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Briana Reilly July 5, 2022

Defense Department officials are gauging the potential for leveraging two engine makers' adaptive propulsion system offerings into a "tri-variant" solution that would be viable across the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet.

Shelley K. Mesch July 5, 2022

The microchip producer for the Air Force's Small Diameter Bomb II extended its manufacturing end date by four months as the service continues negotiating to obtain all of the needed chips that will integrate military-code GPS onto the bomb.

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.

Northrop Grumman picks Airbus for Tranche 1 satellite deliveries

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense will deliver 42 satellite platforms to Northrop Grumman for the Space Development Agency's Tranche 1 Transport Layer project, the two companies announced today.

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.