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DOD wants to consolidate remaining V-22 orders in single, $5.7B seven-year contract

Jason Sherman | June 27, 2017

The Pentagon wants to consolidate all remaining MV-22 orders -- 67 tiltrotor Ospreys -- into a single, $5.7 billion contract that would run seven years and lower the program's tab by $648 million compared to annual purchases, a move that would provide significant stability to the Bell-Boeing and Rolls Royce team that builds the aircraft.

DOD crafting new prototyping strategy amid AT&L reorganization

Tony Bertuca | June 27, 2017

The Defense Department is working on a new strategy to guide investments in prototyping and innovation initiatives as part of the congressionally mandated reorganization of the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Pentagon examining duplicate efforts as part of directed-energy roadmap

Justin Doubleday | June 27, 2017

As the Pentagon prepares a Defense Department-wide roadmap for directed-energy lasers, officials are working to ensure money is not being wasted on duplicate efforts across the services.

Pentagon seeks input on reducing regulatory burden

Marjorie Censer | June 27, 2017

Following President Trump's call to alleviate the regulatory burden, a Defense Department group is seeking feedback on which regulations should be eliminated.

Proposed legislation would fence funding for MQ-25, pending Navy report on new system

Jason Sherman | June 26, 2017

A House panel wants to fence off the bulk of $222 million the Navy seeks in fiscal year 2018 to launch the MQ-25, the Unmanned Carrier Aviation program, until the service details performance parameters for the multibillion weapon system development project whose mission has shifted since the original requirement for the capability was validated in 2011.

The House Armed Services Committee is set to authorize a defense spending increase beyond what the Trump administration has proposed for fiscal year 2018 when the committee drafts its version of the defense authorization bill next week, and will likely do so as the GOP remains mired in negotiations over a broader budgetary blueprint.

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, NV. -- The Navy is considering a plan to recycle the Air Force's soon-to-be retired MQ-1 Predators for its own use, a Navy spokeswoman confirmed to Inside the Air Force last week.

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, NV. -- The Navy is considering a plan to recycle the Air Force's soon-to-be retired MQ-1 Predators for its own use, a Navy spokeswoman confirmed to Inside the Air Force this week.

While the Army upgrades a group of Strykers for use in Europe, the service plans to make key decisions by the end of the summer on how to upgun the entire Stryker fleet, according to the project manager.

AeroVironment reports flat sales, increased profit for year

AeroVironment said today sales in its fiscal year 2017, which ended April 30, were essentially flat from the year before at $265 million.

House authorizers propose moving billions into Army base budget

The House Armed Services Committee is putting forth legislation that would move billions of European Deterrence Initiative funds into the Army's base budget, helping push the Defense Department’s topline above funding caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act, according to Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry's (R-TX) mark for the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.

House Appropriations Committee seeks $18B procurement boost

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

Pentagon calls for greater attention to Buy American laws

In a new memo, the Pentagon's director of defense procurement and acquisition policy is calling on the contracting workforce to "be vigilant" in complying with Buy American laws.

House Appropriations Committee seeks $18B procurement boost

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

Proposed legislation would fence funding for MQ-25, pending Navy report on new system

A House panel wants to fence off the bulk of $222 million the Navy seeks in fiscal year 2018 to launch the MQ-25, the Unmanned Carrier Aviation program, until the service details performance parameters for the multibillion-dollar weapon system development project whose mission has shifted since the original requirement for the capability was validated in 2011.