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MDA, Air Force 'Very Close' To Wrapping Up SBIRS AOA

DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- The Air Force and Missile Defense Agency are "very close" to wrapping up an analysis of alternatives for a follow-on to the Space-Based Infrared System constellation, and officials expect that the next-generation solution will need to meet a range of needs from multiple organizations.

Kendall Previews Emerging Tech Talks Set For FY-17 Senior Leadership Conference

DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- Thursday's planned senior leadership conference run by Defense Secretary Ash Carter will be aimed at getting the Pentagon's arms around budgetary challenges ahead in fiscal year 2017, specifically with regard to new investments in innovative technologies, according to Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's acquisition chief.

Lockheed Divestiture Adds Fuel To Changes In Services Market

DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- Lockheed Martin's announcement last week that it plans to sell or spin off services work worth about $6 billion is likely to boost the reshaping already underway in the market, executives and analysts say.

Navy Secretary Plans To Release Directed-Energy Roadmap This Fall

DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will release a roadmap later this year to guide the service's acquisition and fielding of directed-energy weapons, as he eyes establishing a program of record for such platforms in fiscal year 2018.

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Navy Plans To Kickoff MQ-4C Triton Operational Assessment In August

Inside the Navy, July 27, 2015 -- The Navy is on track to start an operational assessment for the MQ-4C Triton program next month where the system will demonstrate tactics and procedures, according to a service official.

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