The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 2, 2022

By Thomas Duffy / November 2, 2022 at 1:46 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest leads off with a look at the Pentagon’s latest Missile Defense Review, more company earnings news, an Air Force effort that has fallen behind schedule and a Navy electronic warfare program.

The latest missile defense strategy has a lot to say about the island of Guam:

Missile Defense Review prioritizes sensors, singles out Guam, says risk ‘expanding and accelerating’

The Defense Department’s new Missile Defense Review asserts modern air and missile threats pose “an expanding and accelerating risk” to the nation, its deployed forces, allies and partners -- and requires a special focus on sensor technology development to detect low-flying drones and hypersonic maneuvering weapons.

Earnings news from a leading propulsion manufacturer:

Aerojet Rocketdyne touts several contracts and milestones in Q3 earnings call

Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted the post-boost propulsion system critical design review for the Sentinel nuclear missile program, the company said in its third quarter earnings call Tuesday morning.

A program that is key to the country’s nuclear enterprise is behind schedule:

Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals, 'essential component' of nuclear enterprise, three years behind schedule

The Air Force's Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals isn't expected to complete its initial operational test and evaluation until the end of fiscal year 2023 -- three years past the originally planned completion date.

A software upgrade is slowing down a Navy aircraft protection effort:

Navy adjusts IDECM fielding schedule to account for software upgrades

The Navy is adjusting the fielding schedule for an upgraded F/A-18 electronic defensive system as it works through software improvement efforts.