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August 11, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing is on schedule to begin delivering units later this year for a new upgrade of the Minuteman III's cryptography system that will enhance the security of the legacy intercontinental ballistic missiles' launch codes and launch facilities through the 2030s.

August 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force today released its first spacepower doctrine, meant to set the foundation for the new service and provide a key step toward distinguishing it as an independent entity.

August 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force has finalized its Next-Generation Air Dominance acquisition strategy and expects to know by next month whether it will be adopted as part of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2022 budget request.

August 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force has selected United Launch Alliance and SpaceX to receive contracts under its Launch Services Procurement program, with ULA receiving 60% of the manifest and SpaceX the remaining 40%.

August 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is telling Congress it needs $11 billion in emergency supplemental funding to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across its acquisition portfolio and the U.S. defense industrial base, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense outlining expected delays to specific programs.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

Sikorsky will deliver the first production lot of HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters one month later than expected next year because of issues created by the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Air Force spokesman.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

As Space Force leaders establish the service's new field command focused on space acquisition and development, efforts in recent years to re-architect the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will help set the foundation for the new organization.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

The new Air Force Research Laboratory commander wants to speed up by two years the organization's plan to invest 20% of its science and technology budget in "transformational" capabilities.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's new Virtual Test and Training Center is on track to formally stand up next summer -- nearly four years after the service announced its intent to establish a hub for advanced synthetic training that could eventually integrate joint and international partners.

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Minuteman III replacement team must transition 20 launch facilities -- each loaded with an in-silo missile and deployed with a legacy reentry vehicle and warhead -- to achieve initial operational capability on the new intercontinental ballistic missile system in fiscal year 2029.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration is touting its export policy for unmanned aerial systems as a win for American companies, but some industry representatives say the government still hasn't fixed ongoing restrictions that hinder business.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is threatening President Trump will veto a House minibus bill that includes fiscal year 2021 defense funding over a wide range of provisions, including new restrictions on the Pentagon's reprogramming authority.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is developing implementation plans for a series of reforms aimed at improving space acquisition as a key report due in late March -- meant to lay out those reforms and request legislative approval where needed -- awaits final approval from the White House.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The acting head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Peter Highnam, said today the organization has no plans to pursue a follow-on to the DARPA Launch Challenge, after the competition ended in March without a winner.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force this summer awarded L3Harris Technologies a 10-year, $900 million contract to help the service establish a common aircraft simulator architecture and is now working with the company to implement the initial task order, which focuses on cybersecurity and installing a remote scanning capability at nine locations.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The chief executive of Northrop Grumman said today she chose not to sign recent letters sent to Capitol Hill urging funding for coronavirus relief because her company has seen a reduced impact and she wants to focus on continuing to limit the damage.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

Several defense contractors this week said sales rose during the most recent quarter, despite the ongoing pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is lobbying senior Defense Department leaders to include a new project in the fiscal year 2022 budget currently being developed to establish a vast new test and training complex to support large-scale experimentation of advanced warfighting concepts.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

General Dynamics reported a $40 million charge in a program at its information technology business in its most recent quarter because the company is unable to get its employees to the European worksite, according to its chief executive.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force will decide in the next 60 to 90 days which of its four initial Skyborg prototyping competitors will have their drones participate in operational experiments to build the service's first autonomous vehicle for manned-unmanned teaming.

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