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October 15, 2019

The Defense Department will not comply with a subpoena from House committees seeking information related to an impeachment inquiry into President Trump and the decision to withhold U.S. military aid to Ukraine.

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The Army's Precision Strike Missile could eventually reach a range of up to 800 km, following the dissolution of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty which had a 500 km limit.

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The Army has picked a winner in the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program -- a contest between Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to replace the Patriot radar -- but will not identify the company yet because the service is in "active negotiations" to finalize contract terms, according to a senior official.

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The first Extended Range Cannon Artillery prototype is going through final assembly at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, and the Army expects to test it in the next 30 days.

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The initial and final phase of the Air Force's Gray Wolf project -- a short-lived effort to create a networked cruise missile capability -- will not come to an end this year as expected, since scheduling issues have delayed flight tests of the preliminary platform developed by Northrop Grumman.

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Boeing is on track with its current CH-47 Block ll foreign military sales and is adding new countries to its portfolio, according to company executives.

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October 14, 2019

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle's cross-functional team will deliver Robotic Combat Vehicle test platforms to Colorado in the spring for the next round of experimentation, following a "rodeo" in Texas that took place earlier this year.

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Boeing is on track with its current CH-47 Block ll foreign military sales and is adding new countries to its portfolio, according to company executives.

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The general in charge of Army Futures Command today confirmed one of the two expected competitors for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program did not make the initial evaluation and will be sitting out the prototyping phase.

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The Army's fiscal year 2021 budget will propose realigning $10 billion in investments across the Pentagon's new five-year spending plan to pump additional resources into 31 so-called "signature systems" that underpin the service's modernization plan.

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October 13, 2019

COLLEGE STATION, TX -- Texas A&M University and Army Futures Command broke ground Saturday on the new Bush Combat Development Complex, featuring a hypersonic weapon testing facility for the Army Research Laboratory and industry.

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October 11, 2019

The Army estimates the Bradley replacement program will cost $45 billion to develop and procure, a tally that assumes at least two defense contractors would submit bids for the rapid prototyping phase of the competition for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

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The Defense Department's developmental anti-ship missile last month did not reach early operational capability on the Navy's F/A-18 fleet, missing the program's stated goal.

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October 10, 2019

The Space Development Agency is creating an inventory of the "battle plans" of various space agencies within the Defense Department that will help inform its plans to develop a next-generation space architecture.

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The Missile Defense Agency is looking into the early 2020s and thinking about how best to structure future contracts to manage the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, contemplating whether to bundle end-to-end development and sustainment of the interceptor fleet into a single deal or break it up into a package of smaller competitive contracts.

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Raytheon executives are optimistic about concluding negotiations with the Defense Department for multiyear procurement of Standard Missiles worth more than $3.5 billion, bolstered by a recent handshake agreement with the Navy for a five-year block buy of the SM-6 and continuing discussion with the Missile Defense Agency for SM-3 Block IB purchases across a similar term.

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The Air Force is making progress on an incremental plan to upgrade its space launch ranges with new infrastructure, safety mechanisms and updated procedures by the mid-2020s.

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The Pentagon is developing a list of tested and approved control system products, as defense officials are increasingly concerned a cyberattack on unsecure critical infrastructure could disrupt military operations.

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October 09, 2019

The Defense Department says it remains ready to work with Congress on questions about stalled U.S. military aid to Ukraine, but the White House's assertion that the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is illegitimate could leave DOD unable to respond to a subpoena it received from three House committees.

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Raytheon executives are optimistic about concluding negotiations with the Defense Department for multiyear procurement of Standard Missiles worth more than $3.5 billion, bolstered by a recent handshake agreement with the Navy for a five-year block buy of the SM-6 and continuing discussion with the Missile Defense Agency for SM-3 Block IB purchases across a similar term.

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