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DHS Plans Testing Program In 2019 For Counter UAS Systems

With new legislation opening the door for testing, evaluating and eventually deploying systems to mitigate threats from unmanned aircraft systems that can be purchased commercially, the Department of Homeland Security plans to begin evaluating related technologies and systems in 2019.Sandia National Laboratories, on behalf of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, on Monday issued a…

Trump Remains Bullish on Saudi Arms Sales As Lawmakers Push Bill to Restrict Them

President Trump appears to remain steadfast in his support for Saudi Arabia and committed to pursuing foreign military sales to Riyadh for fear of competition from peer adversaries in a new statement issued Tuesday.In a written statement, the Trump administration lauded the U.S.-Saudi relationship and emphasized the $110 billion in military equipment from companies including…

McCaul Sees Bipartisan Cyber Effort In Next Congress For Grid Security, New International Norms

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the outgoing chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and likely top Republican on the next Foreign Affairs Committee, said he will look to push for electrical grid security reforms and the formation of an international cyber doctrine in the face of growing threats from nation-state actors.McCaul told attendees at a…

Air Force’s First GPS III Satellite Scheduled for Launch in Mid-December

The Air Force’s first GPS III satellite has been scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Dec. 19, the service’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) said Monday.The launch was previously scheduled for Dec. 15, but was pushed back to accommodate a NASA resupply mission to the International Space Station on…

New VH-92 Presidential Helo Performed Test Landings at White House In September

With surprisingly little notice or fanfare, a developmental VH-92 Presidential Helicopter flew from Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland in September and landed on the White House South Lawn.The Sikorsky [LMT] VH-92A helicopter conducted landing and take-off testing at the White House South Lawn on Sep. 22, 2018, according to Navy Air Systems Command.…

Lockheed Martin Gets Another $282 Million For MMSC

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] another $282 million undefinitized modification on Nov. 16 for more long-lead-time material and detail design to build four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships in a sale to Saudi Arabia.The MMSC is based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin. The Navy…