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Defense Stock Names You Need to Know

The U.S. government is the largest customer for many defense companies, providing a significant portion of their revenue. This stability and predictability can be beneficial for both the companies and investors. However, the revenue... More of this article »
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After Two Delays, USAF Conducts Nuclear Missile Test

Earlier this week—and after 12 days of delay—the United States Air Force conducted a test of an unarmed a single intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).  In a press release, Air Force Global Strike Command revealed the 576th... More of this article »
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United Kingdom Published New Maritime Strategy to Address Escalating Global Tensions

This week, the United Kingdom published a five-year maritime strategy focusing on improving their naval navigation freedom within the Indo-Pacific.  Among the important components, the new strategy aims to “officially” recognize—and... More of this article »
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Air Force Requests Congressional Relief for E-7 Wedgetail Contract

While Congress has not approved their 2023 budget just yet, the United States Air Force hopes to receive it by October, when the new fiscal year begins.  In the meantime, the agency has requested lawmakers do what is necessary to... More of this article »
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Israel Defense Ministry Developing Voice Commanded Drones

For the past few years, Israel Defense Forces has been working on new system technologies to improve coordination on the ground. An official with Israel’s Defense Ministry Directorate of Defense Research and Development explains... More of this article »
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Defense Contractor Concerned About Labor Shortages Even as Hiring Accelerates

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on industries all over the world, both in terms of labor shortages and supply chain issues. Labor shortfalls lingering from lockdowns seem to be affecting the defense industry more than others,... More of this article »
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Navy Awards Berth and Dry Dock Refurbishment Contract to AECOM

In early August, the United States Navy awarded a contract worth $91 million to AECOM Technical Services, intended to fund infrastructure repairs at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Specifically, they aim to prepare the facility to service... More of this article »
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Army Research Lab Hopes to Build a Better Battery or Fully Electrified Fleet

At the United States Army’s Ground Vehicle System Center, battery research programs aim to transition Army transportation to hybrid and fully-electric vehicles for quieter and longer operations between charges.  The bigger hope... More of this article »
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Don’t Be Fooled By the Name, the USAF ‘Angry Kitten’ Attack Pod is a Beast

It may not have the most terrifying name on the list but the United States Air Force’s Angry Kitten Combat Pod is definitely something not to be ignored.  Designed to simulate enemy threats, Angry Kitten has been so successful... More of this article »
Image for Senate Requests $2B Boost to Space Force Budget for Missile Defense

Senate Requests $2B Boost to Space Force Budget for Missile Defense

Senate lawmakers in Washington intend to bump up the budget for the Space Force by at least $2 billion in order to more effectively support the development of a missile warning satellite as well as more responsive launch capabilities,... More of this article »
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New Senate Plan Boosts Defense Spending by Nearly 10 Percent

Late in the final week of July, Senate Democrats introduced a new defense spending package that could significantly expedite the White House’s military spending plans across fiscal 2023. The new plan is worth about $792 billion. It... More of this article »
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USAF Grounds Most F-35 Fighter Jets Over Ejection Seat Issue

In April, inspectors with the United States Armed Forces discovered a problem with the ejection seats outfitted on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets that could affect the entire fleet.  Officials said they originally suspected the... More of this article »
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Northrop Wins US Homeland Missile Defense System Contract Worth $3 Billion

In Washington, last week, the Missile Defense Agency awarded a contract worth as much as $3 billion to Northrop Grumman intended for the integration and management of weapon systems associated with the Ground-based Midcourse Defense ... More of this article »
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Army Looks to Advance Communications and Other Tech at NetModX

The research team and science and technology community at the US Army just finished up nine weeks of experiments that involve new communications technology with the potential for use on high-profile next-generation helicopters.  They... More of this article »
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Military Officials Look To Evolve Loitering Munitions

With the conflict in Ukraine persisting, modern weapon makers have watched the Ukraine military demonstrate just how lethal and effective loitering munitions can be.  Thus, these manufacturers are now looking to respond to rising... More of this article »
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Raytheon Technologies Celebrates Second Successful Scramjet Missile Test Flight

