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Ashley Tressel | March 18, 2019

The Army is seeking to slow-roll procurement of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, its personnel carrier replacement, to save money for other modernization projects, cutting the number of vehicles it was projected to buy in fiscal year 2021.

Jason Sherman | March 18, 2019

The Army's fiscal year 2020 budget request seeks to launch a new "Mobile Medium-Range Missile," a next-generation artillery round and new component of the service's long-range precision fires portfolio, in an estimated $900 million development project that aims to utilize "non-traditional" acquisition rules to address an "extremely high-risk capability gap."

Jason Sherman | March 15, 2019

The Army is seeking $228 million in fiscal year 2020 for a new hypersonics program in a budget account that is most likely the service's Long Range Hypersonic Weapon program, a planned road-mobile system that will adopt a booster the Navy is buying to launch the common hypersonic glide body.

Tony Bertuca | March 15, 2019

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is threatening to restrict Defense Department budgetary transfer authority as the Pentagon contemplates overturning decades of precedent to reprogram up to $2.5 billion to fund a wall on the southern border.

Mallory Shelbourne | March 15, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries is prepared to begin building one of the Navy’s big-deck amphibious ships three years early, a move that would appease lawmakers who have asked the service to accelerate the acquisition program.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is prepared to begin building one of the Navy’s big-deck amphibious ships three years early, a move that would appease lawmakers who have asked the service to accelerate the acquisition program.

In a show of strict commitment to the Army's six modernization priorities, the service is ending the next-generation Block II upgrade program for the Chinook cargo helicopter after fiscal year 2020, according to the service's under secretary.

Protest spotlight

GAO has denied two protests filed against an Army Materiel Command award to Leonardo DRS for maintenance support system devices.

HII ready to accelerate LHA-9 construction three years ahead of Navy schedule

Huntington Ingalls Industries is prepared to begin building one of the Navy’s big-deck amphibious ships three years early, a move that would appease lawmakers who have asked the service to accelerate the acquisition program.

Pentagon seeks $22.95B for military intelligence budget

The Defense Department is requesting $22.95 billion for its military intelligence program in fiscal year 2020, which includes base budget funding as well as the Overseas Contingency Operations accounts, according to a Pentagon statement.

ABMS architect joins Air Force acquisition team

Preston Dunlap joined the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics as chief architect this week, according to service spokeswoman Capt. Hope Cronin.

QinetiQ to build CRS(I) small robot and universal controller for Army

QinetiQ North America has beaten Endeavor Robotics for a production award worth up to $152 million to develop the Common Robotic System (Individual), the Army announced this week.

Army planning to stretch AMPV procurement

The Army is seeking to slow-roll procurement of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, its personnel carrier replacement, to save money for other modernization projects, cutting the number of vehicles it was projected to buy in fiscal year 2021.