The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 21, 2021

By John Liang / September 21, 2021 at 2:48 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the multibillion-dollar stopgap funding bill being debated in the House as well as coverage of this week's annual Air Force Association conference.

We start off with news from the multibillion-dollar continuing resolution being debated in the House today:

House Dems reveal stopgap spending bill that runs through Dec. 3, pull Iron Dome funding

House Democrats have scrapped a provision from a proposed stopgap continuing resolution that would have provided $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system.

More details on the since-removed Iron Dome funding portion:

Iron Dome plus-up would bust agreed cap on Israeli missile defense spending for third time in last six years

The Biden administration’s gambit to provide an additional $1 billion in fiscal year 2022 funds for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system -- included as part of a wider stopgap spending bill proposed today by House Democrats -- would, if enacted, mark the third time in six years missile defense funding for Israel has exceeded the $500 million annual cap Israel and the United States agreed to in 2016.

Moving on to coverage from this week's annual Air Force Association conference:

Space Force announces first tranche of Army, Navy units to transfer

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Space Force today announced the first tranche of Army and Navy units it plans to transition into the new service on Oct. 1, though the chief of space operations said a continuing resolution could disrupt that plan.

Kendall's message to Congress: Air Force can't win without retiring legacy platforms

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said today that while Congress plays a key role in enabling the Defense Department to deter threats from China and Russia, the service won’t succeed unless it’s authorized to shed old platforms and invest in new technology.

Air Force Special Ops eyes flying demo for amphibious MC-130J next year

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force is seeking to hold a flying demonstration for an amphibious capability tied to the C-130J cargo plane in the latter part of calendar year 2022, according to the head of the service’s Special Operations Command.

(For complete coverage of the AFA conference, click here.)

More Air Force news:

Air Force awards Northrop 3DELRR integration contract

The Air Force has chosen Northrop Grumman as a second integrator for the Three Dimensional Long-Range Radar recompete effort, awarding a contract late last week.

News on Navy and Marine Corps future vertical lift:

Navy planning future vertical lift material development decision this month

The Navy is planning to launch an analysis of alternatives for its future vertical lift program this fall after completing its material development decision by the end of September, a program spokeswoman told Inside Defense Friday.

Kaman unveils unmanned helo to resupply Marine Corps forces

Kaman Corp. has unveiled an unmanned aerial vehicle designed to resupply deployed Marines and other servicemembers in contested areas.