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How the COVID-19 pandemic could leave ‘a profound economic impact’ on the Pentagon
The Pentagon's top acquisition official said this week that the Defense Department expects the economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on supply chains to delay major weapons programs for three months
The Army wants $111 million to finally field its next-generation squad weapon by 2023
The Defense Department is asking Congress for $111.2 million to field the service's Next Generation Squad Weapon and its related 6.8mm ammunition some time in fiscal year 2021
The Pentagon is asking for a $705 billion budget. Here is what it wants to spend that money on
As the Pentagon unveils its latest wish list, listen and you can hear the entire defense industry singing, 'Hey big spender, spend a little time with me.'
Congress approves largest military housing overhaul in two decades
Congress on Tuesday approved the largest overhaul to the American military's housing program in more than two decades, vowing to end slum-like living conditions and hold private landlords and defense officials accountable for them
It’s official: the largest military pay raise in nearly a decade is coming your way
Average pay, housing and subsistence allowances will increase for members of the military in 2020, the Pentagon announced Thursday
All of the military’s forks, knives and spoons will come from the last all-American flatware maker
The Air Force’s munitions shortage is about to get even worse
The Air Force is currently in the middle of a major precision guided munitions shortage stretching back nearly four years — and according to the service's top general, budget jousting in Congress could prove "truly damaging" to the Pentagon's ability to fix the problem
The Pentagon is getting a nice fat discount on its next order of super-expensive F-35s
The Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8.8 percent from the price of its latest order of F-35A fighter jet, shaving a year from the time frame in which each aircraft will cost less than $80 million
The Pentagon’s secretive military intelligence budget picks up a major boost
The Pentagon has requested $22.95 billion for highly-classified military intelligence activities in fiscal year 2020, an increase of $2.25 billion over the previous year, the Defense Department said in a two-line statement
It looks like the JLTV won’t fully replace the Humvee after all
The Army may bill its brand new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle as a replacement to the much-maligned Humvee, but soldiers will remain stuck with the latter for the foreseeable future
The Pentagon wants a buttload of guided rockets to slap Russia and China from hundreds of miles away
The Pentagon's proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 contains a reversal of that old chestnut from Top Gun: When it's too far for guns, then switch to missiles
The Navy wants to ditch an aircraft carrier to buy new weapons for a next-level fight with China
The U.S. Navy plans to retire one of its aircraft carriers decades early, a highly controversial move to free up funds for the new weapons needed to fight a powerful adversary
Trump: $6.1 billion in DoD money going to border wall wasn’t for anything that seemed ‘too important to me’
Trump announced on Friday that he was declaring a national emergency, allowing him to tap into military funding to help pay for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border
Trump Reportedly Just Reversed His Decision To Cut Defense Spending
President Donald Trump has reportedly told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to prepare a $750 billion budget proposal for 2020, according...
Look At The Billions Lawmakers Found Beneath The Pentagon’s Couch Cushions
The authors of a new defense spending conference report ran a victory lap last week to tout the billions of...
How Much Will A Space Force Actually Cost? The Pentagon Has No Idea Yet
The Pentagon does not yet know how much the nascent Space Force will cost, but nonetheless is working with Congress...
The Navy’s Oldest Aircraft Carrier May Get A New Lease On Life
To help expand its fleet of aircraft carriers, the Navy could purchase two ships at once. That’s on the table...
The Army Wants To By Thousands Of New M16 Rifles, But Not For US Soldiers
This story has been updated The Army may be working overtime to field a more powerful rifle to replace the...
Here Are Some Of The Badass Aircraft, Vehicles, And Munitions On Trump’s Massive Military Wish List
President Donald Trump's fiscal budget request for 2019 includes a proposed $686 billion defense budget. While Trump has pushed for a larger military...
The Navy’s Urinal-Free Brand New Supercarrier Is A Big Fat Mess
The Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2019 budget includes a hefty chunk of cash for a fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier,...
Two-Year Military Funding Deal Hangs In Balance Amid Government Shutdown Anxiety
As the clock ticked closer to a government shutdown Friday, lawmakers said they were nearing a deal on a massive...
Mattis To Lawmakers: Another Shutdown Will Have ‘Terrible Ramifications’ For Military
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday to testify about two recently released Pentagon strategy documents and chastised...
The Pentagon’s Readiness Crisis Threatens To Worsen In 2018
One year into the Trump administration, what are the most complex challenges facing the U.S. military? This is the fourth...
The Navy’s Much-Hyped Electromagnetic Railgun May End Up Dead In The Water
It can fire a solid metal slug at speeds of up to 4,500 mph, or Mach 6. It can hit...
Trump Boosts Defense Budget Request For Missile Defense, Ship Repairs And Expanding Afghan War Strategy
President Donald Trump has boosted his defense budget request, asking for Congress to consider more money for missile defense, repairs...