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Ethan Sterenfeld July 1, 2022

The next round of competition for companies that want to build the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle officially began today, as the Army released the request for proposals for the next two phases of the program to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Jason Sherman July 1, 2022

The initial prototype of the U.S. military's marquee hypersonic strike weapon failed during a major test over the Pacific Ocean on June 29 in an event that featured the inaugural flight of a new, two-stage rocket built by Lockheed Martin paired with a Common-Hypersonic Glide Body manufactured by Sandia National Laboratories.

Jason Sherman June 30, 2022

The Missile Defense Agency's testing program barely conducted half of its planned flight, ground and cybersecurity tests in 2021 -- extending a long-running pattern of under-executing assessments necessary to demonstrate new capabilities U.S. commanders depend on to protect the U.S. public, allies and armed forces from advanced missile threats.

Audrey Decker June 29, 2022

The Navy conducted a tabletop exercise in a fictionalized area of the Western Pacific to simulate the impact of climate change on its operations.

Evan Ochsner June 29, 2022

Company leaders and Army officials continue to express confidence in the service's next-generation forward reconnaissance helicopter, even as analysts and experts cast doubt on the program's future, citing potential budget constraints and other capabilities that could fulfill the aircraft's roles.

Jason Sherman June 29, 2022

The Missile Defense Agency failed to deliver one-third of the most advanced guided missiles the Navy requires to defend ships and allies from ballistic missiles around the world, with particular difficulty producing the newest and most powerful Aegis interceptor -- the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA -- slated for Japan, U.S. destroyers and land sites to defend against Iranian threats.

Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office seeking information for advanced manufacturing

The Air Force's Rapid Sustainment Office is seeking industry feedback for advanced manufacturing to reduce sustainment and operational costs along with improving mission readiness.

Aquilino: Navy will still meet operational requirements after Red Hill defueling

The Navy will use existing facilities, potential new facilities and afloat capabilities to store fuel after the service defuels the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility in Hawaii, which was permanently closed due to a petroleum leak.

DOD plans to finalize rulemaking in December allowing officials to assess compliance with NIST standard

The Pentagon is planning to issue a final rule in December establishing a regime for Defense Department acquisition officials to conduct assessments of a contractor's compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171.