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Futuristic 'Defiant X' in Running to Become Army's Future Long-Range Assault Helicopter

Sikorsky and Boeing released details of the DEFIANT X helicopter designed for the U.S. Army. (Courtesy Sikorsky and Boeing) Sikorsky and Boeing Co. have unveiled the futuristic helicopter they’re proposing to be the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft. In a series of mockup photos and videos, Sikorsky and Boeing officials on Monday revealed Defiant X: a compound coaxial…
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Here are the challenges involved in building the future US Navy

The Constitution directs Congress “to provide and maintain a Navy.” This direction is open to many interpretations, but Congress resolved the current policy with direction to build a 355-ship Navy with 12 carriers and defined other categories of ships. The president signed the law, but the last administration did nothing to implement it. Now is the time to start implementation. Russia is…
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Army resumes testing for its family of medium tactical vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Army has resumed product verification testing for the latest variant of its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), Wolfgang Petermann, project manager of transportation systems in the Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support, told Defense News. The A2 variant ran into problems during PVT testing and the Army program office stopped the effort…
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Army chief teases new Arctic strategy

WASHINGTON — Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville teased the recently completed Arctic strategy emphasizing it would provide the U.S. with capabilities to compete and deter conflict in the region. The Army’s strategy recognizes “where our national interests…
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Trump didn’t influence program details on Air Force One, JEDI, says acquisition head

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump did not ultimately change the course of either the Pentagon’s Air Force One replacement or JEDI cloud computing programs, the Pentagon’s outgoing acquisition chief said Tuesday. Ellen Lord, who will exit office at noon on Wednesday as the Trump administration comes to a close, told a group of reporters that despite reported pressures and public…
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