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July 18, 2019

The Navy intends to award a contract to refresh a system aimed at protecting aircraft carriers from incoming torpedoes.

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The Air Force has delayed two upcoming United Launch Alliance missions after discovering an anomaly with a component shared by the company's Delta IV and Atlas V rockets.

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Gen. Mike Murray, head of Army Futures Command, said today the command will be fully operationally capable as of July 31, just over a year since its creation.

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The Air Force has approved an acquisition strategy to buy at least 93 Family of Beyond-Line-of-Sight Force Element Terminals for an estimated cost of $3.8 billion, years after budget constraints drove the service to separate the airborne terminal acquisition effort from the overall program.

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July 17, 2019

The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer says it will cost between $500 million and $600 million to relocate the supply chain for more than 900 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts out of Turkey after the country's expulsion from the program.

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At the prompting of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the presumptive next defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff both declined to endorse a controversial reorganization of the Strategic Capabilities Office under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, pledging to review the proposed change.

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The Pentagon is preparing to meet with industry later this month to discuss its requirements for Fully Networked Command, Control and Communications, as the official in charge of the "FNC3" effort recently laid out his strategy for developing the military's future battle network.

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Textron today reported lower quarterly sales and profit in its Bell Helicopter business, but said new opportunities from the Army and Marine Corps could provide growth.

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The Navy intends to award a contract in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 for the ground-based training system (GBTS) associated with its new training helicopter, the TH-XX, according to industry day slides.

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July 16, 2019

The Air Force has released a request for proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the service's intercontinental ballistic missile replacement system.

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Army Secretary Mark Esper, nominated to be defense secretary, today defended his time as a senior Raytheon executive as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) argued that his failure to commit to several of her recusal proposals "smacks of corruption, plain and simple."

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The U.S. military requires new, high-agility interceptors and a layer of space-based sensors to defend against hypersonic threats, the presumed next defense secretary told lawmakers today, shedding new light on Defense Department thinking about elements of a hypersonic defense system.

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The U.S. military requires a new high-agility interceptor and a layer of space-based sensors to defend against hypersonic threats, the presumed next defense secretary told lawmakers today, shedding new light on Defense Department thinking about elements of a hypersonic defense system.

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is not expected to meet the military's goal of 80% mission-capable rates by the end of fiscal year 2019 because of supply shortages, the president's nominee to be defense secretary told Senate lawmakers today, despite confidence from military officials earlier this year.

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While interest in the Air Force’s VAULT data platform continues to grow, questions abound on the policy, roles and authorities for practitioners incorporating data into their work, leading the service to revise a key policy document that was released to the public in May.

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Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, military deputy to the Army acquisition executive, said this morning a continuing resolution being considered by the White House would tie the Army's hands on modernization.

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July 15, 2019

The Defense Department should accelerate the deployment of fifth-generation wireless technologies and develop secure, hardened systems that account for 5G's inherent security risks, according to a new Defense Science Board report.

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A cyber warfare group focused on naval aviation is raising the alarm about the vulnerability of the service's platforms and calling on industry to propose a wide range of defensive technology research efforts that could be incorporated as early as the concept development phase for new platforms.

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The Army Aviation Center of Excellence will soon begin integrating virtual reality to help train its pilots.

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July 12, 2019

The Navy is curtailing the Landing Craft Air Cushion service life extension project, scrapping plans to proceed with awarding a contract this summer to modernize the combat hovercraft in the inventory slated for improvements on account of its poor material shape and is instead offering up $23 million previously slated for the project for other service priorities.

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