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Jul 18 2011

Pentagon To Set Acquisition Oversight Meetings Earlier

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 18:01
The Pentagon will start holding top-level program oversight meetings earlier in the acquisition process, according to a senior U.S. Defense Department official.
Jul 18 2011

U.K. To Up Equipment Funds, Cut Active-Duty Troops

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 18:01
Britain has signaled the go-ahead to a series of equipment programs for the three armed services but balanced that with a plan to significantly cut Army manpower and replace frontline troops with more reservists.
Jul 15 2011

U.S. drawdown begins in Afghanistan

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-07-15 06:46
The first U.S. troops have left Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's planned drawdown of about a third of the 100,000 U.S. forces there during the next year.
Jul 14 2011

Eglin Air Force Base Gets 1st Production F-35

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 18:01
The U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II training wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., received its first Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Thursday.
Jul 14 2011

China's Silver Hawk UAV Program Advances

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 16:01
China has developed a UAV for use by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) for communications relay missions aboard vessels at sea.
Jul 14 2011

Gen. Cartwright: Budget Cuts Will Mean Huge Changes

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 16:01
The Pentagon is considering massive changes to the force—including a draft—amid fears that new and far deeper budget cuts are looming just over the horizon, a top military official says.
Jul 13 2011

Study Explores Aircraft Operations Aboard Carriers Top Stories - Wed, 2011-07-13 17:01
The Office of Naval Research announced that a recent effort to examine how aircraft carrier flight deck crews will manage manned and unmanned air vehicles, has ended in a successful live demonstration.
Jul 13 2011

Air Force buys Chinese aircraft

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-13 14:07
The Air Force Academy recently purchased 25 advanced trainers from Cirrus Aircraft for its powered-flight program, an integral part of the cadets pilot training.
Jul 13 2011

Death leads Army to suspend new parachute use

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-13 09:00
The Army has suspended the use of its new square parachutes because of problems found after a Fort Bragg soldier died during a training jump.
Jul 13 2011

U.K.'s Fox: RAF Will Not Merge With Other Services

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-13 08:01
Britain's Defense Secretary has ended speculation that the Royal Air Force could be merged with the other armed services.


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