Army

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 23, 2016, in the Atlantic Ocean. VX-23 is conducting its third and final developmental test (DT-III) phase aboard George Washington. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo/Jonathan Price)

The Top 10 DoDBuzz Posts of 2016

Here’s a look at the 10 most read stories of the year on DoDBuzz: 1. Navy F-35C Landed So Precisely, It Tore Up a Runway…



The S-97 Raider coaxial helicopter made by Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Sikorsky unit recently flew with its wheels up for the first time. (Image via video courtesy Lockheed Martin)

WATCH: S-97 Raider Flies with Wheels Up

The S-97 Raider coaxial helicopter made by Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Sikorsky unit recently flew with its wheels up for the first time. The company has…







Oshkosh Defense, LLC Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Photo: Oshkosh Defense, LLC.

Army Places Order for More JLTVs

The U.S. Army has placed a $42 million order with Oshkosh Defense, LLC to build Joint Light Tactical Vehicles. Oshkosh is slated to manufacture 130…




The Army has done extensive operational testing of the XM25 airburst weapon. (Defense Department photo)

Peering into Army’s Swelling Budget for XM25

Full disclosure: This post was entirely spurred by the redactions in the Pentagon Inspector General’s recent report on the costs associated with the Army’s XM25…




The Small Airborne Networking Radio, or SANR, is being developed for Army helicopters such as the CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk. Photo: U.S. Army.

Army Wants New Radio for Helicopters, Drones

The U.S. Army recently released a draft request for proposals for the Small Airborne Networking Radio, or SANR, for the service’s rotary-wing aircraft platforms. Product…