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Defense Daily, Thursday, January 11, 2018, Vol. 277, Issue 7

Marines Still Seek High-Water-Speed Combat Vehicle

As it nears a decision to purchase a new amphibious combat vehicle, the Marine Corps has not given up hope of procuring a personnel carrier that can speed over water as part of a modernization effort that would bring the service in line with sister services in establishing a multi-domain combat presence.  “I just came…

House Hearing To Probe Possible Fixes For Navy Ship Woes

The House Armed Services Committee’s readiness and seapower panels plan to hold a joint hearing Jan. 18 to scrutinize how the Navy will remedy problems that led to a series of ship mishaps last year, a key congressman said Jan. 10.The hearing will examine two recent reviews of those accidents and ask the Navy how…

Design For Heavy Polar Icebreaker Will Accommodate Adding Weapons Later, Zukunft Says

Work done between the Coast Guard and the Navy on a new class of heavy polar icebreakers the Coast Guard hopes to begin buying within a year has included making reservations for space, weight and power to add offensive weapons systems at a later date if necessary, the Coast Guard’s top officer said on Wednesday.No…

Next Navy Amphib Will Feature Laser Weapon Demo, Chosen As Flagship For RIMPAC 2018

The Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, the USS Portland (LPD-27), is planned to test a new laser demonstrator as early as this fall and will also serve as the flagship in the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, an official said today.The Portland, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding, is…

Sens. Warren, Warner Introduce Bill Imposing Penalties Against Credit Agencies For Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s massive Equifax [EFX] data breach with a new bill to impose financial penalties against credit reporting agencies (CRAs) who lose consumer’s private information. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, introduced Wednesday, grants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) greater oversight…