Continued coverage of the Army's latest modernization strategy leads off this Monday INSIDER Daily Digest.
In an annex to its comprehensive modernization strategy submitted to Congress last month, the Army details the work of the A-PNT cross-functional team:
The Army intends to spend $580 million from fiscal year 2020 through FY-24 on efforts to provide assured position, navigation and timing capability, according to a recent report.
Document: Army's modernization strategy (FOUO)
The Navy is nearing the end of preliminary testing of its new air-launched, anti-surface warfare missile:
The Navy has begun modeling and simulation testing for its new air-launched, anti-surface warfare missile this month, the final test event before the strike weapon heads to Navy and Air Force leadership for an early operational capability decision, according to the program manager.
The Army is interested in more interoperable systems that allow for the native exchange of data:
The Army's project manager for mission command is examining the possibility of granting coalition forces direct connection to tactical network systems, according to a service official.
The Senate Armed Services Committee recently held a hearing to consider the nominations of several people for Pentagon posts, one of which was the No. 2 official at the new research and engineering shop:
An In-Q-Tel executive nominated to serve as deputy under secretary for research and engineering said she believes there are major opportunities for the Defense Department to team with commercial technology firms backed by venture capital, but only if the government is willing to "take a back seat."
DARPA, as part of the U.S. military's campaign to develop and field a new class of ultra-fast weapons, is working with the Army on a new joint program called Operational Fires:
The Defense Department wants Army ground forces outfitted with a tactical, hypersonic boost-glide vehicle to penetrate enemy air defenses and destroy time-sensitive targets, a notional weapon that would leverage investments in an air-launched, ultra-fast missile capability for the Air Force.
Document: DARPA's OpFires proposers day notice