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March 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is proposing a $700 million, six-year project to define a second life extension of the Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile to keep the 27-year old strategic weapon system in service for the life of the new Columbia-class submarine fleet through 2083, potentially stretching the life of the Trident across a century.

March 06, 2020 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO -- The Marine Corps' new force design initiative is not tied up with the current hold on the Navy's Integrated Naval Force Structure Assessment, according to the commandant.

March 06, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Special Operations Command has sent Congress a nearly $1 billion "unfunded priorities" list, which includes aircraft, precision munitions and communications systems mostly to support operations in the Middle East and Africa, according to "for official use only" documents obtained by Inside Defense.

March 06, 2020 | Daily News

In 2017, the Defense Innovation Unit began working with several start-up companies to develop tools to automatically find and fix software vulnerabilities in the U.S. military's highly advanced weapon systems.

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told lawmakers this week the Army taking the lead on the Close Combat Lethality Task Force is a "big win" and the service plans to work closely with the Marines.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is pursuing a ship-based interceptor as the "first instantiation" of the Regional Glide Phase Weapon System for defending against hypersonic threats, according to the agency's top official.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition executive has formed a "war room" to assess industry's ability to support production of hypersonic boost-glide vehicles and cruise missiles as well as inform potential targeted government investments in manufacturing tools to support affordable delivery of these ultrafast weapons.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy's marquee surface combatant force -- the aircraft carrier strike group -- is equipped today with technologies capable of defeating adversary maneuvering hypersonic weapons, a top admiral told Congress, suggesting the sea service has stitched together a shield to defend against a new class of ultra-fast weapons widely viewed as invincible.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

A key senator this morning called Defense Secretary Mark Esper's decision to withhold from Congress the Navy's newest shipbuilding plan "unacceptable" and promised to publicly hold the Pentagon's top official accountable at a Senate hearing later today.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO -- The Naval Air Systems Command chief said yesterday the service cannot afford to take as long to develop its sixth-generation fighter aircraft as it did the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers today pressed the chief of the National Nuclear Security Administration on the proposal to increase NNSA's funding by $3 billion in fiscal year 2021 when the agency already has $8 billion in unspent funds from previous years.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO -- The Navy's top officer said yesterday he disagrees with the defense secretary's opinion of the Navy's Optimized-Fleet Response Plan.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition executive has formed a "war room" to assess industry's ability to support production of hypersonic boost-glide vehicles and cruise missiles as well as inform potential targeted government investments in manufacturing tools to support affordable delivery of these ultrafast weapons.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO, CA -- The Navy is working with both the Marine Corps and Coast Guard on a joint maritime strategy the services expect to receive from staff this summer.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy today awarded a $21 million low-rate initial production contract modification to Textron Systems for three unmanned surface vehicles focused on mine countermeasures, two days after the service announced the program achieved its acquisition milestone C.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly today forecasted details of the service's forthcoming force structure assessment, despite a temporary hold on the document from Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is reviewing its bedrock policy governing how the U.S. military approaches autonomy in weapon systems, as defense officials say the directive may be outdated due to advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said today he plans to send Congress the service's long-term shipbuilding plan in a few months.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said today he has plans to "claw back" billions of defense dollars the Trump administration has slated for modernizing nuclear weapons and building a southern border wall.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) appeared to throw the Navy's top officer a curveball this week when the lawmaker raised the prospect of the Army taking responsibility for any land-based variant of the Aegis ballistic missile system the Pentagon might acquire to bolster homeland defense against North Korean threats.

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