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France Says Russia Warship Depends On Peace In Ukraine

President Francois Hollande on Thursday said that France will only complete delivery to Russia of a sophisticated naval ship if peace is established in Ukraine. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

LRS-B, Next Boomer May Force Weapons Cuts

WASHINGTON: It won’t happen tomorrow, but the Pentagon may have to start eating its young to pay for two of the most expensive weapons in US history: the Air Force’s Long Range Strike bomber...

Navy: I Can Quit Drinking Anytime I Want

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Navy said Wednesday that it did not have a drinking problem and it could “totally quit drinking anytime,” sources confirmed. The Navy cited it is dealing with numerous...

Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space, a source from the Russian military told RIA Novosti Tuesday....

UCLASS RFP Delayed Pending Budget Review, Navy Says

The Navy has delayed the release of its Request For Proposals (RFP) for its envisioned unmanned carrier- launched aircraft until a budget review process is completed this fall, the service said Wednesday. The long-awaited...

Pentagon Struggles To Save New Programs: Kendall

[UPDATED with Hagel, Shaffer comments] NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: The four armed services only submitted their draft 2016 budgets to the Office of the Secretary of Defense “basically yesterday,” Undersecretary Frank Kendall said this morning...

Lockheed Offers Navy New LCS Variant

Lockheed Martin is offering the Navy a slightly heavier, technologically re-configured multi-warfare variant of the Littoral Combat Ship that has added survivability features such as built in vertical launch tubes and a stronger radar....

Local Veteran Stunned Not To Receive Discount Today

SCITUATE, Mass. — Matt Lynch, a former Navy P-3 Orion electronics technician, was stunned to walk into the Mill Wharf restaurant today and not receive 15 percent off his lunch, sources confirmed on Monday....

Tunisia recovers 41 bodies from sea near Libya

Monday, September 1, 2014 – 09:48 AFP Tunisian rescuers have recovered the bodies of at least 41 migrants since Friday after their ship sank off the Libyan coast and more are expected to be...

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