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Air Force certifies SpaceX launches for future contracts

The private space launch company is now qualified to compete for the Air Force’s EELV program.

3 companies get contracts for a satellite-launching space plane

DARPA’s XS-1 program aims to develop a hypersonic unmanned craft that can launch payloads from suborbital altitudes.

Air Force mulls secretive sensor research center

The SIRCUS program would investigate how to measure sensor exploitation performance and sensor development, and require up to Secret-level clearances for contractors.

Top 20 defense contractors, 2014

Defense companies dominate Washington Technology’s Top 100 list of federal contractors.

Air Force seeks new ICBM technologies

The service calls for studies to explore new command and control systems, and advanced missile hardware and parts.

12 battlefield tools of the future Marine

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory this week is testing a variety of new technologies and gear at its Advanced Warfighting Experiment. Here’s a rundown on a dozen of them.

Autonomous vessel for tracking silent subs is under construction

Expected to be launched in 2015, DARPA’s unmanned ACTUV would track diesel submarines for months at a time.

Air Force asks court to dismiss SpaceX lawsuit

SpaceX shouldn’t be allowed to challenge the core rocket contract because the company didn’t respond to original RFP, the Air Force says.