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One retired Air Force official is arguing once again that a single-service "executive agent" should be managing the DoD's drone operations.

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Oshkosh Defense has officially been awarded the contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the US military's replacement for the venerable Humvee.

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Much has been made about the F-35's lack of close-air support ability, but based on this video of a gun test, its 25-mm cannon doesn't appear to be lacking.

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With the signature of the USMC commandant, the F-35B will become fully operational, and the Corps will start ramp up training of pilots and maintenance crews.

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Automatic spending caps may force the US government to curb its $400B acquisition program for the F-35 and trimming total JSF fleet down from nearly 2,500.

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The Marine Corps' F-35B completed its first operational test aboard the USS Wasp, taking off, hovering, and landing with actual Marines at the controls.

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The wreckage of a US Marine Corps helo that disappeared while rendering aide in Nepal has been discovered by Nepalese forces.

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A Marine Corps UH-1 Huey is missing in Nepal, where it was part of the earthquake relief force operating in the mountainous country.

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The Marine Corps' F-35B shows off its hovering abilities in this detailed, up-close video.

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A DARPA test back in March has successfully launched two different rear-facing weapons from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor cargo plane.

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The Department of Defense has trimmed its estimates for the cost of acquiring, as well as operating/servicing 2,500 F-35s, by $7.5B and $57.8B, respectively.

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A US Army Blackhawk crashed in heavy fog last night, leaving its crew of four LA National Guardsmen and seven MARSOC Marines missing and presumed dead.

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Medal of Honor recipient and race car driver. It's fair to say that Sgt. Dakota Meyer's resume is pretty much unmatched.

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The US military has tried some ridiculous things before, but this is arguably one of the most outlandish. Silent Nemo – no, seriously, that's its name – is a project being conducted at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia by the Chief of Naval Operation's Rapid Innovation Cell. It takes the drone technology we know so well, and converts it into a submersible designed to look and swim like a Bluefin tuna.

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September's report that the US Air Force was thinking about armoring and arming its V-22 Osprey was a surprise, and now, less than three months on, the tilt-rotor plane has successfully completed its first forward-firing weapons test.

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After a week off, we're back with our roundup of the week's best military photos. It's a smaller gallery this week, with only eight photos, but there are still some exciting shots, starting with the image above.

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Happy Halloween! While we don't have any seasonally spooky shots in this week's crop of military photos, we do have more than a few cool shots. Up top, a member of the US Army's 82nd Airborne has some fun "testing" the new Lightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle. And yes, that's the military version of the Polaris MRZR ATV.

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So, you think traffic is bad where you live? This week's lead shot comes from Hohenfels, Germany. The tanks, from the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are taking part in the multi-national Combined Resolve III exercises.

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Aircraft and ships feature heavily in this week's shots, with our interesting lead image coming from aboard the USS Halsey, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer at sea in the Asia-Pacific region. This shot comes from the DDG's flight deck, at the aft of the ship.

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After a week off to take part in 2014 Paris Motor Show festivities, we're back with the top military photos of the past seven days, kicking off with what might be the most "metal" military photo we've ever seen.

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