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US Army wants movable tank armor

Because simply adding more static armor just isn't an option.

The Army wants tank operators to be able to remotely shuffle armor around their tank in response to threats.

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The robots of war: AI and the future of combat

War is going to look a lot different in the future.

The future of warfare will be filled with AI and robots, but it'll be more than just autonomous drones clashing on the battlefield.

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F-35 and A-10 finally going head-to-head in close-air support contest

After plenty of arguing, the Pentagon will finally conduct an official test between the new F-35 Lightning II and the aging A-10 Thunderbolt II.

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B-52 bomber could serve as template for 'arsenal plane'

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hinted that the B-52 bomber could be used as an 'arsenal plane,' saying the concept would be based on an 'older' platform.

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Navy to push Congress for increase in fleet size

The Chief of Naval Operations has confirmed the 'recommission' of a study into the fleet's size.

Facing down an array of future threats, the US Navy has taken the first steps in making a formal request to increase the size of the fleet.

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Lockheed Martin sues over Pentagon's tactical vehicle decision

Lockheed Martin has escalated its opposition to the Pentagon's JLTV decision to a federal claims court.

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F-35B testing issues called out in scathing Pentagon report

An internal Pentagon report has uncovered a number of issues with at-sea testing of the US Marine Corps' variant of the F-35B Lightning II.

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Should one service be in charge of Pentagon's drone fleets?

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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US Army selects Oshkosh to build Humvee successor

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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F-22 Raptors to join 'European Reassurance Initiative'

The F-22 Raptor will be crossing the pond as part of US efforts to reassure European allies in the face of Russian belligerence.

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Aircraft on Ford-class carriers won't be able to use external fuel tanks

The external drop tanks that are so integral to an aircraft carrier's power projection might not be an option for aircraft on the Navy's newest flattop.

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How the Pentagon plans to deal with climate change

DOD Says Uncertain Cause 'Cannot Be An Excuse For Delaying Action'

In case the Pentagon didn't make it clear enough that climate change is a real and dangerous thing in its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) earlier this year, perhaps the new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap (PDF) will drive the point home. Some of the content is roughly the same, but that title sure ma

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Pentagon could chip in $300M for Lockheed's F-35 cost-cutting effort

Following on Lockheed Martin's announcement that it is attempting to trim the cost of a single F-35 fighter by way of a $170-million investment between now and 2019, the Pentagon could be set to announce that it will toss in as much as $300 million to that effort.

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Making the case for more drone investment

Today, America's armed forces aren't known for its aircraft carriers, fighter jets, tanks or guns – it's known for its drones. Whether they be Predators, Reapers, Global Hawks or something that takes up slightly less headline space, the US use of drones has been the single most identifying feature of America's military in the past several years.

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Pentagon says climate change is clearly a present danger, again

Like the Olympics and leap year, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) comes at us every four years. A big-picture look by the US military at the threats they see out there, the QDR (PDF) is a broad document, but you can read in it just how big the military thinks its mission is (global dominance, really). As part of that mission, the military tries to find a way to reduce the threats it sees, but what do you do about d

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Pentagon to buy 1,500 Chevy Volts; critical comments can't be far behind

Now it's going to get fun. Reports are out that the U.S. Department of Defense will buy as many as 1,500 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids from General Motors, and some folks are already in a tizzy about it.

Perhaps now they'll listen: Pentagon adds climate change to national security debate

The Pentagon is taking a serious look at how global climate change will dramatically affect the national security of the United States in the coming decades. The Pentagon's reasoning is as follows: climate change is going to be about the biggest SNAFU imaginable and could "topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions," in the next two or three decades, the New York Times writes.

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