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The INSIDER daily digest -- March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 |
John Liang
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The White House's FY-17 budget proposal, the Army's Multi-Domain Battle concept and more highlight this Monday INSIDER Daily Digest:

There isn't a clear legislative path for President Trump's fiscal year 2017 budget proposal:

Path ahead unclear for Trump's FY-17 budget proposal

Congressional leaders will be challenged in the coming weeks to address President Trump's budget plans for fiscal year 2017, specifically a budgetary amendment that would increase defense spending by an additional $30 billion, but would break spending caps lawmakers have already agreed upon.

Related documents:

Navy's amended FY-17 budget justification books

Army's amended FY-17 budget justification books

Senior Army leaders met with industry last month on the service's Multi-Domain Battle maneuver vision:

Army leaders huddle with industry execs on maneuver plans

Senior leaders met privately with industry representatives last month to provide insights into the Army's vision for maneuver forces in Multi-Domain Battle.

More news on the Multi-Domain Battle concept:

Dyess: Army working to avoid 'surprise' on future battlefield

The Army is conducting work that will inform eventual capabilities development to support Multi-Domain Battle, according to the acting director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center.

The Missile Defense Agency still doesn't know how much an interceptor jointly developed with Japan will ultimately cost:

MDA: Still no cost estimate for jointly developed missile interceptor

The Missile Defense Agency is planning a key developmental test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor this spring ahead of transitioning to production later this year, but how much the new weapons will cost remains an unanswered question.

More missile defense news:

DOD eyes FY-17 funding increase for project to counter road-mobile ballistic missiles

The Pentagon wants to surge funds into a new ballistic missile defense project that aims to deal with one of the most challenging threats to U.S. military forces: road-mobile ballistic missile threats.

The Navy is figuring out how to fit the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial vehicle onto the service's carriers:

Navy begins modifying aircraft carriers to host MQ-25 Stingray equipment

The Navy has begun modifying aircraft carriers to host control stations, multiple displays and an area for the air vehicle operator to sit when flying the MQ-25 Stingray, according to a service official.

Document: Navy briefing slides on hosting MQ-25 Stingray equipment

The Air Force wants to develop a new light-attack aircraft:

Air Force seeks proposals for light-attack experiment that could feed rapid acquisition program

The Air Force on Friday released a series of documents detailing its plans for a light-attack aircraft experiment this summer that could field a rapid acquisition program to buy around 300 light-attack jets to supplement the service's fighter fleet.

Document: Air Force light-attack aircraft experiment notice

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