The INSIDER daily digest -- April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 at 2:40 PM

Today's INSIDER Daily Digest begins with more news from last week's Space Symposium as well as the latest on an Army effort to meet urgent needs abroad.

Col. Robert Bongiovi, director of the Space and Missile Systems Center's launch systems enterprise directorate, said last week moving forward with the Launch Services Procurement plan is the Air Force's best option:

Air Force confident 'multiple providers' can meet LSP requirements

The head of the Air Force's National Security Space Launch enterprise says he's confident there are “multiple providers” that can meet the requirements to support its Launch Services Procurement strategy.

Lt. Gen. James Dickinson revealed the Army modernization project -- launched two years ago in response to a request from U.S. European Command -- in April 3 testimony on Capitol Hill:

Army fielding new ALPS to detect cruise missiles, aircraft, UAS

The Army has begun deploying a new prototype Long-Range Persistent Surveillance passive sensor developed to meet urgent needs from commanders in Europe, the Pacific and U.S. Central Command, launching a two-year campaign to provide improved capability to detect enemy cruise missiles, aircraft as well as unmanned aircraft systems.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon's Cost Analysis Program Evaluation office “is updating its initial estimate” of the costs of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, according to a service spokeswoman:

New GBSD independent cost estimate expected in June

The Defense Department is in the midst of a new six-month independent cost estimate of the Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, a multibillion dollar effort to replace the service's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The Navy has just issued a new request for information for its Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare analysis of alternatives update:

Navy issues RFI to industry for OASuW analysis of alternatives

The Navy is widening its Next Generation Land Attack Weapon analysis of alternatives, releasing to industry a request for information about a separate analysis to develop the next increment of its air-launched, anti-surface missile, according to an April 12 Federal Business Opportunities notice.