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Jason Sherman | April 24, 2018

The Defense Department plans to launch a competition next week for a $1 billion radar project to develop and field a new radar site in Hawaii as part of a strategy to increase the effectiveness of the Ground Based Midcourse defense segment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System against long-range North Korean rockets.

Jason Sherman | April 24, 2018

Michael Griffin, the Pentagon's new weapons-technology chief, has commissioned a project to develop by early July a portfolio of strategies to advance research and engineering work on 10 technology domains, a move that could signal a potential recalibration of U.S. military modernization spending in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2020 budget proposal.

Rachel Karas | April 24, 2018

Air Force Special Operations Command is fleshing out requirements for a next-generation, manned aircraft to fly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as the U-28 is phased out.

Jason Sherman | April 24, 2018

The Pentagon's weapons-technology boss has commissioned a new study that aims to head off "strategic surprise" in the coming decade by directing an influential advisory panel to examine U.S. military potential blind spots, weighing information about prospective adversaries' technological capabilities and operational concepts that could lead to "regrets in 2028."

Tony Bertuca | April 24, 2018

The Pentagon is not planning for another significant funding boost in fiscal year 2020 and is exploring ways to make budgetary "headroom" to support a host of new modernization investments being drawn up by a new innovation team, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

Courtney McBride | April 24, 2018

The U.S. Army Reserve is employing a "new organizing construct" focused on "capability, combat readiness and lethality" rather than its prior emphasis on "life-saving, life-sustaining force," according to its chief.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) has drafted reform legislation that would eliminate a host of Pentagon agencies and migrate the functions and facilities of the Defense Information Systems Agency to U.S. Cyber Command.

The EC-130H recapitalization program faces delays as Congress awaits the Pentagon's assurance that the Air Force properly chose the next Compass Call aircraft, the service's military deputy for acquisition told Inside the Air Force this week.

SECNAV wants to discuss with Marinette how its LCS price can become more competitive

The Navy secretary wants to sit down with executives from Marinette Marine, one of the two shipyards that manufactures the Littoral Combat Ship, to discuss how its prices can become more competitive.

Shanahan: Pentagon seeking 'headroom' for FY-20 modernization strategy

The Pentagon is not planning for another significant funding boost in fiscal year 2020 and is exploring ways to make budgetary "headroom" to support a host of new modernization investments being drawn up by a new innovation team, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

SECNAV wants to discuss with Marinette how its LCS price can become more competitive

The Navy secretary wants to sit down with executives from Marinette Marine, one of the two shipyards that manufactures the Littoral Combat Ship, to discuss how its prices can become more competitive.

Trump warns Russia to 'get ready' for U.S. airstrike in Syria

President Trump in an April 11 tweet warned Russia to “get ready” for a U.S. airstrike in Syria aimed at the Assad regime. 

Competition for new $1 billion Hawaii radar set to launch, potential for three winners

The Defense Department plans to launch a competition next week for a $1 billion radar project to develop and field a new radar site in Hawaii as part of a strategy to increase the effectiveness of the Ground Based Midcourse defense segment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System against long-range North Korean rockets.

Marines will host industry day in June to develop MUX requirements

The Marine Corps plans to host an industry day on June 6 and 7 to help develop requirements for an unmanned aerial system that can operate from an amphibious assault ship, according to a senior official.