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You’re Going To Need A Bigger Gun: BAE Pitches 40mm For Stryker, Bradley

Aware the Army wants bigger guns for its combat vehicles, BAE Systems is pitching its CT40 cannon and cased-telescoped ammunition for service officials during a live-fire demonstration this week at Fort Benning, Ga. BAE hasn’t settled on a turret integrator with which it will offer the cannon to the Army, so Wednesday’s demonstration will be […]

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GD Holds Firm On Price For CSRA Despite Higher Counteroffer By CACI

General Dynamics [GD] late Sunday night said it is sticking with the terms of its $9.6 billion cash offer to acquire CSRA, Inc. [CSRA] despite a nearly $10.4 billion unsolicited bid by CACI International [CACI] for CSRA consisting of stock and cash. GD said its offer, which was agreed to by CSRA in February, is […]

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DISA’s $17.5 Billion ENCORE III IT Suite Ready For DoD Use

The Department of Defense’s information systems agency has finalized a potentially $17.5 billion deal with 20 companies for its ENCORE III information technology suite. The Defense Information Systems Agency’s ENCORE III is now available to DoD and its federal partners to utilize a full range of open large business IT suites, ranging from engineering develop […]

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DoD Taking Fresh Look At Proposed Space Corps

The Department of Defense, which opposed a congressional proposal last year to create a space corps within the Air Force Department, is taking another look at the idea, according to a DoD official. The examination is part of a broader, congressionally mandated review of options that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is leading to ensure […]

A Lockheed Martin engineer uses a mobile device with an advanced management information system to help perform maintenance inside a gunnery combat training simulator. Photo credit: Lockheed Martin (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Receives $3.5 Billion Deal To Support Army Training Systems

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a seven-year, $3.5 billion contract from the Army to provide logistics and support services for over 300,000 training components and systems, the company said Friday. Under the deal, Lockheed Martin will support the Army’s Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) program, including providing mobile devices to improve the readiness […]

The future USS Tulsa (LCS-16) Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship is launched in Mobile, Ala. in March 2016. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

LCS-16 Finishes Acceptance Trials

The future Littoral Combat Ship USS Tulsa (LCS-16) completed acceptance trials on March 9 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Navy said on Friday. Acceptance trials are the final major milestone before a ship is delivered to the Navy. The trails are conducted in-port and while underway to demonstrate capabilities to the Navy’s Board of […]


CBP Official Says Mix Of Infrastructure, Technology And People Best For Border Security

Although performance metrics are still lacking for determining the effectiveness of specific types of investments in border security, history has shown that a mix of technology, physical infrastructure and personnel are effective in curbing illegal border activity, a senior Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official said last week. “We know over the history of CBP […]

A KC-46A tanker is refueled by a second KC-46 for the first time, as seen from the tanker’s air refueling operator station. (Boeing photo)

Air Force Says KC-46A Tanker Has Two New Glitches

The U.S. Air Force says its KC-46A tanker program recently learned that two of the plane’s systems — the Centerline Drogue System (CDS) and the Remote Vision System (RVS) – are not yet meeting performance requirements. The CDS is a hose-and-drogue refueling system attached to the belly of the fuselage. The RVS is a camera […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding president Brian Cuccias speaks to reporters in front of the future USS Tripoli (LHA-7). (Photo: Defense Daily)

Ingalls Shipyard Says It’s Ready To Build More Ships

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII]  Ingalls Shipyard has room to produce more ships and likes the Navy’s plan to increase the fleet to 355 ships, according to the shipyard’s president Brian Cuccias. “I think it’s fantastic. We look forward to being able to deliver on the Navy’s increased demands. The 355-ship Navy that’s […]