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  1. Meet Norway, the Least Shithole of NationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Dallas Observer

    President Donald Trump says we should be importing more immigrants from Norway, rather than spots like Haiti or Africa and other places he diplomatically called "shithole countries" . The obvious question, besides "Oh, God, is he really going to be in the White House three more years?" is, "What makes Norway such a non-shithole country?" Pretty much all we knew about Norway was that it has fjords, it gave medieval Europe a nasty shock with Vikings and its famed Norwegian blue parrots make lousy pets, partly because they don't exist.

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  2. America's 'Stealth' Air Force vs. North Korea: Who Wins in a War?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 11 | Yahoo!

    But air defenses are less of a problem than targeting North Korea's artillery pieces- which are dug into hardened positions-that are aimed at Seoul. Indeed, even without its nuclear-tipped missiles, dug-in conventional North Korean artillery could leave Seoul devastated within only a few hours.

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  3. Senate easily confirms Pentagon's No. 3 despite opposition from Elizabeth WarrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Washington Examiner

    The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed John Rood to the Pentagon's No. 3 position on Wednesday despite Sen. Elizabeth Warren's opposition and concerns over conflicts of interest.

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  4. Boeing unveils prototype refueling tanker drone for aircraft carrier operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 30 | Digital Trends

    On December 19, Boeing released the first photo of its MQ-25 "Stingray" prototype entrant, an unmanned aircraft for the new century designed to refuel Navy jets flying from carriers. Developed at the secretive "Phantom Works" facility, it's the opening salvo in the MQ-25 competition between Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and General Atomics to build a fleet of drone tankers capable of taking off and landing from an aircraft carrier.

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  5. Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 29 | The New Zealand Herald

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  6. Navy competition to add drones that can land on carriers heats up; Boeing unveils its versionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 29 | Stars and Stripes

    Boeing recently offered a first glimpse of its newest military aircraft, a large, stingray-shaped drone it hopes will win an intense Navy competition to build an uncrewed aircraft capable of landing on an aircraft carrier. Drones have been a vital part of the Pentagon's arsenal for years, but the competition for a Navy carrier-based version that can refuel jet fighters in the midair would mark a significant advancement in the technology - and become another sign how the military is increasingly integrating robots into the way it fights.

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  7. Boeing unveils drone capable of landing on aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 29 | Canada.com

    Boeing's MQ-25 drone is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. In this handout released by the U.S. Navy courtesy of Northrop Grumman, an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator flies over after launching from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush May 14, 2013 in the Atlantic Ocean.

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  8. United States Ex Rel Solomon v. Lockheed Martin CorporationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | FindLaw

    UNITED STATES of America, EX REL, Paul J. SOLOMON, Plaintiff-Appellant v. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION; Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Defendants-Appellees Before REAVLEY, ELROD, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.Danielle J. Healey, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Houston, TX, Bruce C. Howard, Siprut, P.C., Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

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  9. Government's refusal to reveal costs of F-35 warplanes unacceptable, MPs sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Wiltshire Times

    The Commons Defence Committee said the Ministry of Defence refused repeated requests to provide the full cost of each F-35 Joint Strike Fighter once spares, upgrades and retrofits are included. Along with a failure to provide estimates of the total cost of the programme beyond 2026/7, this risks "undermining public confidence" in plans to order 138 of the stealth fighters, it said.

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  10. Canada wants "trusted partner" for CF-18 successor, Boeing on the ...Read the original story

    Dec 14, 2017 | Defence Industry Daily

    A news conference held by the Canadian government on Tuesday made clear that Boeing would not be supplying them with 18 F/A-18 Super Hornets-they will instead buy second-hand from Australia in a deal worth $388 million-and warned the US airframer that it had little chance of winning a much larger contract unless it dropped a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier. Ottawa announced last year it wanted to buy the Boeing fighters in order to fill a capability gap while it restarted a competition for 88 jets to replace its aging 77 CF-18s fighters, after it dropped out of procuring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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  11. Under Trump, the F-35's costs, more than $1 trillion over 60 years, continue to draw scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | The Daily Republic

    The Pentagon's newly installed top weapons buyer told a Senate panel on Thursday that she was "determined to reduce the cost" of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a price tag projected to top $1 trillion over its 60-year life span, making it the most expensive weapons system in the history of the Defense Department. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Pentagon would work along with the program's prime contractors, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, to "improve cost performance."

