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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 Marine Corps is aiming to field a trimmed-down version of a new land-based, unmanned aerial system in fiscal year 2023, according to a Navy officer overseeing the aircraft's development.

September 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is launching a second layer to its counter-hypersonic portfolio with a new project that aims to develop a sea-based interceptor to defeat threats in the terminal phase -- an envisioned last-line of defense for the Navy against a new class of ultra-fast glide vehicles and cruise missiles being developed by Russia and China -- with plans to vet proposals by December and award initial contracts in early 2021.

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 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is on track to wrap up the operational testing for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System on aircraft carriers this month.

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

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.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

Under the force structure suggested by a group of third-party analysts enlisted by the deputy defense secretary, the Navy would build a fleet consisting of nine aircraft carriers and more than 100 unmanned ships while projecting an effectively flat budget for the foreseeable future.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

Production for the CH-53K helicopter is progressing on schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic, prime contractor Sikorsky says.

September 24, 2020 | Daily News

Amentum said today it has agreed to acquire DynCorp International, which would create a $6 billion contractor.

September 24, 2020 | Daily News

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said Thursday he is concerned that funding constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic could slow the service's force redesign efforts.

September 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy this year is laying the foundational efforts to maintain its envisioned fleet of unmanned surface and undersea vessels by combining a multiple award contract for hardware components and a new prototype for integrating autonomy software, a Navy officer leading the efforts told Inside Defense.

September 23, 2020 | Daily News

A new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies finds the ratio of spending on procurement compared to research and development is on the decline, a discovery it notes could have "business-altering dynamics."

September 23, 2020 | Daily News

An influential Pentagon advisory board is recommending the United States be "more aggressive" with adversaries like China and Russia in non-military "Gray Zone" conflicts that require new capabilities, especially in the cyber realm.

September 23, 2020 | Daily News

The officer leading a prototype effort designed to incorporate new autonomy behaviors on unmanned vehicles says he envisions multiple opportunities for industry to get involved as integrators, testers and network providers.

September 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is examining top-level requirements for ground robotics programs, Maj. Gen. Kevin Iiams said Tuesday.

September 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy has spent $300 million in Defense Production Act funding over the past three months to strengthen its supply chains, according to the service's acquisition executive.

September 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system being eyed to bolster protection of Guam could potentially be armed for strike missions to offset China's current ballistic and cruise missile advantage against U.S. forces, according to the top U.S. military official in the region.

September 21, 2020 | Daily News

The House has filed a stopgap continuing resolution that would extend the period by which contractors can be reimbursed for remaining in a "ready state" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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