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced this week the success of a second test flight for Raytheon Technologies’ new Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept. Also known as HAWC missiles, the Hypersonic... More of this article »
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US Coast Guard Requests Icebreaker Fleet Additions To Support Arctic Competition

If the United States wants to counteract Russian and Chinese movements in the Arctic region, they are going to grow the ice-breaking capabilities of the US Coast Guard.  According to a statement made by the service’s commander,... More of this article »
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FCC Commissioner Advises TikTok Use by Troops Could Pose National Security Risk

A US regulator recently warned lawmakers that military troops and their family members who use the video-sharing app TikTok could actually be jeopardizing national security. Although the military services, overall, have banned the... More of this article »
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Lockheed Martin Snags $59 Million Contract to Furnish Electronic Warfare Suite Prototypes

Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin secured a contract worth nearly $59 million to design prototypes for a new Terrestrial Layer System-Brigadej Combat Team program (TLS-BCT).  The outfit is intended to provide soldiers... More of this article »
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Swedish Air Force Devising New Combat Aircraft Strategy

A Swedish Air Force chief has revealed that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has motivated Sweden to develop a brand new strategy for their next-generation of combat aircraft. Now a member of NATO, the Swedish government has chosen... More of this article »
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Officials Say the Pentagon’s JADC2 Plan is Evolving to Address More Potential International Threats

Over the past couple years, the US Air Force has been working on an initiative to overhaul military communications and data-sharing. Since 2020, the classified Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), signed by Deputy Secretary... More of this article »
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US Aims To Send Additional HIMARS Rocket Systems to Support Ukraine

The US government is ramping up to send Ukraine as much as $400 million in additional military equipment and other supplies to help the embattled nation repel Russian forces currently attempting to advance on the Donbas region. The... More of this article »
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Stryker Combat Vehicles Test Reveals Issue with US Army Network Gear

The United States Army recently announced they have identified a power issue that is associated with new communications and network tools as well as Stryker combat vehicles.  They discovered the issue in the middle of a live-fire... More of this article »
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Army Says New Aircraft Engine Has Passed Initial Tests

The first round of testing in the US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program has completed, helping to identify whether or not the new engines will be able to successfully power the existing fleet of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters... More of this article »
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Navy Officials Advise RIMPAC Is Not Aimed at China, but Defending Taiwan Should Be A Priority

China has recently let it be known, publicly, its intentions to develop military capabilities that will allow them to take Taiwan—by force if necessary—as soon as 2027.  This has put strain on US military operations as Ukraine... More of this article »
Image for US Will Send $820 Million NASAMS Air Defense Package Weapons to Ukraine

US Will Send $820 Million NASAMS Air Defense Package Weapons to Ukraine

In the first week of July, the Pentagon announced a plan to provide upwards of $820 million in new military aid to Ukraine.  This financial assistance package include ballistics inventory like counter-artillery radar and advanced... More of this article »
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Army Awards General Dynamics Light Tank Production Contract

At the end of June, the US Army announced their choice of manufacturer for a new light tank featuring improved mobility, better protection, and updated direct-fire capabilities .  This announcement revealed General Dynamics Land Systems... More of this article »
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USAF and Navy Now Running Capstone Tests for New High-Power Microwave Missile

This summer, research laboratories at the US Air Force and the US Navy are concluding what has become a five-year joint effort intended to develop and improve high-powered microwave technology, with one final session of testing in... More of this article »
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NATO Secretary General Motivated By Transformative Summit

In Madrid, this week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had the opportunity to preview the alliance’s latest summit.  Driven largely by the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Stoltenberg... More of this article »
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US Air Force Aims To Finish New Drone Program Before the Next Global Conflict

It may have only been two months since Andrew Hunter filled the role of Air Force Acquisitions Chief but his tenure so far has been a busy one. First of all, two major global issues have persevered of late, making the start of this... More of this article »
Image for Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Unit Wins Black Hawk Contract Worth Up to $4.4 Billion

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Unit Wins Black Hawk Contract Worth Up to $4.4 Billion

The Sikorsky unit at Lockheed Martin just won a new five-year contract to build 120 H-60 Mike-model Black Hawk utility helicopters.  This marks the 10th such contract for the airplane manufacturer; and not only does it have an impressive... More of this article »
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Joint DoD and NSF RINGS Project Invests in Joint Private-Public Sector Partnerships

