The INSIDER daily digest -- May 13, 2022

By John Liang / May 13, 2022 at 1:55 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's unfunded priorities list for military labs and testing facilities, plus the Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program and more.

Inside Defense obtained the Pentagon's multibillion-dollar unfunded priorities list for Defense Department labs and testing facilities:

Shyu sends Congress $5.7B unfunded priorities list for DOD labs

Heidi Shyu, the Pentagon's chief technology officer, has sent Congress a $5.7 billion unfunded priorities list containing 126 military construction items related to Defense Department labs and testing facilities, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

Document: Shyu's FY-23 MILCON, DOD lab unfunded priorities list

Some counter-unmanned aerial systems news:

Counter-UAS systems show progress at Pentagon demonstration

The Pentagon last month evaluated systems intended to provide a full suite of capabilities to target and defeat small unmanned aircraft systems, officials told reporters Wednesday.

As Raytheon continues to manufacture prototype Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensors, the company is simultaneously working with the Army on an upgrade:

Army eyes $3 billion package for improved LTAMDS to equip first battalion by FY-29

The Army has earmarked nearly $3 billion in its five-year spending plan for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, an investment that aims to forge a new package of capability improvements to fold into the first production batch of the Patriot radar replacement slated be operational at full-battalion strength with a first unit by 2029.

A Navy amphibious ship study is set to be delivered to Congress in the next few weeks:

As Congress awaits amphibious study results, service chiefs emphasize floor of 31 ships

Congressional lawmakers expressed frustration today as the Navy and Marine Corps have yet to confirm the number of amphibious ships needed for the future battlespace.

More coverage from this year's Modern Day Marine Expo:

Marine Corps' stand-in force concept to provide 'layered defense' in Pacific

The Marine Corps' stand-in force concept will not only deliver traditional amphibious assault -- but organic sensing and strike capability as well, according to a service official.

Marine Corps' G/ATOR radar operating in Europe

The Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task-Orientated Radar is around the world observing the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and operating in the Indo-Pacific with the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment.