The INSIDER daily digest -- Oct. 6, 2021

By John Liang / October 6, 2021 at 1:49 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band program, the Space Warfighting Analysis Center and more.

The Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band program achieved milestone C in June and will replace the ALQ-99 jamming pod carried on EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft:

NGJ-MB test asset to be delivered to Navy in early 2022

The Navy's Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band test asset will be delivered in early 2022 and initial operational capability is slated for fall 2023, according to Navy spokeswoman Gulianna Dunn.

Andrew Cox, director of the Space Warfighting Analysis Center, spoke this week at a National Security Space Association virtual event:

SWAC eyeing future force design work for tactical ISR, fire control, space data transport

Following a highly anticipated classified industry briefing later this month on its new force design for space-based missile warning and missile tracking, the Space Warfighting Analysis Center plans to shift its architecture analysis focus to other mission areas, prioritizing fire control, tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and space data transport as its next projects.

Inside Defense recently interviewed General Dynamics Land Systems executives regarding the Abrams tank:

General Dynamics to showcase Abrams engine PPMx at AUSA

General Dynamics Land Systems will showcase a prototype prognostic and predictive maintenance, or PPMx, capability in the engine of an M1 Abrams tank at the Association of the United States Army conference next week in Washington, company executives said during an Oct. 4 interview.

Alan Baribeau, a spokesman for the Navy, told Inside Defense the Columbia-class submarine had hit 95% design maturity as of the end of August 2021:

Columbia-class submarine program hits 95% design maturity

The Navy's top acquisition priority, the Columbia-class submarine, has hit 95% design maturity, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense Monday.

The head of the Pentagon's Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency spoke to reporters this week:

All DOD clearance holders enrolled in continuous vetting program

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has announced all holders of Defense Department security clearances have now been enrolled in a continuous vetting program that replaces the previous practice of periodic reinvestigations every five to 10 years.