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