Hypersonic weapons, a new defense contractor executive-led advisory committee, services contractor SOS International and more highlight this Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest.
Hypersonic weapons could get closer to reality with the passage of the FY-18 defense policy bill:
Congress will soon vote on a defense policy bill that would require the U.S. military to plan for an "early operational" variant of a hypersonic strike weapon by 2022, setting a new statutory expectation for the Conventional Prompt Strike technology development effort.
The FY-18 defense authorization bill calls for setting up a new defense contractor executive-led advisory committee:
The fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill negotiated by House and Senate lawmakers would establish a new Pentagon advisory committee focused on technology and composed, in part, of senior executives from U.S. companies.
Defense business news:
Services contractor SOS International this year completed another acquisition and has hired several new executives as it readies for additional growth.
The Army's security force assistance brigades will be getting more money:
The congressional defense committees have approved the Army's request to reprogram $90 million in fiscal year 2017 funds to support communications capability for the service's nascent security force assistance brigades.
The Navy's strike fighter community stands to get a boost from a new "Rhino Readiness Recovery" team:
The Navy stood up a "Rhino Readiness Recovery" team to address readiness issues within the strike fighter community, according to the service's air boss.
The Marine Corps' Bold Alligator exercise is featuring a host of new technologies:
Despite having to scale back its annual exercise to accommodate hurricane relief efforts, the Navy and Marine Corps demonstrated a slew of technologies during this year's Bold Alligator at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejune, NC, according to a Marine Corps official.