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    The USS Detroit is christened Oct. 18 at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis. Rick Gebhard / AP

    Future USS Detroit christened in Wisconsin

    The Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city.

    • Oct. 19, 2014
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    Lockheed Martin concept for a US Navy Small Surface Combatant. Lockheed Martin

    Hagel briefed on new Navy surface ship, but no decisions yet

    The Navy's senior leadership briefed top Pentagon officials Oct. 6 on proposals for a new Small Surface Combatant (SSC), but no decisions have been made, said the U.S. military's top spokesman.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 banks over Naval Station Norfolk. VAW-125 will be the first squadron to deploy with the E-2D. MC2 Ernest R. Scott / Navy

    New Navy E-2D aircraft goes operational

    The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has been declared to be operational, meaning that deployment training for the Navy's newest airborne warning and control aircraft can begin in earnest.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    This June 16, 2012, file image from video made available by the Vandenberg Air Force Base shows an infrared view of the X-37B unmanned spacecraft landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The purpose of the U.S. military's space plane is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been orbiting Earth for nearly two years on this, its third mission. The plane is expected to land this week at a Southern California Air Force base. AP

    Up in the sky, a mystery space plane — but why?

    What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    Planning for More: The first double V-hull Strykers arrive at Fort Carson, Colorado, in February. Money for a fourth brigade of the upgraded Strykers was not included in the original fiscal 2015 Army budget request. Army

    Army waiting for Hill OK to build upgraded Strykers

    The Army has found enough friends on Capitol Hill to fund a fourth brigade of double V-hull (DVH) eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles, service officials said.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
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    The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones — identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for the next lot of engines for the stealthy fighter. Air Force

    Pentagon, Pratt cut deal for F-35 engines, modifications

    The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones — identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  1. The Obama administration is accelerating cybersecurity efforts within federal agencies and in the sectors responsible for critical infrastructure, said Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator. Mike Morones

    White House working around cyber bill impasse

    The White House's top cybersecurity official said it's not more power the Obama administration is after — it's getting organizations involved to head in the same direction.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
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    During the construction phase the catapult troughs are covered to protect them from the elements as the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System is installed. MC1 Davis Anderson / Navy

    Crew's ship: Sailors' comfort a centerpiece of new supercarrier Ford

    Electromagnetic catapults and a soaring $13 billion price tag get most headlines, but it is a variety of creature comforts and convenience that are making the Navy's next supercarrier a hit with its crew.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
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    DARPA is looking for smaller, lighter wearable night vision devices. Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav / Army

    Next-gen night vision would enable troops to see farther, clearer

    The basic technology behind night vision gear has been in place for decades, though advancements in that technology have allowed soldiers to see farther and clearer in the dark.

    • Oct. 12, 2014
  2. U.S. Marines arrive Thursday to take part in Operation United Assistance near Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines arrived on KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Ospreys to support the American effort to contain the Ebola epidemic. The vanguard of a U.S. military force set about building a hospital for stricken health workers. John Moore / Getty Images

    U.S. troops build hospital in Liberia in Ebola fight

    The vanguard of a U.S. military force set about building a hospital for stricken health workers as Liberian lawmakers debated Friday whether to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf more power amid the Ebola epidemic.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  3. Sgt. Joel Miick, left, and Spc. Michael Potts don gas masks while training Thursday with the rest of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood on how to put on protective clothing and gloves. The brigade is set to deploy to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance where they will be building temporary medical facilities in helping the country fight the Ebola virus outbreak. Kin Man Hui / AP

    Training changes as US troops head to West Africa

    Forgoing combat rifles and body armor, U.S. troops preparing to fight Ebola in Liberia were instead stepping gingerly Thursday into white germ-proof suits and pulling on thick, blue rubber gloves and gas masks.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
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    A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile is launched from the littoral combat ship Coronado during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California on Sept. 23. MC2 Zachary D. Bell/Navy

    Navy eyes new anti-ship missile

    It's been nearly 40 years since the Navy started its relationship with the Harpoon missile, but now the service seems to have eyes for another surface-to-surface anti-ship missile: A younger, more agile Norwegian.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  4. An Afghan Air Force G222, designated C-27A by the US government, at Kabul International Airport in July 2011. Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith/Air Force

    DLA junks multimillion planes for Afghan Air Force, sells scrap for 6 cents a pound

    Sixteen unusable transport aircraft that the U.S. government bought for the Afghan Air Force have been scrapped for pennies on the dollar, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
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    A swatch of fabric with a welded seam, top, is displayed resting on a piece of U.S. Navy camouflage fabric, below, that utilizes a traditional seam sewn using thread, at Propel LLC, a textile technology research company, in Pawtucket, R.I. The Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper. Steven Senne / AP

    Navy tests out new way of making clothes: Welding

    Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
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    The future amphibious assault ship America passed under the Golden Gate bridge Monday. It is to be commissioned at Pier 30-32 in San Francisco Oct. 11. MC1 Vladimir Ramos / U.S. Navy

    Future USS America enters San Fran as ceremony nears

    The future USS America passed under the Golden Gate bridge Monday as it entered San Francisco harbor in preps for its next milestone — joining the fleet.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  5. Suspected US drone strike kills 10 militants in Pakistan

    Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Taliban compounds in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 10 militants, officials said.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
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    An unmanned seven meter rigid hulled inflatable boat operates autonomously during an Office of Naval Research demonstration of swarmboat technology on Aug. 12 held on the James River in Newport News, Va. John F. Williams / Navy via AP

    Navy: Self-guided unmanned patrol boats make debut

    Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they’re protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy’s fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  6. World Health Organization workers deal with a 2012 Ebola outbreak. Isaac Kasamani/AFP via Getty Images

    Pentagon opens Ebola-testing lab in Liberia

    U.S. troops opened an Ebola-testing laboratory in Liberia Thursday, the first of several medical facilities it has sent to battle the virus in Africa.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
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    Rear Adm. Diane Webber became the first cyber type commander Oct. 1, when the Navy Information Dominance Forces command was stood up. Robin Hicks / Navy

    Navy stands up first cyber type command

    Submarines have a three-star type commander who oversees their force. So do ship crews, aviation squadrons, and expeditionary sailors like Seabees and divers.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  7. 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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    The epitome of stealth design, the destroyer Zumwalt is coming together at Bath Iron Works, Maine, and is expected to go to sea in the spring. At almost 16,000 tons, 610 feet long, about 81 feet abeam, the DDG 1000 is the largest destroyer in history. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    Meet the Zumwalt: The Navy's stealth destroyer will go to sea next spring

    The ship is plainly visible from Front Street, across the Route 1 bridge in downtown Bath. Nothing like this angular, almost hulking giant has ever been seen here, even after well over a century of shipbuilding at Bath Iron Works.

    • Sep. 28, 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
  8. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower departs Naval Station Norfolk on February 21, 2013. Navy / Getty Images

    Navy suspends most nuclear work at Norfolk

    Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    The Pentagon intends to take two F-35C models, shown here doing catapult launch tests at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in 2013, to carrier trials in November. Lockheed Martin

    F-35 'on track' for carrier tests in November

    The F-35 joint strike fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier in November, but there are still variables as to what may be tested, the program's top official said today.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  9. 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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