Archive: Market Sectors

Don Sando, deputy to the commanding general of the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence, speaks at the Eurosatory conference in Paris. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Looking For Industry Solutions To Expand Soldier Control Of Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles

PARIS–The Army is actively looking to industry for new robotics capabilities to tether unmanned ground and air systems, including tools to allow soldiers control over multiple autonomous vehicles from one system. Don Sando, deputy to commanding general of the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence, told attendees at the Eurosatory conference here last week that the […]

The International Space Station. Photo: NASA

Senate Panel Backs Space Station Funding Beyond 2025

The Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) has rebuffed the Trump administration’s proposal to end federal funding for the International Space Station (ISS) by 2025. In a new report explaining its fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill, the committee said it supports maintaining ISS funding “beyond 2025 until a viable alternative exists to achieve NASA’s […]

Mi-17 helicopters operated by the 2nd Wing of the Afghan National Army Air Force take off at Multinational Base Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2013. (U.S. Army photo/Released)

Report: Switching From Russian To U.S. Helicopters Undercuts Afghan Capability

Afghanistan’s military is fielding UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that lack the lift capacity and flight capabilities of the Russian Mi-17s it currently flies, which are also simpler to fly and maintain than the U.S.-made aircraft, according to a U.S. Defense Department watchdog report. The Defense Department is replacing the Mi-17 with Black Hawks to provide […]

Senate Could Clear DoE to Start Developing New Nukes Without Congressional Clearance

The Department of Energy could be allowed to develop new nuclear warheads, or modify existing ones, without permission from Congress, after the Senate on Thursday defeated an amendment to its 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The version of the defense policy bill pending before the Senate would still authorize $65 million in 2019 spending […]

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying distinguished visitors arrive for Army Day 2018, Feb. 9, 2018, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. Army Day was the opening event for U.S. Central Command’s Component Commanders Conference that allowed U.S. Army Central to showcase the Army’s capabilities at the theater level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

Army Safety Chief: No Link Between Flight Hours, Fatal Mishaps

There is no direct correlation between how much time U.S. Army pilots get in the cockpit and the recent spike in catastrophic non-combat mishaps, according to the service’s safety director. “Our data do not indicate a correlation between the execution of flight hours and mishaps,” Brig. Gen. David Francis, commander of the Army combat readiness […]

Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) prepare an MK-48 inert training torpedo during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael C. Barton/Released).

Aerojet Rocketdyne Wins ONR Phase 1 Torpedo Propulsion Program, Lockheed Martin Wins MK48 Maintenance Contract

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is moving ahead with its Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) program as it awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne [AJRD] a $2.6 million Phase I contract to develop a prototype torpedo propulsion system, the company said Tuesday. TAPS aims to improve the engine efficiency of the U.S. Navy’s Mk 48 heavyweight torpedo. […]

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Senator Slams Upcoming Move Of F-35 Brake Work To Turkey

Honeywell [HON], which makes brake components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in South Bend, Ind., plans to move that work to Turkey this summer, drawing criticism from the state’s senior U.S. senator. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) said on the Senate floor late June 13 that if U.S.-Turkish relations continue to deteriorate, he is concerned […]

BAE's CV90 MkIV at the Eurosatory conference. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

BAE Expanding International Market For CV90, Beowulf, Vehicle Options For Archer Howitzer

PARIS–BAE SYSTEMS’ CV90 and Beowulf combat vehicles and Archer artillery system are receiving increased interest from the Army and international partners, including the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, officials told Defense Daily Wednesday. BAE showcased the latest MkIV version of its CV90 vehicle, built by the company’s Hagglunds subsidiary, for the first time at this […]