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    Report: Army targets 40-percent weight reduction in armored vehicles
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    In the auto industry, lightweight vehicles are all the craze. Ford is building an aluminum F-150, carbon fiber is steadily becoming more common and lightweight, high-strength steel is incorporated in even the most affordable of vehicles. The military is not immune to this trend, according to a ...

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    Read This: The doomed marriage of propeller and jet power
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    Sitting comfortably in 2014, it's easy to think there was a clear delineation between propeller-powered aircraft and jet-powered flight, largely because of the seemingly light-switch like change in the flying landscape following the dawning of jet aircraft. You simply don't hear as much about ...

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    Report: Successful Chinese missile test raises fears of satellite killers
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    Fears are arising among US defense experts and State Department personnel following a successful Chinese missile test. The July 23 test is being called an anti-missile test, but it's feared the test was actually part of a program an anti-satellite weapon, Defense News reports. This is the third ...

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    Report: F-35 purchase price will average $178 million per plane in FY2015
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    With all the problems and delays facing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, critics of the program have had plenty of ammunition at their disposal. Now, they're about to get one more figure to lob at proponents of the plagued fighter – its cost. Now, we know the F-35 program itself is ...

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    Video: A-10 Warthog transitions from tank killer to storm chaser
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    Few military aircraft have the fearsome reputation of the A-10 Warthog, a plane renowned for its cockroach-like survivability, hefty payload capacity and most notably, its ability to utterly annihilate tanks with its legendary 30-millimeter cannon, which fires armor-piercing, depleted-uranium ...

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    Report: Air Force brass defends F-35 after engine fire, speculates on sixth-gen fighter
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    The military's F-35 Lightning II has not had an easy road these past several years. The most recent problem for the fifth-generation fighter came in late June, when an engine fire broke out on an F-35 at Eglin Air Force Base. Despite this, Air Force brass continues to stand by the embattled Joint ...

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    Report: Russia lays keels for new ballistic missile sub, two new attack subs
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    Russia's belligerence is quite evident on land. The country's military continues to mass along the Ukrainian border, and its efforts in Chechnya have left it battle hardened. Not to be forgotten, though, is the former Red Navy, which has just laid the keels for three new submarines. Construction ...

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    Report: US service members losing track of their cars during shipment
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    The upheaval that comes with being reassigned across the globe is an issue that many military families are forced to face. We know it's tough on families, but did you know that it's increasingly difficult on the vehicles of service members and their spouses? A change in contractors for automotive ...

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    Auctions: Buy this super-cheap retired landing craft and assault your local beachhead
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    We love a good military auction. The guys and gals at Autoblog have pointed a few of these out before, most notably a battalion's worth of Land Rover Defenders. This might not be as useful as the trusty Snatch Land Rover, but it's arguably cooler. This is a Landing Craft Mechanized boat, more ...

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    Report: Lockheed Martin has a unique opportunity with Humvee replacement
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    Sometime in 2015, the Pentagon will choose the successor to the venerable Humvee. But for now, the competition is still going, with battle-tested ground vehicle manufacturers like Oshkosh and AM General preparing for a "production readiness review" courtesy of the governmental decision makers ...

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    Report: Female enlisted sailors to enter the Silent Service by 2016
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    The military's march towards gender equality could see a big improvement in the coming years as plans are unveiled to allow enlisted women to join female officers on the US Navy's Ohio-class missile boats and Virginia-class attack submarines. The move, which has been a rather long time coming, ...

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    Report: Blue Angels appoint new executive officer, refit selection process
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    A scandal among the ranks of the US Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, has forced a significant overhaul in the squadron's command structure, which will filter down to the way it selects everything from the naval aviators that perform the precise demonstrations to the ground and ...

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    Read This: Inside Japan's controversial push to become a drone superpower
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    Japan is surging ahead with plans to seriously increase its drone fleet in the face of its ongoing territorial disputes with China and a typically difficult North Korea. The country, which until recently had an exceptionally restrictive section of its constitution that limited any belligerence, ...

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    Video: Green Bay Packers' coach flies on B-17, jokes about bombing Chicago
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    For most people, the opportunity to fly on a B-17 Flying Fortress is rare. For the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy (above, left), it's an opportunity to eliminate a despised nemesis – Chicago. "Alright, let's go bomb Chicago," McCarthy joked, during a short news report ...

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    Report: Military targeting autonomous tactical vehicles by 2025
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    The march towards autonomous vehicles is far from limited to the civilian sector, as the military has been doggedly pursuing the idea of driverless vehicles for several years. Its latest initiative seeks to introduce a line of autonomous vehicles by a target date of 2025, according to the Army ...

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    Video: US Marines testing GUSS automated vehicle that could save lives
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    The machine you see in the video here is the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. Called GUSS for short – because who doesn't like a handy-dandy nickname – this vehicle, as its proper name suggests, is capable of operating without a driver. It's possible to get in and drive, as you'll ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find Of The Day: Mercedes Unimog and Pinzgauer fleet is an army in a box
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    There's something paradoxically beautiful about the heavy-duty, over-engineered design of military equipment. It's not classically pretty, but army hardware just looks ready to take a beating and still be ready for more. From the Humvee to the Jeep, we have a long history of repurposing the armed ...

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    Driven To Work: US Army Humvee driver [w/video]
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    Driven To Work is a new Autoblog series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them. For the first time in two hours, it was quiet. SPC Brian Stehlin turned the HMMWV ignition switch from Run to Engine Stop, killing the agricultural ...

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    Video: Black Knight autonomous flying transport truck must be seen to be believed
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    The debate over how drones should be used by the military has been a hot topic in the news for the last few years. However, a company called Advanced Tactics Incorporated has one that is harder to argue against. The Black Knight Transformer has a name from a Michael Bay movie, and the looks of a ...

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    Report: British military developing GPS navigation that works without satellites
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    Did you know that GPS doesn't work underwater? Neither did we. But apparently it's a big enough problem that the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense is working on a futuristic solution that will allow more precise navigation by the Royal Navy's submarines and surface ships, while eventually ...

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