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Justin Doubleday October 23, 2020

Ligado Networks is developing safeguards required to ensure its proposed network won't interfere with the Global Positioning System and other operations, but federal agencies are refusing to work with the company, Ligado told the Federal Communications Commission today.

Jason Sherman October 23, 2020

Oshkosh Defense and the Army have agreed to design changes for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 variant that aim to resolve problems that surfaced during reliability evaluations in May, with the contractor set next month to begin "shakedown" testing in an effort to resume reliability testing in 2021.

Jaspreet Gill October 23, 2020

The Army earlier this month wrapped up Network Modernization 2020, or NetModX 20, an annual science and technology field experiment. This year's experiment focused on mission command resiliency and command post survivability with ongoing research and development projects, according to those leading the experiment.

Courtney Albon October 23, 2020

The Space and Missile Systems Center plans to leverage existing Air Force cloud services and integration efforts as it works to establish a cloud-based ecosystem to enable greater use of digital and model-based systems engineering -- a plan it expects will allow the Space Force to move more quickly toward greater adoption of digital engineering practices and increase commonality and collaboration between the two services.

Sara Sirota October 23, 2020

Brig. Gen. Heath Collins is taking on his new position as the Air Force's program executive officer for weapons by launching initiatives like the Global Precision Attack Weapon to promote the use of digital engineering and open architecture principles in legacy and future munitions.

Justin Doubleday October 23, 2020

The Pentagon has faced confusion, pushback and controversy over its latest spectrum proposals, forcing the Defense Department to issue a denial about plans to nationalize fifth-generation wireless networks and muddying DOD's role in U.S. 5G initiatives.

AM General CEO says he sees opportunity for humvee-maker to expand its business approaches

The chief executive of AM General, which was recently sold, said the company is focused on expanding not only its product line, but also the ways it does business.

Zumwalt launches first missile, Navy says

The Navy successfully launched a missile for the first time last week from a Zumwalt-class destroyer, the service announced Monday.

Army wraps up months-long experiment focused on command post survivability

The Army earlier this month wrapped up Network Modernization 2020, or NetModX 20, an annual science and technology field experiment. This year's experiment focused on mission command resiliency and command post survivability with ongoing research and development projects, according to those leading the experiment.

Dominance of 'nontraditional' players in DOD's prototype pipeline raises questions about next-gen weapons

The Pentagon says the vast majority of its "other transaction agreements" -- contracts typically used to sidestep regular acquisition regulations to quickly build prototype weapon systems -- have gone to companies it considers "nontraditional" defense contractors.

FLIR looking to get in on OMFV competition

FLIR Systems executives on a media call today said the company has technology that would be applicable to the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program and is interested in potentially joining in on a vehicle in the future.

Smith sees 'big fight coming,' but bets on flat defense spending if Dems win November trifecta

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he remains "unconvinced" by the liberal wing of his party pushing for major cuts to the Pentagon, but stressed he is open to the debate if Democrats win unified control of the federal government.