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The INSIDER daily digest -- Dec. 6, 2017

December 06, 2017 |
John Liang
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Defense industry coverage, the Joint Strike Fighter, missile defense and more highlight this Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest.

The next CEO of L3 Technologies spoke at an industry conference this week:

L3 executive says company has dozens of companies in acquisition pipeline

L3 Technologies, which completed several acquisitions this year, has more than two dozen companies under consideration as potential purchases, the company's next chief executive said this week.

The Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department isn't going over well with industry:

Industry concerned about Pentagon plan to 'lock in' one cloud services provider

Industry groups are sounding the alarm over the Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department, arguing the strategy could lead to a costly and limiting situation of "cloud lock-in."

The Joint Strike Fighter could be getting an Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System:

F-35 may get Auto GCAS before official start of Block 4

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- The F-35 joint program office is considering outfitting the aircraft with an Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System prior to the start of Block 4 modernization.

The Army recently put out a request for information for a vehicle-mounted, short-range air defense system to counter unmanned aerial system threats:

Army eyes production of Stryker-mounted SHORAD capability

The Army aims to determine whether industry can produce a vehicle-mounted, short-range air defense system to counter unmanned aerial system threats in the near term.

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Numerica Corp. will be looking into the possibility of developing an ability for radar and other sensors to track hypersonic glide vehicle threats:

MDA awards contracts to improve radar ability to track maneuverable targets

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a pair of research contracts that aim to develop an ability for radar and other sensors to track hypersonic glide vehicle threats which both China and Russia are testing.

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