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  12. F-35's costs, more than $1 trillion over 60 years, continue to draw scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Pentagon's newly installed top weapons buyer told a Senate panel on Thursday that she was "determined to reduce the cost" of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a price tag projected to top $1 trillion over its 60-year life span, making it the most expensive weapons system in the history of the Defense Department. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Pentagon would work along with the program's prime contractors, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, to "improve cost performance."

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  13. Britain's new 100m fighter jet could Shoot Down nuclear missiles - like an act of God'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Daily Star

    Big Liz was welcomed into the Royal Navy today by the Queen, and is expected to enter active service by 2021, with her sister ship following shortly after. Manufacturers of the supersonic plane Northrop Grumman have revealed the aircraft already in service with the US could track ICBMs so they can shot down by missile interceptors.

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  14. Canada Preparing to Replace its CF-18 HornetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Defence Industry Daily

    December 7/17: Interim fighters-Second-hand It has been reported that Canada has scrapped an earlier plan to buy F/A-8 Super Hornets from manufacturer Boeing, and instead will sign next week a deal to buy second-hand models from the Australian government. A previous plan would have seen Canada obtain 18 new Super Hornet fighter jets as part of its interim solution to its CF-18 fleet replacement program , however, Ottawa's anger at a decision by Boeing to launch a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier-which the US giant accuses of dumping airliners on the American market-caused the deal to be cancelled and has likely put future Boeing military sales to Canada in serious doubt.

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  15. Future wars may depend as much on algorithms as on ammunition, report saysRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2017 | Boston.com

    The Pentagon is increasingly focused on the notion that the might of US forces will be measured as much by the advancement of their algorithms as by the ammunition in their arsenals. And so as it seeks to develop the technologies of the next war amid a technological arms race with China, the Defense Department has steadily increased spending in three key areas: artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing, according to a recent report.

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  16. Lockheed Martin told the Air Force it'll put a laser on a fighter jet by 2021Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The US Air Force wants to put laser guns on fighter jets, and Lockheed Martin is helping them towards that goal. Lockheed Martin builds fighter jets -- including one, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , that boasts an engine big enough to power the biggest laser cannons the Pentagon has yet developed.

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  17. USMC rolls out modernized LAV-AT to troops | DSCA approves...Read the original story

    Nov 26, 2017 | Defence Industry Daily

    Saudi Arabia is believed to have ordered approximately $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from Boeing and Raytheon. While the US State Department has yet to formally notify Congress of the deal, sources close to the sale said it was agreed as part of a $110 billion weapons package that coincided with President Donald Trump's visit to the Gulf kingdom in May. A State Department official maintained that the department does "not comment to confirm or deny sales untilthey are formally notified to Congress," and both Raytheon and Boeing have declined to comment.

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  18. Lockheed to Air Force: We'll Put a Laser on a Fighter Jet By 2021Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2017 | Fox News

    If this sounds like a match made in heaven to you...well, Lockheed Martin thinks so, too. That's why when the Air Force Research Lab announced it was looking for a defense contractor to build it a high-powered fiber laser, powerful and accurate enough to shoot down hostile missiles in flight but small enough to mount on a fighter jet, Lockheed Martin was first in line to volunteer its services.

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  19. F-35 Strike Fighter Success, In the Beltway BubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | The American Conservative

    A la-la land. Home of the "Deep State." A long-forgotten 1980's television series, 'Tales of the Darkside,' once described "a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit" as our own world.

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  20. John McCain and Elizabeth Warren grill Pentagon nominee over future role in Lockheed Martin businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    Sen. John McCain on Thursday warned a former Lockheed Martin vice president that his Pentagon nomination could be in jeopardy unless he answers questions about his potential future role in the defense giant's foreign military sales. John Rood, nominee for undersecretary for policy, refused to agree that he would not seek an ethics waiver that would allow him to deal with Lockheed's overseas weapons sales despite repeated questioning by McCain and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during his Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing.

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