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March 23, 2017

The Pentagon's advanced research arm is seeking industry's input for a program designed to deliver undersea payloads from a large unmanned underwater vehicle.

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The Defense Science Board is poised to release a report this summer looking at countering weapons of mass destruction, according to Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Roger Cabiness.

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The Army’s main battle tank “is still toward the top of its class” in the short term, but some foreign armies -- notably, Russia -- have caught up, according to the service’s deputy chief of staff (G-8).

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The Air Force is exploring its options to retire Boeing's F-15C/D in the late 2020s and recapitalize Lockheed Martin's F-16 with improved radar to serve in the Eagle's role, service officials told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday.

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The Air Force's top uniformed acquisition officer said this week the service will choose L3 Technologies to lead the Compass Call cross-deck effort, after the Government Accountability Office dismissed a bid protest from Bombardier March 10.

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March 22, 2017

The Defense Department's effort to cut the price of its largest program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, is far from over, Shay Assad, the Pentagon's director of defense pricing, made clear Wednesday.

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The Army is using the concept of operational multi-domain task forces as a near-term ''incubator'' to provide insight on future operations, according to the service's chief of staff.

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Lawmakers have tossed a lifeline to the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System Recapitalization program -- a $3.1 billion development project that can't freely execute its fiscal year 2017 plans due to concerns raised by Congress last year -- granting the Air Force permission to shift an additional $15 million into JSTARS Recap to keep the program on track.

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House Armed Services Committee ranking member Adam Smith (D-WA) has joined the growing chorus saying the Trump administration will run into trouble with securing its proposed budget.

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Congress anticipates receiving analysis from an oversight organization within the next two to three weeks on building a 355-ship fleet, analysis that will inform the fiscal year 2018 House authorization mark, according to an influential lawmaker.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Senate appropriators today that failing to add $30 billion to the Pentagon's coffers in fiscal year 2017 would further risk military readiness.

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The Air Force won't limit itself to a particular acquisition strategy in future procurement efforts, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson told an industry conference Wednesday.

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Lockheed Martin expects an investigation into the A2100 propulsion system carried by four key military space constellations to wrap up in May.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) and his House counterpart Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) expect President Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which would make steep cuts in domestic spending to boost defense funding, to fail in Congress.

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March 21, 2017

F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin is still aiming to complete the Joint Strike Fighter program's development phase by the end of the year, telling reporters this week that key milestones this summer will offer a good indicator of whether it is executing to its aggressive testing schedule.

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A panel of House lawmakers on Tuesday debated how much could be saved by streamlining Pentagon business practices and, though they differed along partisan lines on what to do with the savings, a bipartisan consensus emerged that billions in waste could be slashed at a time when President Trump has proposed steep cuts to domestic spending to increase the Defense Department's budget.

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The Defense Innovation Board intends to tackle the issue of big data during a meeting early next month, the board’s chairman said during a question-and-answer session Tuesday.

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The Navy will most likely begin testing fixes for the F-35C nose gear and the helmet-mounted display on a ship this summer or fall, according to a Lockheed Martin executive.

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The Army may need smaller operational formations to adjust to future fighting in urban environments, according to the service's chief of staff.

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The Army last week backed off its original plan to commit to buying 275 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from Boeing in a five-year contract, instead executing a deal to buy 244 aircraft -- a more than 10 percent drop -- and offset these reductions by folding foreign purchases by Saudi Arabia into the deal to increase the multiyear package to 268 rotorcraft.

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