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The Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin Corp. in fiscal 2016 through 2019 unless Congress repeals automatic budget cuts, according to a new Defense Department report. more
The U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded a $23.5 million contract to General Dynamics Information Technology to develop software designed to model the effects of releasing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials. more
The U.S. military has sent Congress a $36 billion wish list for equipment and operations that aren’t in the Pentagon’s official budget for the coming fiscal year. more
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline will join the Naval Undersea Warfare Center on April 7 to dedicate a new $24.3 million electromagnetic sensor facility built to accommodate submarine servicing, prototyping and production support. more
Rhode Island gained 1,045 manufacturing jobs between December 2012 and December 2013, the first time in 13 years that the state posted an increase in manufacturing employment, according to a report released Monday by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Register. more
Like the owls that deliver packages and carry messages in Harry Potter’s world, drones are about to become commonplace in ours: small, flying objects perfectly engineered to drop off burritos, pick up prescriptions and photograph revolutions. Within the next three years, drone-driven commerce will amount to $13.6 billion and create 70,000 new jobs, an industry trade group estimates. more
The U.S. Navy has awarded $35.8 million through two ongoing contracts with General Dynamics Electric Boat to perform advanced submarine research and develop modules for the Ohio-class replacement submarine at its facility in Quonset. more
The Pentagon’s proposed $495.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year would provide $154 billion for weapons purchases and research, $25 billion less than projected a year ago, according to the Defense Department. more
General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded one of three initial contracts in a $12.1 billion U.S. Coast Guard ship program, with competitor Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. shut out. more
Textron Inc. – parent company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Textron Systems – reported fourth-quarter net income of $167 million, or 59 cents per diluted share, a 12.8 percent increase from $148 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. more
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