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 | August 12, 2015

The Navy will put the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey aircraft through its first full-scale trial as the primary logistics connector for carrier strike groups during an exercise later this year, according to the head of naval aviation.

The Insider | August 11, 2015

The Navy has accepted its sixth Littoral Combat Ship during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, AL, the service announced today.

Daily News | July 28, 2015

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will release a roadmap later this year to guide the service's acquisition and fielding of directed-energy weapons, as he eyes establishing a program of record for such platforms in fiscal year 2018.

Daily News | June 10, 2015

The Army will test a squad-sized version of an ultra-light combat vehicle at an exercise later this summer, as the ground service continues to plot a path forward on a potential acquisition of the nimble transports.

Daily News | May 28, 2015

The Army successfully intercepted a ballistic missile on Thursday during an inaugural flight test of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, program contractor Northrop Grumman has announced.

Daily News | May 4, 2015

The National Guard's top general says blurring authorities are still a problem for reserve-component cyber units, as House lawmakers are asking government auditors to examine the Defense Department's processes for responding to domestic cyber incidents.

Daily News | April 22, 2015

A provision in the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee's mark-up of the next defense policy bill would authorize a study of excess infrastructure that could serve as the basis for a future base realignment and closure round.

Daily News | April 21, 2015

The Polish government on Tuesday announced plans to buy Patriot air and missile defense batteries, handing a victory to manufacturer Raytheon against European competitors for a deal worth up to $5 billion.

Daily News | April 16, 2015

The start of an operational exercise for the Army's massive, missile-tracking blimp has been delayed yet again, as ground service officials concede they don't plan to retain the system for the future force anyway.

Daily News | April 7, 2015

A new Army initiative aims to buy and evaluate advanced robotics technology to better inform requirements for the service's fleet of unmanned ground systems.

Daily News | March 31, 2015

The Army's unfunded priorities next year include buying back shortfalls the service sees in readiness, sustainment and installations, while boosting key modernization efforts like network infrastructure, improved missile interceptors and helicopter survivability.

Daily News | March 17, 2015

The contractors working to spin their Ground Combat Vehicle designs into a new potential program are exploring possible revisions to the GCV requirements, including a re-thinking of the demand for a vehicle that can carry a nine-man squad, according to an Army official.

Daily News | March 17, 2015

Army officials have forwarded recommendations to NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Phillip Breedlove on where to position more than 1,000 heavy vehicles the service is sending to Europe, according to the head of Army forces on the continent.

Daily News | February 9, 2015

The Army is preparing to hold a live-fire, high-energy laser industry demonstration later this year for interested vendors to test their weapons against drones and potentially compete for monetary prizes.

Daily News | February 3, 2015

The Army is accepting proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Joint Air-To-Ground Missile, with the service expecting to buy more than 20,000 of the warheads over the life of the program.

Daily News | February 3, 2015

The Missile Defense Agency is evaluating Lockheed Martin's proposal for an advanced hypersonic and ballistic missile interceptor, but other options will be considered before starting a program of record, possibly including the Navy's Standard Missile-6, according to the agency's top official.

Daily News | January 29, 2015

Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels are routinely having their communications networks disabled and will need counter-electronic warfare training to prevail, according to the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

Daily News | January 27, 2015

The State Department has given the thumbs up to a potential $47 million sale of six M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (Hercules) vehicles to Australia.

Daily News | January 7, 2015

The Missile Defense Agency is examining the possibility of a five-year contract to purchase approximately 150 interceptors for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System from Lockheed Martin, a deal that could be worth nearly $2 billion.

Daily News | January 5, 2015

The Army has confirmed it will base the Joint Air-To-Ground Missile on Lockheed Martin's Hellfire weapon, favorably positioning the Bethesda, MD-based contractor in a competition expected to begin at the end of this month.

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