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Biden pick for Pentagon acquisitions role vows to cut weapons system costs
The Pentagon is struggling to control costs associated with sustaining its weapons systems. For the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 jet, sustainment costs are on track to become so expensive that the Air Force will either have to cut its planned buy or flying hours, the the Government Accountability Office found.
Leonardo, Mitsubishi to collaborate on radar technology demonstration
The agreement, announced during the Farnborough Airshow, follows the completion of a series of joint concept and feasibility studies between the two companies earlier this year and signifies approval from their respective national defence ministries to move forward with the program.
US Air Force looking to Europe for commercial technologies, official says
The Air Force's acquisition executive said today that in order to make fast progress on its "operational imperatives," the service must take advantage of mature technology developed by industry and the scientific community through organizations like the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Defense Innovation Unit.
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