This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, Army Futures Command and more.
Just because lawmakers don't want a road-mobile ICBM replacement doesn't mean the Trump administration agrees:
The Trump administration wants to retain the option to develop a road-mobile variant of the new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, objecting to legislation that would extend through 2030 the current statutory ban on truck-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles -- which are more difficult for an adversary to target than silo-based weapons.
The Navy hasn't quite abandoned the idea of procuring a system that would defend aircraft carriers against enemy torpedoes:
The Navy intends to award a contract to refresh a system aimed at protecting aircraft carriers from incoming torpedoes.
Two upcoming United Launch Alliance missions have been delayed:
The Air Force has delayed two upcoming United Launch Alliance missions after discovering an anomaly with a component shared by the company's Delta IV and Atlas V rockets.
The head of Army Futures Command briefed reporters at the Pentagon this morning:
Gen. Mike Murray, head of Army Futures Command, said today the command will be fully operationally capable as of July 31, just over a year since its creation.
Army Futures Command is looking to engage more with small businesses to achieve its goals.
The Air Force now estimates the cost to install 93 Family of Beyond-Line-of-Sight Force Element Terminals on certain aircraft to be $3.8 billion:
The Air Force has approved an acquisition strategy to buy at least 93 Family of Beyond-Line-of-Sight Force Element Terminals for an estimated cost of $3.8 billion, years after budget constraints drove the service to separate the airborne terminal acquisition effort from the overall program.
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord this week spoke about the administration's opposition to Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system:
The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer says it will cost between $500 million and $600 million to relocate the supply chain for more than 900 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts out of Turkey after the country's expulsion from the program.
The nominees to be the next defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff aren't wild about the idea to reorganize the Strategic Capabilities Office:
At the prompting of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the presumptive next defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff both declined to endorse a controversial reorganization of the Strategic Capabilities Office under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, pledging to review the proposed change.