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Nickolai Sukharev June 18, 2024

The Army’s program to develop a new tactical truck will include capabilities to move autonomously and predict when to conduct maintenance, according to a program official.

Nick Wilson June 17, 2024

The Navy’s Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer program could see delivery delays of six-to-25 months for the 13 vessels following lead ship Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125), according to the Government Accountability Office’s annual weapon system report, which points to performance issues with the program’s two prime contractors.

Jason Sherman June 17, 2024

Next summer is the soonest the Army could test an initial Dark Eagle unit with a full complement of missiles, assuming the service -- and Lockheed Martin, maker of the new two-stage missile and bespoke launcher -- can successfully demonstrate an end-to-end flight of the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon.

Abby Shepherd June 17, 2024

The Navy continues to take steps to implement its nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile program, with plans to award a research and development contract next month.

Georgina DiNardo June 17, 2024

The Defense Department concurred with recommendations outlined in a Government Accountability Office report released today that found the Pentagon’s acquisition process is not set up to deliver innovative systems to the warfighter at speed and scale.

Dan Schere June 15, 2024

The Army is targeting the second quarter of fiscal year 2026 to complete fielding of the initial Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) systems to four air defense battalions, service officials said this week.

EpiSci and PhysicsAI win first DARPA air autonomy program contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected software company EpiSci in partnership with PhysicsAI to develop the first version of “tactical artificial intelligence algorithms for missionized, team-based air combat,” the company announced on Wednesday.

GAO: Flight III DDGs could deliver six-to-25 months late

The Navy’s Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer program could see delivery delays of six-to-25 months for the 13 vessels following lead ship Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125), according to the Government Accountability Office’s annual weapon system report, which points to performance issues with the program’s two prime contractors.

Senate defense bill calls for two AI pilot programs, bolsters c-UAS technologies

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill requires the Defense Department to establish two artificial intelligence pilot programs and implement a slew of requirements aimed at advancing technology used to counter uncrewed aircraft systems.