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Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5), is recently nominated to be the commander of the U.S. 2nd Fleet. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Lewis Tapped For 2nd Fleet

Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis has been nominated as the commander of the newly reestablished U.S. 2nd Fleet, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Lewis currently serves as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy (N3/N5) and began the position in August 2017. This new position includes the reappointment as a three-star admiral. Lewis […]

Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile. Photo: Lockheed Martin

Senate Dems Introduce Amendment to Strip Low-Yield Warhead From NDAA

A group of Senate Democrats led by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants to strip funding for a new low-yield nuclear warhead out of the Senate’s 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and use the money to develop a plan to help verify North Korea’s nuclear disarmament, should that ever happen. Markey introduced his amendment to […]

Maintenance staff inspect one of the 10 Luke AFB F-35s sent to Nellis AFB for a training deployment, April 15, 2015. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

Senate Aims To Keep Tabs On F-35 Sustainment Costs

The U.S. Senate has approved a proposal that would require the Pentagon to regularly brief lawmakers on efforts to contain sustainment costs for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The measure would require that the Department of Defense, in its quarterly F-35 program briefings to the congressional defense panels, include “an assessment of efforts to ensure […]

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on April 14, 2017, after returning from builder's sea trials. (Photo by U.S. Navy)

GAO: Delays and Rising Prices Mar Navy Shipbuilding In Last Decade

The Navy has had persistently poor shipbuilding outcomes, schedule delays, and cost overruns over the past decade because policy and processes allow the service to deviate from best practices, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says. Reviewing and updating a decade’s worth of reports and recommendations, the GAO found that the Navy has fallen […]

Thales official demonstrates the company's new private defense cloud solution. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Thales Launches First Private Defense Cloud Solution For Land Forces

PARIS–France’s Thales launched the first private defense cloud solution for land forces on Monday, which aims to deliver full connectivity in degraded battlefield environments and is expected to be delivered in 2019. Thales’ unveiled its Nexium Defence Cloud solution at the Eurosatory conference in Paris, where it demonstrated the system’s software-enabled, “all-in-one-box” capability that can […]

AMPV.
Photo: BAE Systems.

BAE Readying For Imminent Army AMPV Order, Final Marine Corps ACV Decision

PARIS–BAE SYSTEMS officials are looking to move past testing phases for two design vehicles in anticipation of two imminent award announcements for an expected Army contract for Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles to Europe and a final decision on the Marines’ Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) program, officials told Defense Daily Monday. The Army’s order for up to […]

Christopher Pyne, Australia's minister for defence industry, (middle) joins Rheinmetall for launch of the Automated Load Handling System. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Rheinmetall Launches Australian Defense Industry Partnership With Automated Truck Loading System

PARIS–Germany’s Rheinmetall launched its first product Monday out of a new partnership with the Australian defense industry, showcasing its first automated loading system for military trucks. Rheinmetall officials at the Eurosatory conference here presented the Automated Load Handling System (ALHS), made by Australia’s Supashock for the German manufacturer’s HX 8×8 truck, which is designed to […]

U.S. Army Gen. Robert B. Abrams, center, Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces Command, leads a panel of discussion about the next generation combat vehicle during the Association of the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama, Mar. 26, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Wade)

Five Cities Merit Visits From Army Before It Chooses Futures Command HQ

A list of 15 cities that could host a headquarters for the Army’s new Futures Command has been whittled to five, of which two still await visits from an information-gathering team ahead of potential in-person stopovers by the number-two uniformed and civilian service officials. Ten cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New […]

A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.  Photo: Boeing.

Boeing Awarded Super Hornet Contract

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Boeing [BA] a $862 million contract modification to procure 15 F/A-18E single-seat and three F/A-18F dual-seat Lot 42 full rate production Super Hornets for the Navy. Work will mostly occur in El Segundo, Calif., (41 percent), and St. Louis (22 percent) and is expected to be finished by […]