Justin Doubleday

Justin Doubleday was managing editor of Inside the Pentagon until June 2021, where he focused on defense-wide topics including budgets, acquisition policy, combatant commands, missile defense and cyber. He has also worked for ITP sister publications Inside the Army and Inside the Navy. Justin previously reported for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013.

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Daily News | February 2, 2016

The Navy's only forward-deployed Littoral Combat Ship in the Pacific is undergoing repairs in Singapore following a casualty to its combining gears early last month.

Daily News | February 1, 2016

Naval Air Systems Command is still seeking additional international customers for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter, with the U.S. military's procurement of the Bell-Boeing aircraft projected to temporarily slow down in the coming years.

Daily News | January 28, 2016

The Navy's development of unmanned underwater vehicles, cyber capabilities and electronic-warfare applications are among the service's primary contributions to the Third Offset Strategy, the Pentagon's new initiative to pursue leap-ahead warfighting technologies.

The Insider | January 26, 2016

The RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft recently achieved initial operational capability, meaning the first Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) is ready to deploy with the system, according to Naval Air Systems Command.

Daily News | January 26, 2016

The Marine Corps is outfitting its Harriers with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System as part of a fast-track deployment process to assist in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to the service's 2016 aviation plan.

Daily News | January 25, 2016

The Marine Corps is planning to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle from a V-22 Osprey this spring as part of a tactical demonstration to advance the potential capabilities of the tiltrotor aircraft, according to a program official.

Daily News | January 22, 2016

A team comprised of Air Force and Navy officials is analyzing how the two services could use common subsystems and components in their future strategic missiles, according to a recent report.

Daily News | January 21, 2016

The Marine Corps' aviation chief is "concerned" about the service's aviation readiness rates in terms of both equipment and personnel and aims for the service to rectify those numbers by 2020.

Daily News | January 20, 2016

The Navy is planning to deploy at least two different types of over-the-horizon missiles on Littoral Combat Ships being sent to the Western Pacific this year, although the service has yet to lock down funding for the effort.

Daily News | January 20, 2016

The two shipbuilding companies manufacturing the Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are expected to finalize detail design drawings for the Flight III upgrade in the second half of 2017, according to the program manager.

Daily News | January 20, 2016

Textron has initiated construction on the first two of the Navy's new Ship-To-Shore Connector craft, as the company prepares to ramp up production and maintain its status as the prime contractor on the program in the coming years.

Daily News | January 14, 2016

The Navy has provided the Office of the Secretary of Defense with a cost estimate on the future frigate being planned for procurement starting in fiscal year 2019, according to a program official.

Daily News | January 12, 2016

The Navy designated the Independence version of its Littoral Combat Ship battle-ready in late December, clearing the way for the trimaran-hulled ship to forward deploy to the Western Pacific later this year. 

Daily News | January 12, 2016

The Navy is planning to install a 150-kilowatt laser aboard one of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, the next step in demonstrating directed-energy technology after the service deployed a lower-power system on an amphibious assault ship.

The Insider | January 11, 2016

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson this week addressed Defense Secretary Ash Carter's recent memo to Navy leadership directing the service to curtail procurement of the Littoral Combat Ship.

Daily News | January 7, 2016

The Navy needs a faster way to access prototyping and experimentation funding to address unanticipated threats and take advantage of new technologies, according to the service's top acquisition executive.

Daily News | January 5, 2016

The Navy recently released its second request for information on the upcoming re-compete for Next-Generation Enterprise Network services, this time focusing on the market for end-user hardware.

Daily News | January 4, 2016

The Navy will likely make multiple awards as part of its Next-Generation Enterprise Network follow-on competition, rather than dealing the work to one prime contractor, according to a program official.

Daily News | December 30, 2015

The Defense Department's Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons is nearing completion, as the military services and combatant commands are currently reviewing the draft document, according to an official involved in the concept's development.

Daily News | December 23, 2015

Lockheed Martin's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile recently underwent its first captive-carry flight tests aboard a Super Hornet, with further tests planned leading up to the first launch in 2018, according to the company.

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