(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

The Navy and Air Force want to shed existing weapons systems to free up funds for great power competition. Many of those systems really are old, but not all.

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Don’t expect same defense spending priorities under a Biden administration

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Donald Trump

Comparing Biden and Trump on defense issues as election nears

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Director of GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management

Pentagon finding F-35 fleet sustainment difficult as build-out less than quarter complete

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United States Air Force Historical Research Agency (USAFHRA) , Maxwell AFB, Alabama Air Force

Building planes like iPhones: How the Air Force can adapt to rapidly-changing technology

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F-35, edge computing

F-35s still testing far below targeted mission-capable rate

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Diana Maurer, GAO, Government Accountability Office

Lack of spare parts keeping military services’ fleet of F-35 aircraft grounded

Diana Maurer of the Government Accountability Office joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss of the shortage of F-35 spare parts.

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An F-35C Lightning II test aircraft approaches for a landing aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower of the coast of Norfolk, Va., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.  The aircraft is expected to be deployed with the Navy in 2018.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Navy says F-35 is ready for action

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35…

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An internet to protect the internet?

Now higher on the intellectual property theft food chain are industrial products and integrated circuits, which can weaken national security.

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