The Navy's shipbuilding plans under the Trump administration, DOD's overall FY-19 budget proposal, Army robotics and much more highlight this Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest.
An Inside the Navy analysis that looks into whether the Trump administration has kept its promise to grow the Navy to 350 ships:
President Trump came into office a year ago promising to grow the Navy to 350 ships, a vow cheered by shipbuilders and congressional supporters.
With Senate lawmakers nearing an FY-18 budget deal, a look at what the Pentagon's FY-19 spending proposal will be missing:
The Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 budget request, set to be sent to Congress next week, will be missing a key figure -- the Defense Department's actual prior-year allocation, a figure that not only provides context for the new proposal but also provides a foundation for the military's latest fiscal plan and accompanying four-year projection.
Robotics development could be risky for the Army:
The Army is "taking risks in favor of accelerating programs," particularly robotics, according to a service official.
More on Army robotics:
Robotics and autonomous systems have quickly taken over a larger share of the Army's investments for modernization and will continue to do so, according to Maj. Gen. John George.
The Pentagon's latest operational test and evaluation report looks at the Tomahawk missile program:
The Navy intends to field an upgraded Tomahawk missile in fiscal year 2022, but has not provided plans to assess that weapon's lethality against its intended target set, according to a report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester.
This week will determine how the Air Force addresses physiological problems experienced by pilots flying the T-6 training aircraft:
The Air Force will hold a conference this week to determine the next steps for addressing a recent string of physiological events that has grounded the T-6 training jet.
The Army Capabilities Integration Center will soon have new leadership:
Nearly a year after the departure of its last permanent director, new leaders have been tapped for the Army Capabilities Integration Center.
Power and energy will soon be part of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental's focus areas:
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental plans to add power and energy to the list of commercial technologies the organization seeks to cultivate and pull into the defense industrial base, according to a DIUx program manager.
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Fire support for amphibious operations is increasing in importance for the Navy:
The Navy is revalidating the requirements for high-volume suppressive fires in support of amphibious operations, according to a top expeditionary warfare official.
Keep an eye out for an upcoming Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar cyber test:
The Marine Corps will conduct a follow-on cooperative vulnerability penetration and adversarial assessment on the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar.
The Army is looking into additional uses of hydrogen fuel cells:
A program using hydrogen fuel cells to reduce a vehicle's detectability has revealed other potential uses for the technology, which the service is exploring.