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Major Army Missile Competition Expected To Launch In Coming Weeks

Inside the Army, Sept. 22, 2014 -- The Army is expected to release a solicitation for the Joint Air-To-Ground Missile's engineering and manufacturing development phase within the next few weeks, according to an industry official with knowledge of the matter.

AFGSC Backs Huey Replacement Plan: UH-1N 'Doesn't Meet Requirements'

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The National Press Club has awarded its 2014 Newsletter Journalism Award to Inside the Army Associate Editor Jen Judson for her article that broke the news on the Army's plan to divest its Kiowa helicopters and instead use Apache helicopters that would be taken from the National Guard. Read the story and all of our award-winning coverage from prior years.

Rolls-Royce Working To Certify V-22 Engine Enhancements After Summer Flight Tests

DefenseAlert, Sept. 19, 2014 -- Rolls-Royce executives say they have completed ground and flight testing of a capability upgrade for the AE 1107C engine that powers the Marine Corps and Air Force tiltrotor V-22 Ospreys, but some work remains to update manuals and complete the Federal Aviation Administration's certification process.

ASB Eyes Actions Needed To Ready Army For A2/AD Environments In 2025

DefenseAlert, Sept. 19, 2014 -- An influential advisory panel is preparing "actionable" recommendations for Army leaders on steps necessary to improve the service's ability to operate in anti-access, area-denial environments as part of an Army-centric assessment of capabilities required to effectively support the National Security Strategy's Pacific pivot.

Kendall Rolls Out Better Buying Power 3.0 Focused On Greater Industry Involvement

DefenseAlert, Sept. 19, 2014 -- The latest installment of Better Buying Power -- the Pentagon's marquee acquisition improvement initiative -- aims to stimulate technological innovation by increasing the involvement of defense contractors in the weapons program requirements process.
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Hagel Considers Increasing OCO Budget Request As Global Contingencies Heat Up

DefenseAlert, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week acknowledged the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations budget is poised to expand in the coming months as the U.S. military is increasingly faced with new expenses related to combating violent extremism in Iraq and fighting Ebola in Africa.

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News on Better Buying Power 3.0, the UH-1N Huey helicopter and comprehensive coverage of this week's AFA conference.

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Defense Next 09/19/2014

Basing Options

The Air Force this week initiated an evaluation process to determine which base will host the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center -- a new organization that will consolidate all major command installation management . . .

09/18/2014

Triad Threats

The head of U.S. Strategic Command today outlined three threats to the nuclear triad: external ones like state and non-state actors wishing to acquire weapons of mass destruction, the systemic aging of the triad's components, . . .

09/17/2014

House Passes CR

House lawmakers late this afternoon approved a continuing resolution by a 319-108 vote that would fund the government through December. They also approved an amendment introduced by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) . . .

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