This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Space Enterprise Consortium, the Navy's Information Warfare Research Project and more.
The Space and Missile Systems Center is delaying its formal selection of the National Security Technology Accelerator as the manager for the Space Enterprise Consortium following a Nov. 24 ruling against the company by a district court judge:
The Space and Missile Systems Center anticipates delays to new Space Enterprise Consortium solicitations as the Space Force continues its review of the incoming consortium manager, the National Security Technology Accelerator, in light of a recent Texas court decision involving the company.
Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM and Spin Systems have received information warfare contracts:
The Navy has awarded contracts to three companies for Information Warfare Research Project prototype production.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency still has to validate the Gremlins drone's recovery system -- designed to retrieve the vehicle mid-flight from a manned aircraft -- and then begin a new round of tests proving its operational utility:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is in discussions with several military organizations to eventually take over its Gremlins drone program, but recent setbacks have delayed any transition to 2023 at the earliest.
The Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2021 includes an increase of $106 million for an upgrade of the new Aegis ballistic missile interceptor that was not included as part of the Missile Defense Agency's original budget request:
The Missile Defense Agency has secured a more than $200 million boost for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor in fiscal year 2021, partially satisfying its No. 1 unfunded requirement that will be roughly divided between the Aegis guided missile's development and procurement accounts.
GM Defense remains interested in the Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle follow-on contract:
GM Defense hopes to grow further after it won its first major Army contract in June, Jeff Ryder, the company's vice president for growth and strategy, said during a recent interview with Inside Defense.