Inside the Army, Dec. 9, 2013. The Army has canceled a $98 million electronic warfare contract with Sotera Defense Solutions and handed the award instead to Raytheon after a protest revealed a better value for the service, according to an Army official.
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DefenseAlert, Dec. 9, 2013 -- The chairmen of the House and Senate defense authorization committees today announced an agreement to pass a fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill before lawmakers adjourn for the year.
DOCUMENT: Fact Sheet On FY-14 Defense Policy Conference Bill
DefenseAlert, Dec. 9, 2013 -- NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MD -- As the Defense Department evaluates which programs to fund in its upcoming fiscal year 2015 budget request, the Navy is "preserving options" for the future procurement of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, according to a Navy official.
A proposed restructure of the Army's aviation fleets, shaped to deal with a dismal fiscal outlook and inevitable force reductions, includes the divestiture of the entire OH-58 Kiowa Warrior fleet and a plan to use AH-64 Apache helicopters -- mostly taken from the National Guard -- to meet its armed aerial scout mission, according to Army officials.
Inside the Navy, Dec. 9, 2013 -- The Navy is re-evaluating proposals and performing a new cost/technical tradeoff analysis for the Next-Generation Jammer competition, following a Government Accountability Office recommendation to do so, the service said last week.
Inside the Army, Dec. 3, 2013 -- The industrial capabilities to produce the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system are considered "high risk," according to a Defense Contract Management Agency Industrial Analysis Center assessment, but the Army's UAS project office has found alternative solutions to mitigate that risk.DefenseAlert: Daily News
- Air Force Discontinues CHIRP Mission, Cites Budget Constraints
- F-35 Concurrency Costs Trending Down; PEO Expects Funding For Mods
- T-X Competition Now Includes Boeing-Saab Team
- Carter Gives JIEDDO Flexibility To Craft Broader Mission Beyond IEDs
- Hagel Invests Fox With 'All-Inclusive Authority' To Act In His Stead
- Fact Sheet On FY-14 Defense Policy Conference Bill
- Army Presentations To Industry On Electronic Warfare
- Navy's Depot Maintenance Strategic Plan
- Rep. Hunter's Correspondence With The Army On Red Disk
- Navy's Draft SOW For Manned And Unmanned Experimental Platforms For Future Tactical Systems
- DOD Joint Doctrine On Urban Operations
DefenseAlert, Dec. 3, 2013 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert is not confident that Congress will avert future rounds of across-the-board budget cuts hitting the Navy, the Pentagon and the government as a whole.
News on an Army electronic warfare contract award, NEI and JTRS, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and more.
The Army Science Board next month will review the results of a study on "Creating An Innovative Culture In The Army," according to a notice posted in this morning's Federal Register. The "Winter Plenary Meeting" will . . .12/06/2013
A Pentagon expert on Afghanistan will be among those testifying at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing next week on U.S. operations in that Central Asian country in the coming year. Michael Dumont, deputy assistant secretary . . .12/05/2013
Seventeen teams have qualified for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge Trials, according to a recent DARPA statement. The event will take place Dec. 20 and 21 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL, . . .