The INSIDER daily digest -- June 7, 2023

By John Liang / June 7, 2023 at 2:23 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on a pair of Defense Business Board studies currently underway, Lockheed Martin's choice for the engine for its next-generation tanker and more.

The Defense Business Board has been tasked to conduct a pair of studies:

Hicks directs Defense Business Board to review space acquisition

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks has directed the Defense Business Board to review the Pentagon's process for procuring space systems to potentially develop a "clean sheet approach to space acquisition."

Document: DBB terms of reference memo for space acquisition review

Advisory board to review DOD business operations culture

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks is directing the Defense Business Board to find ways to "improve the business operations culture" at the Pentagon.

Document: DBB terms of reference memo for DOD business operations culture study

GE will be the engine provider for Lockheed Martin's next-generation tanker submission:

Lockheed selects GE to provide engine on LMXT tanker aircraft

Lockheed Martin today announced it has selected General Electric Aerospace to provide the engine for the company's LMXT tanker, which it is offering for the Air Force's KC-135 recapitalization program.

Textron is among the companies bidding for the RCV-L, which is being developed as part of the Army’s Next Generation of Combat Vehicle Family of Vehicles:

Textron executive expects to hear from Army in September about RCV-L downselect

An executive with Textron Systems says the company anticipates the Army will announce its downselect in September for the Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light prototype competition.

As the Marine Corps enters the fourth year of its Force Design 2030 initiative, it will look to accelerate procurement of both vehicle-mounted OPF capabilities and lighter systems that can be carried by infantry Marines:

Marine Corps looks to accelerate Organic Precision Fires fielding, releases RFI

The Marine Corps' development of organic precision fires is moving too slowly, according to the service's annual Force Design update, which outlines an effort to speed up the acquisition and training processes for OPF capabilities.