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March 30, 2021

Each Joint Light Tactical Vehicle costs roughly 17% less, on average, than original government projections, according to Michael Sprang, program manager for the Army's joint program office for joint light tactical vehicles.

March 29, 2021

The Pentagon's Overseas Contingency Operations account, derided by critics for years as a "slush fund," has become the subject of renewed scrutiny on Capitol Hill and could be headed toward a reckoning next week when the White House proposes President Biden's first defense budget.

March 26, 2021

Ricardo Defense recently won an $89 million contract for kits to retrofit safety technology onto humvees, which are expected to lower the risk of vehicle rollovers, according to a March 16 Army announcement.

March 25, 2021

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon are proposing a Next Generation Interceptor that features "sixth-generation" kill vehicle technology and adapts state-of-the-art digital tools from B-21 bomber and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent programs, according to company representatives.

March 24, 2021

Lessons learned from moving combat vehicles between Eastern European countries during a recent deployment will help the Army in the future, leaders from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team said at a March 24 media roundtable.

March 24, 2021

A new Army paper released Tuesday outlines how the service plans to transform over the next several years to meet future challenges and operationalize its multidomain task force to dominate adversaries.

March 23, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency today selected Lockheed Martin and a Northrop Grumman-Raytheon team for initial design contracts for a Next Generation Interceptor, bumping Boeing from the race to build a new guided missile intended to protect the United States before the end of the decade from advanced North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles.

March 23, 2021

A nomination hearing today for the admiral tapped to lead the U.S. military in the Asia-Pacific region showcased several emerging debates over the Pentagon's budget, the embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and the overall approach to countering China.

March 22, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said boosting the Pentagon's efforts to drive U.S. technology innovation and combat climate change could help get progressives to back down from calls to cut the defense budget.

March 22, 2021

Congressional auditors have identified 70 projects focused on hypersonic weapons research and development backed by $15 billion through 2024 across the U.S. government, shining light into the breadth and scope of a campaign to field a new class of maneuvering ultra-fast weapons with the potential to shape the balance of power between the U.S. military and other major powers such as China and Russia.

March 19, 2021

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has approved the Next Generation Interceptor project to proceed, clearing the way for the Missile Defense Agency to award a pair of contracts as well as seek $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2022 and FY-23 for the new Ground-based Midcourse Defense guided missile, according to a source familiar with the decision.

March 19, 2021

There are five primary ways in which the Army's sustainment operations will support modernization, according to Gen. Edward Daly, the leader of Army Materiel Command.

March 18, 2021

The Army will host its second soldier operational experiment for the light and medium Robotic Combat Vehicles from June to August 2022, a service official said March 16 at the Association of the U.S. Army's Global Force Next conference.

March 18, 2021

The Army for the first time combined this year's Cyber Quest, a lab-based demonstration of new technologies focused at the brigade combat team level and below, with the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment at Ft. Benning, GA, service officials told reporters earlier this week.

March 18, 2021

The Biden administration is not yet sold on the Missile Defense Agency's plan for a Next Generation Interceptor and is conducting a review of the project, which has completed the source-selection process and is now subject to further assessment by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.

March 17, 2021

Industry's investment in the Army's Future Vertical Lift modernization priority has made it possible for the service to afford both aircraft under the effort, a service official said today.

March 17, 2021

Any war between the United States and China would quickly escalate outside the immediate region, so armor and other traditional Army capabilities would still be necessary, the commander of Army Futures Command said March 17.

March 17, 2021

Top members of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee today voiced support for the Biden administration elevating climate change as a key national security topic and said the Defense Department should make investments to mitigate its vulnerabilities.

March 16, 2021

The Army today released its Arctic strategy, which details how the service will train and equip forces to partner with its regional allies, including fielding a multidomain task force-enabled division and adjusting its Alaskan-based brigade combat teams.

March 16, 2021

Shifting the Army's training to smaller formations could be an efficient way to both save money and increase readiness, Gen. James McConville, the service's chief of staff, said March 16.

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