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New Nuclear Delivery Platforms Will Likely Cost More than Planned. Here’s Why.

The Pentagon hasn’t purchased nuclear bombers, missiles, and subs in decades, so it’s tough to predict how much new ones will cost.

Trump’s Air Force Nominee Could Bring Strong Voice to Capitol Hill

Who is Heather Wilson?

General Fires Back at Trump: F-35 ‘Not Out of Control’ (It Just Needs Another Half Billion)

The Pentagon’s F-35 boss says costs are falling and he anticipates briefing Trump’s transition team soon, but he needs another $532 million to finish flight testing.

Defense Contractors Should Fear More Than Trump’s Tweets

It’s not just Lockheed and Boeing. As president, Trump can mess with just about any contract he wants, even high-priced fighter jets, ships and armored trucks.

White House: $11.6B More Needed for ISIS Fight, Afghanistan

The request brings the expected 2017 price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion.

US Allows Qatar to Buy F-15s — and Seals a $19B Sale of Jetliners

Officials deny linking the military and commercial deals, but insiders say otherwise.

The Air Force Just Dropped Two Fake Nukes

The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace its aging nuclear arsenal.

Pentagon Fronts Bomb Buys For Allies Fighting ISIS

A special budget account is being used to boost weapons production ahead of allies' formal orders.

U.S. Air Force Preps a Controversial No-Bid Purchase of Spy Planes

Lawmakers balk at replacing aging EC-130Hs with smaller Gulfstream G550s without open competition.

Air Force Grounds F-35s It Just Declared Ready for War

Crumbling avionics lines are the latest setback for the jet, which had been riding a wave of progress.

Boeing Needed International Help to Build New Training Jet

A decade of layoffs forced the US giant to seek engineering and manufacturing talent from partner Saab.

Disjointed: Pentagon Isn’t Coordinating Efforts to Fix Readiness

Each service has its own plan, except for the Marines, who don’t really have a plan, says the GAO.

Pentagon Eyes Missile-Defense Sensors In Space

Even as the Defense Department begins to build a giant new flight-tracking radar in Alaska, it is already thinking bigger—and much higher.

Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles

With global demand for missile defense surging, US officials are fine-tuning cheaper, more powerful laser weapons.

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Will Be Able to Fix the Pentagon’s Budget

With the federal budget capped through 2021, defense spending will be an immediate first test of the next American president.

Despite Objections, Pentagon Takes Step Toward Buying New Nuclear Weapons

The U.S. Air Force has asked defense firms to bid to supply new ICBMs and controversial nuclear cruise missiles.

After Delay, New Air Force Tanker Successfully Refuels C-17

The Boeing-made plane, with some new hardware, successfully refueled a C-17 during a test Tuesday night.

When Will US Air Force F-35s Be Ready for Battle?

The general who will make the decision offered some clues as he celebrated the jet's recent trip across the Atlantic.

Air Force Officers Give New Details for F-35 in War With China

For the first time, key officers lay out how they’d deploy the stealth F-35 and F-22 in an all-out war with China.

Air Force Wants New Plane to Replace A-10, Fight ISIS

Generals float idea of new CAS aircraft — and beyond that, an “arsenal plane” or “flying Coke machine.”

The U.S. Military is Raiding its Global Bomb Stockpiles to Fight ISIS

The anti-ISIS coalition has dropped more than 41,500 bombs, leading the Pentagon to borrow from stockpiles in other regions

New Air Force Tanker Delayed Because It Can’t Refuel Planes

Boeing has eaten $1.3 billion trying to fix their KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling plane. Now new aircraft, USAF decision to buy more, pushed back months.

New Air Force Tanker Delayed Because It Can’t Refuel Planes

Boeing has eaten $1.3 billion trying to fix their KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling plane. Now new aircraft, USAF decision to buy more, pushed back months.

More than a Small Mention of Fake Islands is in the Pentagon’s New China Report

The annual military assessment includes 7 full pages about South China Sea construction, up from 2 paragraphs last yea

Will the United States Establish Air Traffic Controllers For Space?

If the U.S. doesn’t take the lead in guiding satellites through increasingly crowded orbits, someone else will.

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