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2nd Cavalry Regiment employs CMIC vehicles as air defense assets

Courtney McBride | July 24, 2017

A rudimentary system to help operational units defeat unmanned aircraft systems is neither "omniscient" nor "universally able," but helps to protect critical infrastructure, according to the commander of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

Army to test leader-follower capabilities with United Kingdom

Connie Lee | July 24, 2017

The Army plans to demonstrate multiple leader-follower capabilities in October as part of a collaborative project with the United Kingdom, according to project managers at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

House defense policy leaders divided on small aircraft carrier need

Lee Hudson | July 24, 2017

House Armed Services Committee leaders are divided on whether the Navy should begin designing a small aircraft carrier as a way to grow the fleet to 355 ships.

DOD tallies Columbia-class submarine acquisition tab at $260 billion

Jason Sherman | July 21, 2017

The Defense Department has submitted an initial Selected Acquisition Report for the Ohio-replacement submarine program, detailing in a 45-page document cost and schedule targets for the Navy's top modernization project -- a $260 billion effort to develop, field and operate a new ballistic missile submarine fleet through 2080.

White House directs DOD to run government-wide defense industrial base review

Tony Bertuca | July 21, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials.

The Defense Department has experienced nearly $100 billion in cost growth over 80 major weapon systems and provided Congress with details on several programs that saw significant increases, according to DOD's annual selected acquisition reports.

The Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office are working to develop a new service cost position and revised acquisition program baseline for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to incorporate a revised strategy and an influx of funds from Congress to replace the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.

Industry will have to relinquish some of its hold on intellectual property to play a part in the Army's efforts to modernize and improve its network, according to the military deputy to the service's acquisition executive.

Lockheed preps options as Senate urges new look at unmanned U-2

A Lockheed Martin spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force this week the company will have options ready for Congress and the Air Force if Senate language telling the service to explore the idea of an unmanned U-2 is approved in the final fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.

Senate appropriators will not boost base defense topline

Pitting it squarely against its House counterpart, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee is crafting a spending bill that adheres to the funding limits set by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Experts disagree on ideal capabilities for new frigate

Experts say the capabilities of the Navy's new Guided Missile Frigate will be shaped by the service's budget and willingness to take on risk.

White House directs Pentagon to run government-wide defense industrial base review

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials.

DOD requests $36.1 million to revamp AOC upgrade effort, but faces questions in the Senate

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

2nd Cavalry Regiment employs CMIC vehicles as air defense assets

A rudimentary system to help operational units defeat unmanned aircraft systems is neither "omniscient" nor "universally able," but helps to protect critical infrastructure, according to the commander of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.