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June 17, 2019 | Daily News

Following an operational user test demonstration this spring, the Army has decided the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport vehicle -- previously intended only for squads -- is best suited for battalions.

June 16, 2019 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top weapons development official, ousted Strategic Capabilities Office Director Chris Shank on Friday, escalating a bureaucratic fight over the fate of the SCO. Griffin wants to fold the organization into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- a change opposed by key combatant commands and now congressional committees.

June 14, 2019 | Daily News

Just eight months ago, the Pentagon was planning for two defense budgets -- and both were lower than the $750 billion now being advocated by congressional Republicans.

June 13, 2019 | Daily News

The March flight test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system -- a developmental assessment that marked the first salvo launch of Ground-based Interceptors hailed as a landmark achievement by program boosters -- was 13 years behind schedule and was built on a record of GMD tests that have achieved less than 50 percent operational realism, according to congressional investigators.

June 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is halfway through integrating its cloud system to help the service with budgeting, planning and programming processes.

June 11, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he and his GOP colleagues have yet to decide whether they will support the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill slated for consideration tomorrow, but he does have plans to offer amendments that would increase total defense spending and block Democratic efforts to cut nuclear weapons programs.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) says he is trying to position the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill to engage not only Republicans in the Senate, where the GOP has a majority ready to fight for higher spending and resist restrictions on nuclear weapons, but also members of his own caucus in the House, where Democratic leaders have increasingly been at odds with the party's progressive wing.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to demonstrate in September how robots can work effectively with soldiers during planning and execution processes under its Command of Robotics Systems, or CoRS, program.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to field a set of "demonstration-experimentations" later this year under its Command of Robotics Systems (CoRS) program.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is looking to restore $28 million in funding for the advanced procurement of the Chinook block II in its chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill.

June 08, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) has set a $733 billion topline for total defense spending in his mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, blocking all Pentagon funding for President Trump’s border wall and putting the panel at odds with the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has approved $750 billion, according to a copy of the "chairman's mark" obtained by Inside Defense.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army and the Missile Defense Agency -- after two years of haggling over responsibility for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program -- are nearing agreement to adopt the status quo as a long-term division of labor where MDA looks after research, development and procurement and the service is responsible for operations and sustainment.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has completed a preliminary design review of its new integrated tactical network and has started fielding the initial capability to an experimental brigade combat team, an official said yesterday.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is rebaselining the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system acquisition effort, consolidating it into what is now called THAAD III from a pair of parallel development efforts to continue improving the Army-operated system -- a change that reflects recent upgrades to counter North Korean ballistic missile threats.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has set a May 2020 target for declaring operational the third and last increment of the European Phased Adaptive Approach and simultaneously dialed back planned intercept testing.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon continues to wrestle with challenges and internal disagreements resulting from seismic congressional reforms that restructured its acquisition oversight process and gave the military services more direct control over major programs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

A House panel wants the Army to prepare options for a "low-cost" generic interceptor that can operate as part of the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, a move that comes as the price tag for the newest variant of the Patriot interceptor approaches $1 million and lawmakers are seeking options to bolster inventories and foreign buyers are asking for less expensive options.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is investigating how it might use rapid acquisition authorities to ensure access to critical minerals vital for powering major weapons and communications systems should China and Russia disrupt U.S. supply chains, according to a new Trump administration report.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is planning to field a number of systems in September to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe to aid soldiers in conditions where GPS signals might be jammed or spoofed.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

Army senior leaders have approved an acquisition strategy for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon prototype, which includes a requirement for four vehicles each equipped with two missiles for a single battery.

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