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January 23, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly expects the service to unveil its integrated force structure assessment "sometime this spring."

January 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is expected to finalize next month a major new analysis of its future surface combatant fleet that recommends how many medium- and large-displacement unmanned surface vehicles to fold into fighting formations with destroyers, cruisers, Littoral Combat Ships and frigates.

January 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy needs to send clear signals to the hypersonics industrial base in anticipation of the coming transition from developing prototypes to producing the weapon systems at scale, according to the service's acting chief civilian.

January 22, 2020 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office announced this week it will release the first hardware for its new fleet diagnostics and health management system later this calendar year and expects the capability to be fully operational by December 2022.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

Navy officials are wrestling with increased pressure to achieve a 355-ship fleet while facing a flattening defense topline.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

Army and Navy leaders took the Pentagon's internal spending debate public last week as they discussed a variety of stresses on their respective budgets, following new orders from Defense Secretary Mark Esper mandating aggressive "clean sheet" reviews for next year.

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy's top advocate for surface forces said the DDG-1000 -- a low signature destroyer capable of independent, open-ocean patrols whose role in the fleet the service is still defining -- should be armed with long-range hypersonic weapons to "put the fear of God in our adversaries."

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department owes lawmakers a report next year on how to integrate Navy and Army space capabilities into the new Space Force, but the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the department needs to move faster.

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is close to reaching a decision on whether or not it will alter course and employ a single-phased delivery approach for the second Ford-class aircraft carrier.

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy plans to work with the Army and Air Force to expand the use of its developmental common system for controlling various unmanned vehicles, according to an officer overseeing the effort.

January 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy says it's confident the service can finish all 11 of the troubled weapons elevators for the lead ship in the Ford aircraft carrier class by the time the vessel completes its current testing phase.

January 16, 2020 | Daily News

The differences in cost estimates between the Navy and government analysts for a new multimission auxiliary vessel were caused by excessive requirements, according to a Navy officer overseeing the ship's development.

January 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon will hear a briefing Friday on Lockheed Martin's proposal for a five-year, fixed-price performance-based logistics sustainment contract for the F-35 -- a deal that could set the stage for a future multiyear sustainment deal.

January 16, 2020 | Daily News

Navy officers this week expressed confidence the service can adapt to new legislation that prevents it from including a vertical launching system on a major unmanned surface vessel concept design.

January 15, 2020 | Daily News

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger today forecasted changes to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force as a result of the service’s ongoing force design effort.

January 15, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office has noticed the Defense Department's increased emphasis on accelerating its notoriously slow acquisition system, but the watchdog agency is concerned weapon system reliability might be sacrificed at the expense of speed.

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy's forthcoming integrated force structure assessment will not include unmanned vessels in the battleforce ship count.

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

F-35 Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Eric Fick has recommended a new acquisition program baseline for the Joint Strike Fighter following a testing delay that will push a full-rate production decision to late 2020.

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is armed with nearly $400 million in fiscal year 2020 for its fledgling counter hypersonics program, including $25 million to support the immediate launch of a new weapon system project to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles.

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord provided new details today on the U.S. effort to field counter-drone technology, saying the military is working with foreign allies to test and evaluate a variety of potential systems.

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