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  1. A Cougar 4x4 Medium Mine Protected Vehicle. Courtesy photo

    Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M

    The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
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    Report: Iran builds surface-to-surface missile

    A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  2. Iran's deputy defense minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, poses with a newly made drone during an unveiling ceremony in Tehran. AFP/Getty Images

    Iran claims to have built an armed UAS

    The unmanned craft is equipped with missiles, according to a news agency.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    DARPA is looking for smaller, lighter wearable night vision devices. DoD

    DARPA seeks a better way to see in the dark

    An SBIR solicitation seeks smaller, lighter night vision wear.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    Corpsmen in California will soon receive a batch of 10 training dummies that writhe, bleed and ooze innards. Rob Curtis / Staff

    Pendleton corpsmen to get ultra-realistic combat trauma mannequin

    Corpsmen in California will soon have a new mannequin to help them train for tending to the grisliest of combat injuries.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    The Marine Corps' Hybrid Energy Internally Transportable Vehicle trailer was designed specifically with the MV-22B Osprey in mind, as it can be transported in the aircraft. The trailer was on display Sept. 24 during the Modern Day Marine Expo at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Rob Curtis / Staff

    Marine Corps develops new equipment built for the Osprey

    New equipment being developed by the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is tailor-made to fit inside the service's most expeditionary aircraft — the MV-22B Osprey.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  3. A new GAO report acknowledges attempts by the Pentagon to find ways to drive down sustainment costs of the F-35 joint strike fighter, but made it clear the agency disagrees with how the F-35 joint program office is moving forward on that issue. Lockheed Martin

    GAO questions F-35 sustainment estimates

    Sustainment estimates for the F-35 joint strike fighter may not be realistic and require further study before a plan is finalized, the government's watchdog wrote in a new report.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    The Corps' Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) can transport gear and casualties for Marines. The vehicle was on display during the Modern Day Marine Expo in Quantico, Va., Tuesday. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Driverless vehicles get smarter as Corps gets lighter

    It probably won't look like Google's self-driving Prius, but the Marine Corps will soon get a hybrid-electric unmanned prototype vehicle as driverless technology gets more tactical.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  4. Officials: U.S. drone kills 10 in northwest Pakistan

    A suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle carrying Uzbek and local militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 10 of them, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship. Navy

    Gas turbine fired up on stealthy warship in Maine

    Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    Luke Devore, an Army Research Labs contractor with Design Interactive, demonstrates the Augmented Reality sand table on Sept. 23 during Modern Day Marine Expo at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Rob Curtis / Staff

    Microsoft's Kinect aids in 'augmented reality sand' mapping tool for Marines, Army

    Video game technology has aided researchers in creating realistic 3-D battlespace maps using a simple sand box.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    An F-22 Raptor displays its weapons bays in July. The Raptor took part in its first combat operation Monday over Syria. Staff Sgt. Jared Becker / US Air Force

    Analysis: Syria airstrikes introduce F-22's firepower to the world

    The F-22 Raptor has flown its first combat operation, a major milestone for the small air dominance fleet.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  5. President Obama is escorted by 89th Airlift Wing Commander Col. John Millard, as he transfers to from Marine One to Air Force One, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday for a trip to New York and the United Nations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta / The Associated Press

    Obama administration creates Korean land mine exception

    Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  6. F-22 Raptors from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, fly over Alaska May 26, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson / 3 Wing Public Affairs

    U.S. strikes inside Syria target two terror groups

    The U.S. military has launched airstrikes against two terrorist groups in Syria, using manned aircraft, drones and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired by Navy warships, according to U.S. Central Command.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  7. The military services are developing specialized recruiting and training policies for the Defense Department's nascent cyber force, a new Pentagon report says. Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr./Air Force

    As cyber force grows, manpower details emerge

    The military will need to expand its force of cyber warriors beyond plans for 6,200 personnel, and the individual services are hammering out the manpower-related details of precisely how to build that force from the ground up, according to a new Pentagon

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    A Marine rappels down from an MV-22B Osprey. Rolls-Royce says it hopes the Marine Corps will be interested in using its upgraded V-22 engine. Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra/US Marine Corps

    Will the Corps pursue engine upgrade for V-22?

    While Rolls-Royce has completed a successful flight test of its new engine upgrade for the V-22, it is unclear whether the US Marine Corps will pursue a re-engine plan.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    The Defense Department plans to stand up 133 operational cyberwarfare teams, an initiative that is fueling a tug-of-war between the active and reserve components that both want significant roles in that mission. Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith / Army

    Active, reserve components spar over 'sexy' cyber mission

    After months of bureaucratic battles, the Pentagon is finalizing a plan to give reservists a limited role in the evolving cyber force.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
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    Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney believes it could begin retrofit fixes by November for the engine issue that caused an F-35A to catch fire this summer. Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin

    Pratt: F-35 fix could begin installation before end of year

    Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney believes it could begin retrofit fixes by November for the engine issue that caused an F-35A to catch fire this summer.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  8. Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

    A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  9. A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey prepares to land aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America. Navy

    Meet the 'mini-Marine carrier' set to revolutionize Corps aviation

    About 1,500 Marines and sailors have been busily testing the capabilities of the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship during a two-month transit in a region that rarely sees a warship of this size.

    • Sep. 7, 2014
  10. In this photo from February, members of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration in Brigham City, Utah. Universities and colleges, such as Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, are developing academic programs focused on the technology to operate unmanned aerial systems. Rick Bowmer/ / The Associated Press

    Ohio college becoming leader in drone technology

    Officials with an Ohio community college say it has taken another step toward positioning itself as a national leader in drone technology research.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
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    The first multi-ship flight with all three F-35 variants on Nov.19. The US Air Force general in charge of the Joint Strike Fighter program is warning that there is a danger of missing deadlines if his test fleet of aircraft are not flying regularly by the end of September. Lockheed Martin

    F-35 head: Delays coming if test planes grounded through September

    The head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is warning that there is a real danger of missing deadlines if his test fleet of aircraft are not flying regularly by the end of September.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    John Hall, president and CEO of Voxtec International, demonstrates his company's real-time translation system Sept. 3 during a media opportunity at the U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Doral, Fla. Wilfredo Lee / AP

    SOUTHCOM showing off new disaster-relief gear

    Drones, portable network systems and wearable, real-time translation devices are among the new equipment U.S. military officials hope will improve communications during disaster relief and humanitarian assistance missions.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
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    A Marine ties a tourniquet on an advanced simulator during a combat training exercise at Camp Johnson, N.C. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has long pressed for the military to use such simulators in place of live animals in medical instruction and survival training. Cpl. Bryce J. Burton/Marine Corps

    PETA presses Hagel to stop use of live animals in training

    Animal-rights advocates are asking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to end the use of live animals in military medical training.

    • Sep. 3, 2014

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