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Sikorsky S-97 Raider Achieves First Flight

DefenseNews – WASHINGTON — The Sikorsky S-97 Raider hit an important milestone Friday with the successful first flight of its experimental rotorcraft. The S-97, with two pilots, took off at the company’s West Palm Beach, Fla., facility about 7 a.m. and performed all of its proscribed movements over roughly an hour. The flight test took […]

DoD Details Planned Cuts If Budget Caps Remain

Defense News — The Pentagon has laid out plans for how it would cut $66 billion in procurement and research-and-development projects between 2016 and 2019 should US defense spending caps remain in place. The cuts would affect dozens of Defense Department programs, including the Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter, Boeing KC-46 aerial refueling plane […]

White House Pushes Budget Hike

Defense News — The White House and Pentagon, after weeks of back-and-forth debate, appear ready to expand the Defense Department’s budget starting in 2016. Administration officials are contemplating a $535 billion DoD budget in 2016, one source said, which is about $36 billion over the sequester cap. The administration would offset the defense increase in […]

Rafael, Raytheon Expand Active Defense Alliance

Defense News — Rafael and Raytheon are expanding their active defense alliance through co-production of the Israeli Iron Dome and possible adaptation of the jointly developed Stunner interceptor for use by the US Army and its allies. The two firms are partners on the Stunner, developed for the David’s Sling Weapon System, a US-Israel government-funded […]

Industry, Military Emphasize Need for ‘Cyberwarrior’ Training as Attacks Increase

National Defense Magazine — Government and military leaders have for years warned of increasingly pervasive and nefarious cyber-attacks. The network intrusions, perpetrated by nation states, hacktivists and thieves, are growing rapidly, experts have said. To quell attacks, a premium has been put on so-called “cyberwarriors” — professionals trained to root out and stop network intrusions […]