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Lockheed, Raytheon move on to next phase of LRSO competition

Rachel Karas | Aug. 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will split about $1.8 billion to mature their proposed designs and begin prototyping for the Air Force's next-generation, air-launched nuclear cruise missile over nearly five years, the Air Force announced Wednesday.

Saft zeroes in on military vehicles programs

Marjorie Censer | Aug. 23, 2017

Battery maker Saft is focusing on lithium-ion batteries for military vehicles, pitching them for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Marine Corps approves AAV survivability upgrade effort for low-rate initial production

Lee Hudson | Aug. 23, 2017

The Marine Corps has approved the survivability upgrade effort of its legacy amphibious vehicle to enter low-rate initial protection, according to an official.

Navy buying 'proven laser weapon' system for destroyers

Justin Katz | Aug. 23, 2017

The Navy is looking to buy a 60-150 kW high energy laser weapon system with an integrated counter intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance laser for non-destructive dazzling capabilities against unmanned aerial vehicle-mounted sensors, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Army to continue metal matrix composite research for lighter vehicles

Connie Lee | Aug. 23, 2017

The Army's next milestone in examining metal matrix composite technology as a potential vehicle lightweighting solution is to develop additional brake drums for testing, according to one of the service's engineers.

The Pentagon's plan for breaking up its acquisition organization could eliminate several influential positions, including the director of defense pricing and the top developmental testing official, according to a new congressional analysis.

Lockheed Martin is making progress on a bridge capability that would allow the legacy GPS ground system to operate new GPS III satellites until the delayed Next-Generation Operational Control Segment is delivered.

Lockheed, Raytheon move on to next phase of LRSO competition

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will split about $1.8 billion to mature their proposed designs and begin prototyping for the Air Force's next-generation, air-launched nuclear cruise missile over nearly five years, the Air Force announced Wednesday.

Trump's new Afghanistan plan to be injected into already complicated budget fight

President Trump's new plan to increase U.S. operations in Afghanistan was greeted with support from GOP lawmakers, but the total number of additional troops remains vague and could complicate an already stressful budget environment when Congress returns Sept. 5.

House lawmakers to hold hearing on guided-missile destroyer collisions

Following two collisions of Navy guided-missile destroyers in the past three months, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing next month focused on the underlying problems.

Mattis directs Dunford to draw up final plan on Afghanistan troop increase

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was tight-lipped Tuesday on the number of additional U.S. troops slated to be sent to Afghanistan following President Trump's decision to increase operations there.

McCain cyber doctrine finds home in FY-18 defense authorization bill

A long-awaited U.S. cybersecurity "doctrine" proposal from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has been introduced as part of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill, according to congressional sources, detailing powers and processes the United States can employ to deter and respond to foreign cyber threats.

Congress approves $9.7M in funds preventing Knifefish stop-work order

The Navy has not stopped work on the unmanned undersea vehicle Knifefish because Congress approved $9.7 million in reprogramming funds this fiscal year to continue program integration and testing efforts.