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Courtney Albon | August 22, 2019

Lockheed Martin said this week it is on track to complete a critical design review for the GPS IIIF navigation payload this fall and for the integrated space vehicle in the first quarter of 2020.

Sara Sirota | August 21, 2019

The Air Force's replacement to the Air Launched Cruise Missile is projected to complete two system-level preliminary design reviews this fall.

Courtney Albon | August 21, 2019

The head of Air Combat Command told reporters this week he has been meeting regularly with congressional staffers during recess to discuss the Air Force's plans for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program and lawmakers' proposed $500 million cut to its fiscal year 2020 funding request.

Jaspreet Gill | August 21, 2019

The Army is on its way to replacing the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System in brigade combat teams.

Sara Sirota | August 21, 2019

The Air Force's lead for remotely piloted aircraft wants to use a 1950s fighter production concept being resurfaced by senior officials to reduce acquisition time lines and costs as the service prepares for the next era of its drone enterprise.

The Defense Department late last year touted the establishment of a new team of experts meant to take on Russian and Chinese electronic warfare strategies, but the Government Accountability Office has found the team’s work has been significantly delayed because of internal Pentagon disputes over how it should be funded.

The head of Air Combat Command told reporters this week he has been meeting regularly with congressional staffers during recess to discuss the Air Force's plans for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program and lawmakers' proposed $500 million cut to its fiscal year 2020 funding request.

The Army may be getting ahead of itself in creating new cyber and electronic warfare units for multidomain operations without properly assessing risk, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Raytheon unveils plan for new Texas facility

Raytheon said today it will build a 200,000-square-foot facility for 500 new jobs at its space and airborne systems headquarters in McKinney, TX.

Navy seeking lead integrator for SURTASS

The Navy is conducting a market survey to find small businesses capable of integrating a towed array sensor system that is key to its anti-submarine surveillance vessels, the service announced this week.

House lawmaker flags weaknesses in DOD micro-purchases, global 5G build-out

With a recent Pentagon oversight report on cyber risks and "micro-purchases" as a starting point, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) on Wednesday offered an assessment of macro cybersecurity issues and a call for U.S. assistance in the global build-out of fifth-generation network infrastructure.

Norquist: New review of all defense functions will 'begin immediately and move forward aggressively'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has directed a "comprehensive zero-based review" of all defense functions and activities, beginning with a kickoff meeting on Saturday, according to a new memo.

Defense bill headed for conference with House and Senate at odds over border wall funding

Whether Pentagon funds should be used to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border remains a key point of contention between the House and Senate as lawmakers prepare to hash out a final defense authorization bill, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK).