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Key decisions due soon for next-gen Army helicopters

Courtney McBride | April 29, 2016
ATLANTA -- The Army’s plan to overhaul its aviation platforms is nearing a critical point, according to a program official.

F-35 program, DOT&E disagree on USRL requirements

Lee Hudson | April 29, 2016
The Joint Strike Fighter program office and the Pentagon's operational test community have different philosophies on what level of risk is acceptable for the fleet's mission data file loads.

THAAD test against IRBM target delayed possibly until 2018, five years into Guam deployment

Jason Sherman | April 28, 2016
The THAAD system deployed to Guam in 2013 to protect strategic U.S. military capabilities on the Pacific island has not been operationally tested against a main threat it is there to defeat, and MDA does not now plan such a test until 2017, possibly 2018.
RELATED: GAO: MDA scrubbed 40 percent of test plans since 2010

Defense Business Alert

Protest spotlight

GAO has sustained a protest filed by M7 Aerospace over a Navy contract for maintenance and logistics support services for the F-5 Adversary aircraft fleet.

Defense Budget Alert

McCain opposes OCO-to-base funding shifts; sets up likely conference issue with House

Less than a day after House authorizers approved their fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill, comments made by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) regarding his dissatisfaction with the increasingly common practice of using the Overseas Contingency Operations money to fund the Pentagon's base budget priorities indicate that the stage is set for a major conference issue with the House.