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Budget Uncertainty. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said it is unclear how Congress will keep the government funded when the current continuing resolution (CR) runs out Dec. 8. “I don’t see how this ends,” Smith said Nov. 15 at a special operations policy forum. “Increasingly, there are people…

DoD Weighing ‘Potential Improvements’ In Cruise Missile Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense is considering “potential improvements in cruise missile defense” as part of its ballistic missile defense review, according to a nominee for a high-level Pentagon job.“If confirmed, I look forward to participating in this review and examining potential additional capabilities,” said John Rood, President Donald Trump’s pick to be undersecretary of…

State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System

The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for  Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar sets, engagement…

Lockheed Martin Hands Control Of MUOS-5 Satellite To Navy

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite program Office handed over operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) communications satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) on Oct. 11 following an earlier propulsion problem, the company said Thursday.The handover was the last obstacle and now allows for Army Forces…