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Courtney Albon May 7, 2021

The Air Force will try again this year for congressional approval to divest a portion of its RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet, service leaders told lawmakers today.

Jason Sherman May 7, 2021

The Air Force last fall reported a Nunn-McCurdy breach in its project to replace the MK21 fuze on the Minuteman III -- which has long-exceeded its originally envisioned 10-year service life -- cost growth caused by a defective part that is requiring the redesign of several components in the Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Fuze Modernization program.

Aidan Quigley May 6, 2021

House lawmakers today called on the Navy to provide an in-depth, shorter-term plan for its shipyard improvement work.

Ethan Sterenfeld May 6, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army remains on track to field four Directed Energy Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense systems in fiscal year 2022, officials said during an April 29 visit by the vice chief of staff of the Army to the prime contractor for the system.

Tony Bertuca May 6, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he believes the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with present the Pentagon with "opportunities" to redirect spending to higher priorities.

Aidan Quigley May 6, 2021

General Dynamics Land Systems is aiming to build on its technology demonstration prototype as it bids to develop and build the Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle.

Noblis says McKean acquisition was driven by ubiquity of new technologies

The chief executive of Noblis said the company searched for more than two years, reviewing about 200 companies, before acquiring McKean Defense in a bid to grow its defense work.

Army leveraging commercial satellites, data fabrics for new network capability set

Army leaders in charge of modernizing the tactical network are leveraging commercial technologies, such as communications satellites and federated data fabrics and are working toward network convergence while developing the service's next capability set.

GAO finds price tags for Pentagon's biggest programs swelled 52% since initiation

The Government Accountability Office has found the Pentagon's major acquisition programs have accumulated $615 billion in total cost growth since they began, a 52% increase, with about 60% of that growth being unrelated to increases in quantities purchased.

Air Force's FY-22 budget request will once again call for Global Hawk Block 30 divestiture

The Air Force will try again this year for congressional approval to divest a portion of its RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet, service leaders told lawmakers today.

Austin sees budget 'opportunities' post-Afghanistan exit

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he believes the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with present the Pentagon with "opportunities" to redirect spending to higher priorities.