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Syrian media cites source saying U.S.-led jets attacked army By Reuters

© Reuters. Syrian media cites source saying U.S.-led jets attacked army BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media, citing a military source, said U.S.-led jets attacked a Syrian army position near the battle front against the last Islamic State pocket east of the Euphrates late on Saturday, causing damage and injuries. …

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SB>1 Revs Up In Ground Test: Expert Expects First Flight ‘In Weeks’ « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: Sikorsky and Boeing released video yesterday of their SB>1 Defiant helicopter in its first ground test, revving the revolutionary ultra-rigid rotor blades whose manufacturing troubles had cost the program months. But when will Defiant first take flight? While the companies declined to provide details, a leading rotary-wing expert predicted …

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Trump Scraps Cold War Nuclear Treaty, US Moving To Build New Missiles « Breaking Defense

Raytheon’s proposed DeepStrike missile could easily be modified to reach INF-prohibited ranges once the treaty is dissolved. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will withdraw from a landmark arms control treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev during the waning days of the Cold War, the White House announced today, ushering in what …

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Expect a Missile Race After the INF Demise

If the Trump administration withdraws, experts see rapid development of new missiles Before the end of the week, the Pentagon expects the Trump administration to take steps to pull out of the INF Treaty, citing Russian violations. “In early February, the United States is going to declare [it is] suspending its …

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Army Completes Biggest Reorg In 45 Years: Can Futures Command End Weapons Disasters? « Breaking Defense

Army Futures Command chief Gen. Mike Murray helps uncase the new colors of AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), formerly RDECOM.   WASHINGTON: Tomorrow, the Army completes its biggest reorganization since 1973. It’s a high-stakes, all-or-nothing gamble to stop wasting billions on failed weapons programs, ripping apart its sprawling acquisitions …

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Will Space Force Boost Already-Rising Spending on Satellites?

Defense execs see increased sales as Pentagon upgrades orbiting gear to fend off attacks. The U.S. military and intelligence community’s appetite for satellites and associated gear is growing, and the coming reorganization dubbed Space Force may boost it further. Leaders of Harris said they are already seeing an uptick in spending, mostly …

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Army Secretary Says Talent Reform Is Top Priority For 2020 « Breaking Defense

Army Secretary Mark Esper addresses the Talent Management Task Force he created to overhaul the cumbersome, centralized military personnel bureaucracy. PENTAGON: With equipment modernization now in overdrive, Army Secretary Mark Esper is shifting his focus to the human beings that will use the new weapons. In a media roundtable Thursday …

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