Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
David Norquist, who served as acting defense secretary, deputy defense secretary and Pentagon comptroller during the Trump administration, is now at the helm of the National Defense Industrial Association where he says he has a much different job, but similar priorities.
After months of prolonged negotiations, Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have struck a deal on the next production lots for the fighter aircraft, the company announced late Monday night.
Australia's defense minister is hoping to use a recently announced tripartite pact with the United States and the U.K. to build a foundation of "seamless" industrial bases between the three countries as they look to leverage a host of emerging technologies and capabilities.
Industry leaders say the Pentagon needs to do more to ensure the smaller businesses that have won Advanced Battle Management System contracts are able to scale developments to solve the military's problems while still meeting their own economic needs.
Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear has announced the award of two prototype agreements worth a total potential value of over $1.3 billion to L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman to build out the next stage of the agency's orbital tracking layer that will monitor advanced missile threats.
Senior defense officials are slated to speak at several events this week.
There were clear risks to the Army's effort to replace the aging Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
As China and Russia develop new classes of anti-ship missiles, Northrop Grumman's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program aims to counter threats at sea for many years.