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MDA Scraps Planned Aegis BMD Test, Folds Objective Into Upcoming 'Major' Assessment

DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- The Missile Defense Agency has scrapped plans to conduct a major operational test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System originally scheduled for last fall and will instead fold the objective of that now-cancelled event into a "major test" of the system slated for later this year.

Defense Contractors Ready For Budget Release, Praise Return To Predictability

DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- Defense contracting executives said this week that they view the spending bill passed in December as well as next week's planned budget release as positive steps -- but cautioned that there remains uncertainty around the debt ceiling and sequestration.

Ingalls, NASSCO Will Compete For Single Contract For New Amphibs, Oiler (Updated)

DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics NASSCO will compete for a single Navy contract that bundles work on the next-generation amphibious warship, the new big-deck amphibious assault ship and the first six replacement oilers, a service official confirmed to Inside the Navy.

Lockheed Martin: Pending 3DELRR Litigation Could Delay Source-Selection Process

DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- The Air Force has agreed to voluntarily delay its process for reconsidering bids submitted for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program, according to a Jan. 29 U.S. Federal Claims Court filing.
DOCUMENT: Lockheed's 3DELRR Motion To Intervene

Aviation Restructure Initiative In Flux As New FY-16 Details Emerge

DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- As details emerge regarding the Defense Department's expected fiscal year 2016 budget request, which is set to be $35 billion above sequestration-mandated spending caps, industry sources are discussing potential impacts to the Army's aviation restructure initiative, specifically pointing out that the service might reverse course on planned cuts to its combat aviation brigades.

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Unmanned Systems Alert

Gen. Welsh: Sequester Could Severely Reduce ISR Fleet

DefenseAlert, Jan. 28, 2015 -- A second round of sequestration in fiscal year 2016 could mean significant cuts to the Air Force's manned and unmanned intelligence assets, the service's chief told Congress Jan. 28.
DOCUMENT: Senate Hearing On The Budget Control Act

Unmanned Systems Alert