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Defense Daily, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Vol. 275, Issue 41

Air Force Selection Of L3 For Compass Call Replacement Upheld By GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) last Friday denied a protest by Boeing [BA] over the selection of L3 Technologies [LLL] earlier this year for a new electronic-attack aircraft without hosting a competition.L3 is responsible for the current EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, which is a modified version of Lockheed Martin [LMT] C-130 transport. L3 has responsibility…

Orbital Launches Sixth Minotaur IV Rocket, Deploys Air Force Satellite

Orbital ATK [OA] successfully launched its sixth Minotaur IV space launch vehicle on Aug. 26, sending an Air Force satellite, the Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5), into low-Earth orbit. The Minotaur IV rocket took off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 46 at 2:04 a.m., then deployed the ORS-5 satellite 28 minutes…

Japan Moves Patriot Missile Defense To Practice Against North Korean Attack

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) plans to temporarily deploy Patriot missile defense batteries to U.S. installations in Japan for the next two weeks as practice for responding to North Korean missile threats, U.S. Forces Japan said last Friday.The bases that will support the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) batteries for one-day deployments include Yokota Air…

Top HASC Democrat Dings DoD For 'Rushing' Nuke Missile Contracts

The Pentagon should not have rushed to hand out more than $1 billion in contracts to modernize U.S. nuclear missiles before the Donald Trump administration completes the Nuclear Posture Review it started in January, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said Sunday.“We should not be doubling down on these legacy nuclear modernization…

U.S. Africa Command Seeking Commercial ISR Solutions

The United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) is seeking commercial Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions to assist with ground station processing and data collection.The Request for Information (RFI) was posted on Aug. 25 and contractor proposals for commercial off the shelf ISR solutions will be accepted starting September 1.USAFRICOM is also seeking Processing Exploitation and…