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Weekly Alert -- February 9, 2016

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Thermal and power management issues persist on MQ-9 Reaper

Competing test priorities have tied up resources for MQ-9 Block 5 testing, allowing stubborn thermal and power management problems to persist on the MQ-9 Reaper, according to the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation.

iRobot sells defense business to Arlington Capital Partners

iRobot has agreed to sell its defense and security business to private-equity firm Arlington Capital Partners for as much as $45 million.

Forbes: Pentagon has discussed changing UCLASS to an unmanned tanker

The Pentagon has notified an influential House lawmaker that the Navy's controversial Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system will evolve to an unmanned tanker program.

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Carter lifts the veil on classified work of secretive Strategic Capabilities Office

Defense Secretary Ash Carter provided surprising new details about work -- until now largely classified -- of a secretive office he established three years ago to fast-track development of promising, cutting-edge concepts and technologies -- like swarming drones -- to give U.S. forces new advantages against countries such as China and Russia.

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