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Jason Sherman July 24, 2024

Pentagon efforts to rapidly field a 360-degree, air-and-missile defense system to Guam are hampered by an "apparent lack of progress . . . to effectively integrate" nearly two-dozen components that comprise a hybrid architecture of new and existing technologies, according to lawmakers who want a more nimble acquisition effort for the project.

Dan Schere July 24, 2024

A demonstration conducted by the Pentagon's Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office that focused on defeating large swarms of up to 50 drones was challenging but necessary in order to keep pace with global threats, officials from the office and the Army said this week.

Shelley K. Mesch July 24, 2024

While still waiting to finalize the contract for the E-7A Wedgetail, the Air Force and Boeing have agreed on an "affordable price" for the warning and control contract, service officials said this week.

Nick Wilson July 24, 2024

General Dynamics' shipbuilding businesses have experienced improved hiring and reduced attrition over the past year, company executives reported today, saying they are beginning to see momentum build as their shipyards work to meet the Navy's production and maintenance demands.

Jason Sherman July 23, 2024

Congress, which in a fit of emotion nearly a decade ago terminated the U.S. military's main dirigible project that looked deep over the horizon to detect cruise missiles, is once again interested in the potential of airships and aerostats to help defend against not only cruise missiles but also ballistic and hypersonic threats as well as drones.

Shelley K. Mesch July 23, 2024

While it's creating a new acquisition strategy for the Sentinel nuclear missile program, the Air Force will be reassessing how the program can meet the requirements set by U.S. nuclear policy for the ground leg of the triad, the service under secretary said today.

Air Force, Boeing reach 'affordable cost agreement' on E-7A Wedgetail

While still waiting to finalize the contract for the E-7A Wedgetail, the Air Force and Boeing have agreed on an "affordable price" for the warning and control contract, service officials said this week.

Holsey tapped to lead SOUTHCOM, Reed to lead TRANSCOM

Vice Adm. Alvin Holsey has been nominated by President Biden to be promoted to admiral and become the next chief of U.S. Southern Command, according to a Pentagon announcement.

Air Force, Boeing reach 'affordable cost agreement' on E-7A Wedgetail

While still waiting to finalize the contract for the E-7A Wedgetail, the Air Force and Boeing have agreed on an "affordable price" for the warning and control contract, service officials said this week.