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July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is changing course on how it will recapitalize the surge sealift fleet, now focusing on buying used vessels and pressing lawmakers to decouple procurement authorities from requirements for new ship construction.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor suffered a previously unreported fault during a key flight test in December 2018, a glitch serious enough to give senior Pentagon leaders pause about pivoting from development to production despite the fact the weapon intercepted its intended target, a congressional audit revealed.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The chief executive of Northrop Grumman said today she chose not to sign recent letters sent to Capitol Hill urging funding for coronavirus relief because her company has seen a reduced impact and she wants to focus on continuing to limit the damage.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

Several defense contractors this week said sales rose during the most recent quarter, despite the ongoing pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is seeking white papers from industry sources capable of producing, testing and delivering a long-range, air-delivered maritime mine, according to a new Navy notice.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is lobbying senior Defense Department leaders to include a new project in the fiscal year 2022 budget currently being developed to establish a vast new test and training complex to support large-scale experimentation of advanced warfighting concepts.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

General Dynamics reported a $40 million charge in a program at its information technology business in its most recent quarter because the company is unable to get its employees to the European worksite, according to its chief executive.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps yesterday announced it plans to modify two MQ-9 Reapers with a Raytheon-produced situational awareness tool as a means to ensure operations are similar to the Air Force-procured drones being used to train its pilots.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

Senate Republicans have released their proposal for a fourth round of COVID-19 legislation that includes $11 billion for defense contractor reimbursements, as well as billions more for the Defense Department to purchase new weapon systems.

July 22, 2020 | Daily News

As part of its effort to transition to a new logistics information framework, the Operational Data Integrated Network, the F-35 joint program office plans to begin installing hardware this September that can run software from both the legacy and the new systems until ODIN is fully deployed.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, wants an Aegis Ashore missile defense system on Guam by 2026 to defend the U.S. territory against advancing ballistic and cruise missile threats, arguing the combination of land- and sea-based missile defenses currently deployed there are limited to protecting one side of the island only and insufficient to provide 360-degree defense from China's ships and aircraft.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

The new chief executive of Lockheed Martin said today the company is preparing for a potential defense budget upturn as well as a downturn.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office denied a series of bid protest allegations Perspecta levied against a $7.7 billion Navy contract award after concluding the company failed to substantiate the substance and impact of its accusations.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

The House voted 241-173 today against an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would have removed an existing law requiring the Pentagon to send Congress an annual list of unfunded priorities.

July 20, 2020 | Daily News

As the Air Force looks to ramp up production of anti-ship missiles, House appropriators argue proposed buys in fiscal year 2021 are premature and suggest zeroing out funding, while Senate authorizers recommend accelerating purchases to meet growing needs in the Indo-Pacific region.

July 17, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers are recommending a $20 million addition to the Navy's fiscal year 2021 shipbuilding account in an effort to head off cost growth in the service's $12.9 billion, T-AO-205 John Lewis Fleet Oiler Class program.

July 17, 2020 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee is encouraging the Navy to begin laying the groundwork for a block buy of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers beginning in fiscal year 2023, a follow-on to the current multiyear procurement contract that ends in FY-22 in order to extend purchases of Flight III DDG-51 variants until the still-to-be-defined replacement called the Large Surface Combat is ready for production.

July 16, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers are looking to add $50 million to the fiscal year 2021 defense budget to further development of a prototype "micro" nuclear reactor capable of generating up to 10 megawatts of electricity, a potential capability that could give the U.S. military -- one of the largest energy consumers in the world -- a revolutionary new way to power installations and possible more.

July 16, 2020 | Daily News

The joint all-domain command and control effort led by the Air Force will need to bridge legacy systems with new systems, but it will come at a cost, according to Army Under Secretary James McPherson.

July 16, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today she plans to reveal several initiatives in the coming months that would help "re-shore" the U.S. microelectronics supply chain and "open the envelope" on weapon system exports to foreign countries.

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