The House Armed Services Committee wants the Navy to look into inserting a MK 41 Vertical Launch System on an amphibious ship.
House authorizers want a 10 days heads up before the Navy initiates a project using money from a new fund the service wants to establish for rapid prototyping and experimentation.
The Navy is preparing to award follow-on contracts to as many as three companies to produce engineering development models of the anti-submarine warfare systems that will be used on the Littoral Combat Ship, according to a program official.
Future rotary platforms are essential if the joint force is to tackle potential conflicts in the "expansive maritime environment" of the Pacific theater, according to the deputy commanding general for U.S. Pacific Command.
The Pentagon's acquisition executive has commissioned a new assessment of the defense research enterprise, a study launched in accordance with a statutory mandate to review the sprawling government complex that supports military research and development.
Leidos is laying the groundwork for its merger with Lockheed Martin's information systems and global solutions unit, readying for additional business units and a more sizeable corporate office.