical drone developed by Textron Systems could give warfighters enhanced capabilities often found in much larger systems. READ MORE: bit.ly/2tGl1mA

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The Coast Guard is facing funding shortages as it seeks to upgrade its fleet, and the service does not have a sufficient plan to meet its long-term modernization goals, according to a government watchdog group. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2sOq3B5

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Bell Helicopter and the Boeing Co. are looking to build on the success the partnership has had selling the V-22 Osprey to Japan, a Bell executive said June 20 at the Paris Air Show. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2tppxqd

A new exoskeleton that takes its structural inspiration from nature could provide special operators with the support they need to conduct missions without bearing heavy loads. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2sOMUMA

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The technology behind the Navy’s railgun — an advanced cannon that engineers believe could increase a ship’s firepower at a fraction of the cost of typical munitions — is moving forward. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2rjOAJU
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