Monday, September 01, 2014
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ACV Concept Of Employment Briefed; ACV 1.1 Operational AOA Ongoing

Inside the Navy: September 1, 2014 -- The concept of employment for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 was briefed to Marine Corps leadership last week, while the service continues conducting an operational analysis of alternatives for the vehicle, according to a service official.

ISR Chief: Must Retire Legacy Aircraft, Invest In Survivable Capabilities

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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.

Army's Unified Quest Examines Megacity Conflicts Of The Deep Future

Inside the Army, Sep. 1, 2014 -- A military conflict in a city of 10 million or more is unlikely to be met with the same tactics that are common today, particularly large soldier formations, according to multiple Army leaders who recently concluded an examination of the "deep future" scenario late last month.

Defense Department Wants Precision-Guided, Medium-Caliber Round

DefenseAlert, Aug. 29, 2014 -- The Defense Department plans to develop a next-generation defensive gun system that would employ guided, medium-caliber munitions capable of altering their flight paths after being fired, giving close-range guns the accuracy of precision-strike weapons.

Air Force Approves Replacement Strategy For UH-1N Huey Helicopter

DefenseAlert, Aug. 29, 2014 -- The Air Force's vice chief of staff has approved a replacement strategy for the service's 40-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet that would involve replacing the outdated aircraft with retired Army UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters.

New DOT&E Analysis Finds Testing Not A Cause In Weapon Schedule Delays

DefenseAlert, Aug. 28, 2014 -- A new analysis by the Pentagon's top weapons tester aims to dismantle a perception that testing is a cause of weapon system cost growth and schedule delays, tracing the root cause of nearly every big-ticket weapons program since 2000 that has encountered programmatic trouble.

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DOD Spending An Average Of $7.5M Per Day On Iraq Operations

DefenseAlert, Aug. 29, 2014 -- The Defense Department is spending an average of $7.5 million per day on operations in Iraq since June 16, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.

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Defense Next 08/29/2014

F-35 Fix

Pratt & Whitney believes it is getting closer to solving a mechanical issue that caused an Air Force F-35A fighter jet to catch fire at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, in June. The mishap incident grounded . . .


Global Strike Zone

The Congressional Research Service this week completed an updated report on conventional prompt global strike weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, giving lawmaers a typical CRS-style rundown on various issues and posing possible questions for Congress . . .


RMS Solicitation

The Navy yesterday released a request for proposals launching a new compeition for the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV), a centerpiece of the service's $1.4 billion Remote Minehunting System program. A decision on who will build the . . .

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