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Inside the Navy - October 16, 2017
  • Aging T-38 trainers facing obsolescence issues due to T-X transition

    The Navy's 10 T-38 trainer aircraft could face obsolescence issues in the future due to the Air Force transition to T-X, according to a report viewed by Inside the Navy.

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  • Navy refuses to outfit P-8A fleet with ISR sensors flight tested on RQ-4

    The Navy refuses to equip the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors the Air Force flight tested on the RQ-4 Global Hawk because of size, weight and power constrictions.

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  • USMC logisticians eye MUX for Office of Naval Research sensor suite

    Marine Corps logisticians are advocating for a $98 million autonomy solution nearing its final demonstrations to be incorporated into the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft Expeditionary (MUX) program, according to a service official.

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  • Navy, USMC intend to release Expeditionary Advanced Base Ops concept

    The Navy and Marine Corps plan to release an Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept this fall that is subordinate to the Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment construct, according to a Marine Corps official.

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  • JSOW Reaches Milestone

    The Navy's Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 is ready for full operational capability, according to an Oct. 11 Naval Air Systems Command statement. JSOW is an air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets, the statement said. Declaring FOC is "the culmination of a complete team effort to deliver not only the hardware, but the training, tactics development and support infrastructure to ensure we field a meaningful warfighting capability," Cmdr. Sam Messer, JSOW deputy program manager said in a statement.

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  • SPAWAR preparing two RFPs and industry day for C4ISR network

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is preparing two request for proposals for a program that manages command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) networks afloat, according to two Federal Business Opportunities notices posted last month.

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  • Analysts: Navy SeaPort-e proposal raises questions

    As the Navy mulls over the next iteration of SeaPort-e, analysts say changes the service has proposed are raising questions of how some naval commands will fulfill their contracting needs going forward.

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  • Navy releases MQ-25 unmanned tanker final request for proposals

    The Navy released the final air system engineering manufacturing and development request for proposals earlier this month for the MQ-25 unmanned tanker.

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  • Rowden directs all surface ships undergo 'ready for sea assessment'

    In the wake of multiple collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet, Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden is directing that all surface ships undergo a "ready for sea assessment," according to an official information dispatch.

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  • Navy awards Austal USA, Lockheed Martin contract modification for LCS

    The Navy has awarded Austal USA and Lockheed Martin contract modifications worth up to $584.2 million each to build a Littoral Combat Ship.

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  • Mattis seeks to rally Pentagon amid fiscal gridlock

    The Defense Department has begun fiscal year 2018 without a new budget, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is calling on all Pentagon personnel to remain committed to three core lines of effort: restoring military readiness, strengthening global alliances and reforming DOD business practices.

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  • DOD acquisition chief sets targets for streamlining contracting

    The Pentagon's new acquisition chief is seeking to cut in half the time it takes to award contracts, hinting at new pilot programs and highlighting software development as a significant capability gap for the military.

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  • Lord promises more commercial approach to managing Pentagon

    Ellen Lord, the new top acquisition official in the Pentagon, said in her first public event Oct. 11 she is drawing on her industry experience to take a more commercial approach to the Defense Department.

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  • Lockheed CTO seeking venture investments that support tech strategy

    Lockheed Martin Ventures, the rebooted venture fund of Lockheed Martin, is working closely with the company's chief technology office to identify strategic investments, the CTO said Oct. 11.

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  • NATO IAMD task group tracks, intercepts missile targets

    The first-ever deployment of a NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defense task group consisting of ships from more than a dozen countries, sailing in the rough seas of the North Atlantic as part of a major international missile defense exercise, has tracked ballistic-missile targets and intercepted cruise missile targets in the initial scenarios of an event that aims to forge a collective shield.

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