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October 13, 2020 | Daily News

As the Army continues to send its Security Force Assistance Brigades overseas to advise and assist foreign partners, a new regionally aligned deployment model seeks to provide a "sustained presence," according to the general in charge of these specialized forces.

October 13, 2020 | Daily News

Bell will soon start assembling the 360 Invictus, its prototype for the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, after being selected earlier this year to move onto the effort's competitive flight test phase, company officials tell Inside Defense.

October 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department will issue a new policy as part of its Adaptive Acquisition Framework focused on cybersecurity to help program managers understand the processes and practices needed throughout the acquisition process, according to senior DOD officials.

October 08, 2020 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems is on track to deliver 12 Mobile Protected Firepower prototype vehicles by the end of the year, a company spokesman told Inside Defense last week.

October 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency conducted three major ground tests between January and late August, events that aimed to advance work on the European Phased Adaptive Approach Phase 3 and support improved integration between the Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems.

October 07, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord, flanked by her top deputies, said today her team's work to re-write procurement policy over the past few years has resulted in "irreversible momentum."

October 01, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord told lawmakers today the Defense Department is justified in distributing COVID-19 bailout funds to defense contractors economically hurt by the pandemic and said Congress needs to provide billions more.

October 01, 2020 | Daily News

A government watchdog says the Army lacks coordinated practices to share lessons from entering into alternative contracting agreements and should improve its use of alternative approaches by enhancing oversight and communication.

October 01, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. military today conducted a flight test demonstrating new interoperability between the Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems as it responds to an urgent requirement from commanders in South Korea for improved Patriot-THAAD integration to defend against North Korean ballistic missile threats.

October 01, 2020 | Daily News

AeroVironment officials yesterday unveiled the company’s new next-generation loitering missile, including a new system with extended endurance and multipurpose, anti-armor munition capabilities.

September 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today released its Small Unmanned Aircraft System Strategy, detailing how the service will align resources and make decisions to facilitate tactical overmatch using the aircraft through 2035.

September 30, 2020 | Daily News

Two congressmen behind a new bipartisan report urging significant defense reforms say the Pentagon can either divest legacy weapons in favor of artificial intelligence and unmanned systems, or it can lose the race for technological superiority to China.

September 30, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon officials are encouraging Defense Department organizations to adopt interim cloud computing platforms to meet "urgent" needs without hampering the eventual adoption of Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure environment, which remains on hold in federal court.

September 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today wrapped up Cyber Quest 2020, its annual live prototyping assessment, helping the service identify advanced cyber, electronic warfare and signal technologies and informing requirements for warfighters.

September 29, 2020 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of House authorizers has released its final report on U.S. national security strategy, calling for a whole-of-nation effort to confront the threat of a superpower China, including a wholesale review of the Defense Department's legacy systems and dramatically increased spending on emerging technologies.

September 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon has launched a new initiative to improve how it approaches the exportability of defense technology to allied and partner countries.

September 29, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the effort now underway to identify and re-shore critical defense technologies with fragile or foreign supply chains was enhanced by the global outbreak of COVID-19.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

A group representing a range of U.S. companies and industry associations opposes a variety of measures in the House and Senate defense authorization bills, including several provisions that would demand domestic sourcing for U.S. weapons programs and force companies to cut ties with Chinese suppliers.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

Army officials are holding in abeyance a recommendation to certify to lawmakers that the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program is on a solid footing -- an endorsement withheld last year in the wake of production start-up challenges on the $15.4 billion program -- while keeping a close eye on results of upcoming tests of the new BAE Systems-built combat system.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is pressing ahead with a project to develop a speed-of-light weapon to knock down maneuvering hypersonic vehicles, awarding Raytheon $9.7 million to advance work originally proposed two years ago on a Hypersonic Defense Weapon System concept and setting the project on a path to a potential Microwave Technology Testbed.

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