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Jason Sherman | October 19, 2018

Army leaders, refining the requirement for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, have prioritized four capabilities for a Bradley replacement: growth potential, the main gun, an advanced forward looking infrared sensor and active protection systems.

Ashley Tressel | October 19, 2018

The Army has completed a capability development document for assured positioning, navigation and timing in all new mounted platforms, according to a service official.

Justin Katz | October 19, 2018

To achieve its desired 355-ship fleet, the Navy will require in future years an annual shipbuilding budget of $28.9 billion, nearly $5 billion more than the service received in fiscal year 2019 and one-third more than the service has estimated, according to a new analysis published this week by the Congressional Budget Office.

Jason Sherman | October 18, 2018

The Air Force's contract with Boeing to develop and field a new MH-139 utility helicopter fleet allocates $408 million for development and $1.9 billion for procurement, a price tag that is roughly half the estimated total program cost the service forecasted in budget documents for the UH-1N Huey replacement program earlier this year.

Justin Katz | October 18, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy's expeditionary warfare office is preparing an overarching mine warfare plan, which will eventually be approved by the service's top admiral and general, to more clearly communicate its strategies and objectives, according to a Marine Corps general overseeing the effort.

President Trump said this week the Defense Department's budget in fiscal year 2020 will "probably be $700 billion," a potential cut of approximately 2.3 percent, though he said other departments will be asked to make 5 percent cuts.

To achieve its desired 355-ship fleet, the Navy will require in future years an annual shipbuilding budget of $28.9 billion, nearly $5 billion more than the service received in fiscal year 2019 and one-third more than the service has estimated, according to a new analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office.

The Air Force expects the F-22 Raptors left behind at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, during Hurricane Michael to all be repairable, but officials are still waiting to conduct thorough assessments of the jets.

Industry offerings for the planned Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement run the gamut as the Army prepares to issue a draft request for proposals and complete a final requirements document that avoids being overly prescriptive.

Analysts say they expect additional consolidation following L3-Harris merger

Analysts said this week they don't expect the planned merger of Harris and L3 Technologies to generate antitrust concerns and said the deal is likely to spur additional consolidation.

Trump: DOD's budget will 'probably be' $700B next year

President Trump said today the Defense Department's budget in fiscal year 2020 will "probably be $700 billion," a potential cut of approximately 2.3 percent, though he said other departments will be asked to make 5 percent cuts. (UPDATED)

Navy awards Austal USA $57.8 million contract for EPF

The Navy has awarded a $57.8 million contract to Austal USA for the Expeditionary Fast Transport 13, according to a Thursday Pentagon announcement.

Esper: Army canceling, reducing, consolidating at least $25 billion across investment accounts

The Army’s fiscal year 2020 budget will propose canceling, reducing or consolidating at least $25 billion in expenses across the Pentagon’s new five-year spending plan to realign the service’s weapon system modernization portfolio with the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy and emphasize investments in “next-generation” capabilities.

BACN program seeks new Bombardier Global 6000

The Air Force needs another Bombardier business jet to bolster the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node fleet, the service said in an Oct. 15 notice.