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Lockheed: F-35, Aegis combat system link will be tested at sea in 2018

Justin Doubleday | March 27, 2017

The Navy will continue experimenting with its nascent distributed battle network by pairing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with the Aegis combat system at sea in the summer of 2018, according to a Lockheed Martin official.

Waldhauser: AFRICOM has 'significant' concerns about Chinese base in Djibouti

Jordana Mishory | March 27, 2017

U.S. Africa Command has “very significant operational concerns” about the Chinese opening up a military base several miles from the U.S. military's Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, according to the command's chief.

Army to use Autonomous Ground Resupply program for Leader Follower

Connie Lee | March 27, 2017

As the Army works to improve its autonomous capabilities, the service intends to base development of the Leader Follower system capability on the Autonomous Ground Resupply program, according to Bryan McVeigh, project manager for force projection.

Bell-Boeing grants DOD another extension to find money for two must-fund V-22s

Jason Sherman | March 24, 2017

The Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office, prime contractor for the V-22 Osprey, has again granted the Navy more time to figure out how to come up with funds to buy aircraft the government is contractually obligated to purchase in fiscal year 2017 -- or risk abrogating a $6.5 billion multiyear deal that originally promised $850 million worth of savings.

GAO finds continuing schedule risk for KC-46A, declining program cost estimate

Jason Sherman | March 24, 2017

The Air Force's KC-46A aerial refueling tanker, a developmental program buffeted by repeated schedule delays and cost growth for prime contractor Boeing, continues to face risk of meeting the current delivery schedule, according to a new report by congressional auditors.

Modernization projected to continue as 'bill payer' for Army

Courtney McBride | March 24, 2017

So long as budget constraints persist, modernization of the Army’s aging platforms will continue taking a back seat to other service priorities, several senior leaders concede.

Defense Business Alert

Engility names defense group chief

Engility said today it has named Scott Whatmough senior vice president of the company's defense group.

Defense Budget Alert

HASC ranking member anticipates challenges in passing Trump's proposed budget

House Armed Services Committee ranking member Adam Smith (D-WA) has joined the growing chorus saying the Trump administration will run into trouble with securing its proposed budget.