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Defense Department Wants Precision-Guided, Medium-Caliber Round

DefenseAlert, Aug. 29, 2014 -- The Defense Department plans to develop a next-generation defensive gun system that would employ guided, medium-caliber munitions capable of altering their flight paths after being fired, giving close-range guns the accuracy of precision-strike weapons.

Air Force Approves Replacement Strategy For UH-1N Huey Helicopter

DefenseAlert, Aug. 29, 2014 -- The Air Force's vice chief of staff has approved a replacement strategy for the service's 40-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet that would involve replacing the outdated aircraft with retired Army UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters.

New DOT&E Analysis Finds Testing Not A Cause In Weapon Schedule Delays

DefenseAlert, Aug. 28, 2014 -- A new analysis by the Pentagon's top weapons tester aims to dismantle a perception that testing is a cause of weapon system cost growth and schedule delays, tracing the root cause of nearly every big-ticket weapons program since 2000 that has encountered programmatic trouble.

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  • MDA Releases RFP Three Months Ahead Of Schedule For Aegis Ashore

    The Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ashore program office recently released a request for proposals -- three months ahead of schedule -- for the array frames at the Poland site, according to an agency spokesman and a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

  • Gen. Jacoby: NORTHCOM, Cyber Command In Talks On Responsibilities

    U.S. Northern Command and the federal government have yet to hammer out the details of who is authorized to deal with some types of malware in the event of a cyber attack on the United States, according to NORTHCOM's commander.

  • GAO Report On Homeland Missile Defense

    The July 17, 2014, Government Accountability Office report finds that a February 2014 Defense Department report to Congress "provides limited insight on improvements to homeland missile defense and acquisition plans."

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