DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- The Air Force -- which ended Small Diameter Bomb I procurement in 2011, slashing the original acquisition objective in half -- is now asking Boeing to about-face and effectively revert to full-rate production of the precision munition in fiscal year 2016, a reversal of fortune that springs from the current air campaign in Syria and Iraq against ISIL.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) wants defense authorizers to take a close look at the Goldwater-Nichols Act over the next two years to examine whether it is achieving its goals.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- The first phase of a wide-ranging analysis of the Air Force's process for certifying new entrants to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle market found that the current process lacks clarity in the purpose of the review and may be too broad in its scope than is necessary for the initial certification of a new launch vehicle.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- After high-level meetings between Danish and U.S. officials, the Air Force has agreed to conduct a new competition for maintenance at Thule Air Base in Greenland, potentially upending a multimillion-dollar deal that sparked outrage when it was awarded to Vectrus last year.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- The lead manufacturer of the Army's Joint Tactical Radio System's handheld Rifleman radio did not bid in the competition for the radio's full-rate production contract, according to a company statement to InsideDefense.com.
DefenseAlert, March 25, 2015 -- An influential senator is concerned about the current requirements the Navy has proposed for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike platform -- its first unmanned combat aircraft program -- and requests the service extend the use of another remotely piloted system, according to a recent letter.
DOCUMENT: Sen. McCain's Letter To DOD On UCLASS
Inside the Air Force, March 27, 2015 -- The Air Force has dusted off industry proposals from the Common Vertical Lift Support Platform program that was terminated in 2013 as it explores options to replace the UH-1N Huey instead of automatically going with the recommended plan to use restored Army UH-60 Black Hawks.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday criticized current budget blueprints advanced by GOP lawmakers that seek to protect defense spending from sequestration by injecting billions of dollars into the Defense Department's overseas contingency operations account, which is exempt from legally mandated spending caps.
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