On April 18, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the awards for the Resilient and Intelligent NextG Systems program, which officially kicked off on June 27.  This initiative brings together the public and private sectors... More of this article »
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House Lawmakers Advocate for Directed Energy Weapons Development

Armed Services Committee lawmakers recently expressed their desire to get more information from the Pentagon regarding the office’s future plans to integrate directed energy weapons into the air defense program.  Furthermore,... More of this article »
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Argentina Opts For USA-built Chinook Helicopters

The country of Argentina has accelerated their progress towards acquiring four new CH-47 Chinook heavy-life helicopters, made by Boeing, in the United States.  According to US military sources in Buenos Aires, the aim of this plan... More of this article »
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AT&T Demonstrates US Navy Smart Warehouse with 5G Capabilities

Recently, telecommunications juggernaut AT&T successfully demonstrated a new 5G network at the Naval Base Coronado, in San Diego, California.  The procedural test was part of a new effort from the United States Department of Defense... More of this article »
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US Air Force Employs AI to Improve Weather Tracking Models to Assist Military Planning

The United States Air Force is currently utilizing augmenting modern weather prediction tools with new artificial intelligence in order to improve their understanding of various environmental conditions in places where the US military... More of this article »
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Army Exercises Hope to Identify Capability Gaps in Arctic Operations

Last month, the US military-led a Swift Response exercise by deploying Alaska-based Paratroopers over the Arctic Circle with the intention to land in Norway.  This particular exercise marks the very first time any unit in this annual... More of this article »
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Six NATO Nations Agree To Cooperate on Next-Gen Helicopter

Six countries in the NATO alliance recently signed a memorandum of mutual understanding to cooperate on new concepts for a next-generation helicopter.  At the June 16 meeting of alliance defense ministers, in Brussels, Italy, France,... More of this article »
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Ukraine Destroys Russian Helicopters at Kherson Airfield

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed Russian helicopters parked at an airfield in Kherson region, which recently fell under its control. More than ten helicopters can be seen in one of the images shared by Ukraine’s military,... More of this article »
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Russian-made Composite MC-21 Wing Box Clears Strength Tests

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), a subsidiary of Rostec carried out static testing of the wing box of the MS-21 aircraft, made of Russian polymer composite materials. To confirm the strength of the product, it was subjected to breaking... More of this article »
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Russian Troops Kill top Ukrainian Semiconductor Scientist

Vasyl Kladko, Deputy Director of the V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics Russian troops have shot Vasyl Kladko, an experimental physicist and Deputy Director of the V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics... More of this article »
Image for Russian Troops Destroy Javelin, NLAW Missiles Depot Using Long Range Weapon

Russian Troops Destroy Javelin, NLAW Missiles Depot Using Long Range Weapon

Russian troops destroyed a Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems in Ukraine’s Zhitomir city on Saturday. “In the past 24 hours, a strike was delivered with long-range precision weapons to destroy the ammo depot on the... More of this article »
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Russian Tanks Surviving Hits from U.S.-made Javelin Missiles: Russian MoD

Russian T-72 main battle tanks currently operating in Ukraine appear to be surviving hits from the U.S.-made Javelin anti -tank guided missile (ATGM) in service with the Ukrainian Army. Javelins ATGM attack tanks from top down hitting... More of this article »
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Chinese Scientist Defects to U.S. Carrying Hypersonic Weapons Secrets

A cricket-loving Chinese rocket scientist, attached to the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) has defected to the U.S. carrying with him secrets of the hypersonic glide vehicle, a weapon that Washington has been struggling to... More of this article »
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Nigerian JF-17s Scrambled to Intercept Unidentified Drone

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today scrambled JF-17 fighters to intercept an unidentified drone in its airspace.This is the second such incident in a week. The drone headed north of its position out of Nigerian airspace the moment... More of this article »
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Battle of the Air Defense Systems: S-400 Vs Patriot and THAAD

The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running into billions of dollars. While the Patriot has more or less a captive market within... More of this article »