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Date Posted:05/24/21
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Date Posted:05/24/21
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Date Posted:05/24/21
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Date Posted:05/07/21
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Date Posted:05/07/21
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Sweeping health and benefits changes could come soon for vets suffering toxic exposure ills

Date Posted:04/21/21
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Study of Marine Recruits Reveals Imperfect Immunity Effects of Having COVID 19

Date Posted:04/21/21
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Date Posted:04/15/21
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Exchange shopping approved for more than half a million DoD, Coast Guard civilians

Date Posted:04/07/21
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First lady to focus on military spouse employment, child care, children’s education

Date Posted:04/07/21
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Veterans Affairs plans to extend to 2021 deadline for Gulf War illnesses

Date Posted:04/02/21
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Finally, A Transition Program Designed with Military Spouses in Mind

Date Posted:04/01/21
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Date Posted:03/04/21
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Time to Renew? DoD Retirees and Dependents Now Getting Redesigned ID Cards

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Date Posted:02/19/21
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Advanced Gun System holding back Navy’s stealth destroyer

 

Development issues with the Navy’s Advanced Gun System, destined to be one of the main armaments of DDG-1000, prompted the Navy to change Zumwalt into a ship killer, the Navy’s top requirements officers said Tuesday.

The Navy announced in February in budget justification documents that it intended to integrate Raytheon’s SM-6 missile and was changing the mission from a land-attack platform to a ship killer.

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee, Vice Adm. Bill Merz told senators that the slow development of the AGS prompted the change.

The AGS, in conjunction with the Long-Range Land Attack Projectile, was supposed to fire a round more than 80 nautical miles. The Navy canceled the projectile after truncating the total Zumwalt-class buy to three ships pushed the cost per round up to more than $800,000 per round. Furthermore, the system was also failing to achieve the range it wanted out of the system, Merz said.

“Even at the high cost, we still weren’t really getting what we had asked for,” he said. “So what we’ve elected to do is to separate the gun effort from the ship effort because we really got to the point where now we’re holding up the ship.”

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