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August 24, 2020 | Daily News

The official in charge of the Army's Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team today said the service's plan to develop a Long Range Hypersonic Weapon prototype by 2023 is the quickest way to maintain combined arms overmatch, as it aims to engage in the fight with Russia and China.

August 21, 2020 | Daily News

A Washington defense budget analyst is looking at the Pentagon's future spending plans and warning they could very well collide with political forces now building because of the COVID-19 pandemic and historic federal deficits.

August 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System -- a project that has consumed $2.7 billion and more than a decade just to commence limited user testing -- won strong public backing from Army leaders this week, a turnaround from two years ago when the program was allegedly at risk of being dramatically curtailed or even terminated over schedule delays and cost.

August 21, 2020 | Daily News

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM -- While the Army prepares for delivery later this year of the first battery of the Israeli-made Iron Dome air defense system, the service is still considering whether it will be able to integrate the system with its Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today said it intercepted cruise and ballistic missile targets during an assessment of the Integrated Battle Management System, raising service leaders' expectations that problems which plagued a similar test in 2016 are resolved.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord today defended the Pentagon's request that Congress provide about $11 billion in emergency supplemental funding to mitigate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on defense contractors and weapons programs.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

The vice commander of Space Force headquarters said today he expects in the next few weeks to reach an agreement with the Office of the Secretary of Defense about which Army and Navy space programs should transition to the new service, beginning in fiscal year 2021.

August 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon announced today the availability of new, U.S.-manufactured, small unmanned aircraft systems for a variety of government uses after the Defense Department and other federal agencies phased out their use of popular Chinese-made drones and components due to security concerns.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has released an initial request for information for the investment strategy for Air-Launched Effects, drones that can perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks and deliver lethal effects against threats.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today completed a successful live-fire test of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, or IBCS, at White Sands Missile Range, NM, that officials called "the most complex to date."

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Pentagon technology chief Michael Kratsios today called for using the Defense Department's "unique authorities" to pursue its innovation efforts, while also committing to "redoubling" efforts to work more closely with non-traditional vendors and startup businesses.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the Defense Department is working on a plan that could allow it to reimburse contractors experiencing pandemic-related hardships and inefficiencies with lump sums, rather than negotiate many smaller settlements.

August 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is in the process of prototyping technologies for its next integrated tactical network set while anticipating a preliminary design review next year, the directors of the program office and cross-functional team in charge of the effort told Inside Defense in an interview today.

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 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 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Army this week is concluding the first soldier operational experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort to assess how it can integrate unmanned vehicles into ground combat formations.

August 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is using two artificial intelligence software systems called Prometheus and SHOT to help interpret data and identify threats following a successful sensor-to-shooter test in Germany this past year.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team is planning to merge its second annual assessment exercise with next year's sensor-to-shooter demonstration called Project Convergence, a service official said today.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Army and its partner companies are making strides to build an industrial base for the service's future long-range, offensive hypersonic weapon, a service official said today.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is now conducting the second limited user test for the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System made by Northrop Grumman, a service official said today.

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