The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program, DIUx and Air Force news are highlighted in this Friday INSIDER Daily Digest.
The Navy is gradually transitioning the various LCS mission packages to the fleet:
As the Navy implements Littoral Combat Ship review recommendations, the service is in a "limbo state" with transitioning how the platform is operated and manned, according to a top official.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting DIUx's Silicon Valley headquarters this week:
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental has been granted new authorities and is preparing to transition several technologies to production this year, as the organization claims it is "here to stay" under the Trump administration.
A look at the Air Force's efforts to improve the Reaper unmanned aerial system:
The Air Force plans to mature extended-range technology for its Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers under an undefinitized contract action issued March 30, a service spokesman said this week.
The Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System satellites will soon be migrated to a new ground-control system:
The Air Force told companies at a recent industry day it plans to begin migrating Space-Based Infrared System satellites onto a modernized ground control and mission data-processing system in fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
More Air Force news:
The Air Force is moving forward with a plan to address two critical weather coverage gaps and launch an initial space-based environmental monitoring capability in fiscal year 2024.
Defense analysts say the Air Force's decision to buy two jetliners left behind by a bankrupt Russian airline to recapitalize the Air Force One fleet won't make much difference for the multi-billion-dollar program's bottom line.
A federal bug bounty program aimed at incentivizing ethical hackers to uncover cyber vulnerabilities in Air Force networks resulted in the identification of 207 valid vulnerabilities.