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March 16, 2021

The Army has not decided whether to hold separate competitions for subsystems on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, the service's program executive officer for ground combat systems said March 16.

March 16, 2021

A Senate missile defense proponent today called on colleagues to collectively urge Pentagon leaders to support the Next-Generation Interceptor program -- a project launched by the Trump administration -- that has largely completed the source-selection process to proceed with development but remains under review by the Biden administration.

March 16, 2021

The Army is holding rehearsal of concept drills right now that will help the service make its modernization decisions and could potentially impact the fielding schedule of technologies, according to a service official.

March 15, 2021

The Army expects some "non-traditional" companies to submit proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, the Bradley fighting vehicle replacement, the director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team said March 15.

March 15, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission this week will vote on an order outlining how a key slice of spectrum currently set aside for military use will be opened to commercial, fifth-generation wireless networks.

March 12, 2021

Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, said March 11 he does not intend to cut the Army’s end strength this year, despite the expectation of greater pressure on the defense budget.

March 11, 2021

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has announced a new "governance structure" by which she will manage and oversee the Pentagon's ongoing reviews and implement guidance from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, according to a new memo.

March 11, 2021

Northrop Grumman is building a prototype of the Sky Viper, a 20 mm chain gun that could potentially be used by the Army on its Future Vertical Lift aircraft, company officials told reporters yesterday.

March 10, 2021

Armored units would be essential to the military if there were a war against China, according to the director of the Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team.

March 10, 2021

A group of House Armed Services Committee members will develop legislative proposals in the coming months to address critical foreign dependencies in the U.S. defense supply chain.

March 9, 2021

The Defense Department through the Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Office is asking industry for solutions on a new prototype open systems architecture project focused on High-Level Data Fusion, according to a recent notice.

March 9, 2021

The Defense Department has begun work on a Guam Defense System -- following high-profile advocacy over the last year by the top U.S. military commander in the Asia-Pacific region -- and directing the Missile Defense Agency to start designing the first operational Aegis Ashore system on U.S. territory.

March 9, 2021

Lawmakers are preparing to wrestle with a new request from the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific, who is seeking to boost a special fund to counter China by billions of dollars, though it could likely mean cutting other priorities.

March 5, 2021

The Army's tactical wheeled vehicles fleet is unlikely to get the funding it needs to meet acquisition objectives in the next budget, the service's program executive officer for combat support and combat service support said March 4.

March 5, 2021

China is on track to overtake the United States as the most powerful military in the Pacific within the decade -- potentially as soon as 2026 -- with the wherewithal sooner than previously expected to establish permanent, regional primacy, the top U.S. military official in the Asia-Pacific region warned March 4.

March 4, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a department-wide memo, pledged today the Pentagon would modernize the military "at a speed and scale that matches a dynamic threat landscape," while also divesting "legacy systems and programs that no longer meet our security needs."

March 4, 2021

The Defense Department's weapons contracts include exhaustive requirements ensuring systems can withstand vibration, resist dust and sand and don't have sharp edges that could cut personnel, but most still fail to include detailed cybersecurity specifications, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.

March 4, 2021

Colin Kahl, nominated to be under secretary of defense for policy, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today he believes that, if confirmed, he will be able to perform in a nonpartisan manner, despite concerns some Republicans have about his past tweets and policy positions.

March 4, 2021

PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ -- An autoloader for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery simulated a three-round burst at a rate of eight rounds per minute during a Feb. 26 demonstration here.

March 4, 2021

PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ -- The Army held a demonstration of FIRESTORM, an artificial intelligence software that is designed to accelerate battlefield decision-making, during a Feb. 26 visit to Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, by the Army's vice chief of staff and other general officers.

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