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October 24, 2018

The Army is seeking industry input on developing multi-channel radios that would meet the service's air-to-ground communications requirements for aviation platforms.

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The National Space Council plans to make six recommendations regarding Defense Department space reorganization during today's meeting, a source told Inside Defense today.

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October 23, 2018

The January flight test failure of a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile interceptor does not have “fleetwide” implications affecting other SM-3 variants or other missile systems in the U.S. inventory, according to the office of the Pentagon's top weapons developer which raised the specter of such ramifications this spring.

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The January flight test failure of a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA guided missile interceptor does not have “fleet-wide” implications affecting other SM-3 variants or other missile systems in the U.S. inventory, according to the office of the Pentagon's top weapons developer which raised the specter of such ramifications this spring.

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Had Lockheed Martin matched the winning prices in three major programs it lost in recent months, it would have incurred losses of more than $5 billion, the contractor's chief executive said today.

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The National Space Council plans to make six recommendations regarding Defense Department space reorganization during today's meeting, a source told Inside Defense today.

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A leading Pentagon official on information security questioned whether cybersecurity should be established as a core purchasing principle for the military, as described in a recent MITRE Corp. report.

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October 22, 2018

Following a science and technology review in September, the Army's network cross-functional team over the next few months will build recommendations for senior leaders regarding the service's five-year budget plan starting with fiscal year 2021, according to a service official.

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The Navy is considering industry proposals to rapidly develop and prototype a sea-based hypersonic boost glide weapon that could be ready for deployment in four years, a scenario the service is exploring  in accordance with guidance to develop a plan to reach early operational capability by late 2022.

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President Trump has tasked the Defense Department with taking a more active and expansive role in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyberattacks by foreign adversaries, with efforts to secure the supply chain having emerged as the front line in this battle.

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October 20, 2018

Army leaders, refining the requirement for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, have prioritized four capabilities for a Bradley replacement: growth potential, the main gun, an advanced forward looking infrared sensor and active protection systems.

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October 19, 2018

The Army has completed a capability development document for assured positioning, navigation and timing in all new mounted platforms, according to a service official.

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GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Defense Department officials responsible for implementing data-protection acquisition rules say cybersecurity guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- currently being considered for revision -- will lead to a government-wide approach to securing sensitive information through widespread procurement reforms.

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To achieve its desired 355-ship fleet, the Navy will require in future years an annual shipbuilding budget of $28.9 billion, nearly $5 billion more than the service received in fiscal year 2019 and one-third more than the service has estimated, according to a new analysis published this week by the Congressional Budget Office.

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The Air Force's contract with Boeing to develop and field a new MH-139 utility helicopter fleet allocates $408 million for development and $1.9 billion for procurement, a price tag that is roughly half the estimated total program cost the service forecasted in budget documents for the UH-1N Huey replacement program earlier this year.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy's expeditionary warfare office is preparing an overarching mine warfare plan, which will eventually be approved by the service's top admiral and general, to more clearly communicate its strategies and objectives, according to a Marine Corps general overseeing the effort.

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The Army is speeding up the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program thanks to lessons learned from the success of its Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator effort, according to the director of the Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team.

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October 18, 2018

Analysts said this week they don't expect the planned merger of Harris and L3 Technologies to generate antitrust concerns and said the deal is likely to spur additional consolidation.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Marine Corps plans to use an other transaction agreement for the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype to speed the acquisition process, according to a senior service official.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Pentagon last week approved a mine countermeasures program that will adapt three payloads for use on an unmanned surface vehicle, according to an officer overseeing the program.

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