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February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is not requesting any money this year to build a new radar in the Pacific after the Pentagon encountered issues getting a nation to host the site, according to MDA’s director.

February 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting $6.8 billion in military construction for fiscal year 2021, a $9 billion reduction from the previous year.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy plans to purchase fewer battleforce ships in the next five years because that's what it can afford to buy with a flattening defense topline, according to a top service official.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy plans to retire four Littoral Combat Ships and one Dock Landing Ship early in fiscal year 2021 as the service seeks to keep up with the new National Defense Strategy.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is proposing a major reconfiguration of plans to protect the nation from North Korean ballistic missiles by starting a new Next Generation Interceptor program while simultaneously adding two "layers" beneath the current defense shield -- a new Terminal High Altitude Area Defense homeland defense capability to work in concert with the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget is projecting essentially flat annual budgets for the Pentagon over the next five years, well below the 3%-5% growth above inflation Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the military will need every year to reorient itself toward China and Russia.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' new Amphibious Combat Vehicle showed lower reliability growth than anticipated, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today the Pentagon, on the heels of several spending increases granted by Congress, must "brace" itself for a stagnant budget, though he wants to get on track to 3%-5% annual growth in the coming years.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is crafting a legislative proposal to submit to Congress by Feb. 20 that lays out possible authorities and policy changes to support its next steps in standing up the new service.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

As the Marine Corps works to keep up with a new National Defense Strategy, its top officer is advocating for sweeping force design changes meant to help the service prepare for 2030.

February 05, 2020 | Daily News

An internal review has found $5.7 billion in fiscal year 2021 budget cuts the Pentagon wants to reinvest in emerging technologies like hypersonics, space, missile defense and artificial intelligence, according to a report slated to be delivered to Congress.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's chief weapons testers say both they and the Navy have assessed a new unmanned aircraft as "not operationally effective, not operationally suitable, and not cyber survivable," and have revealed the service created a "Tiger Team" to fix those issues.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy will not fix all of the technical issues plaguing the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter in time for the initial operational test and evaluation stage of the program.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon weapons evaluators in their latest annual report criticized the Navy's testing of an unmanned undersea vehicle designed for mine countermeasures, saying the environment was too comparable to the conditions the vessels' original creators used when developing classification algorithms.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

Huntington Ingalls Industries said today it has agreed to acquire Hydroid, which provides advanced marine robotics to the defense and maritime markets, in a $350 million deal.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

Poor performance last year led the Navy to cancel fielding and testing plans for its part of a joint family of systems intended to let the services share intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, according to a new report.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force has tallied a $2.6 billion tab for its Enhanced Polar System-Recapitalization program, an extremely high frequency satellite system that when combined with an associated ground component is designed to provide naval forces operating in north polar regions -- such as nuclear-armed submarines -- secure, anti-jam communications that are difficult for an adversary to detect.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy discovered issues with the combat systems for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) that inhibit its self-defense ability, according to a new report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

An air-launched, anti-ship missile being purchased by the Navy and Air Force experienced "hardware reliability failures" last year during testing on a strike fighter, according to a new report published Thursday by Pentagon weapon testers.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top weapons tester has labeled the F-35 joint program office's Block 4 modernization schedule as "high risk" due to inefficiencies in testing and software releases as well as a backlog of 13 Category 1 deficiencies that he says must be addressed before the program integrates significant new capability.

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