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Defense Daily, Tuesday, June 19, Vol. 278, Issue 53

Trump Tells DoD To Form Space Force, But Senator Says He Can't Do That

President Trump announced June 18 that he has told the Department of Defense to start forming a space force to ensure U.S. space dominance, but a key lawmaker insisted that DoD cannot proceed without congressional approval.“Very importantly, I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a…

Government Bars Contractors From Using Kaspersky Products In Support Of Contracts

The federal government last Friday issued plans to modify contracting regulations to prohibit the use of cyber security software provided by a Russian company by contractors in support of federal programs.The interim rule, issued by the Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA, “prohibits contractors from providing any hardware, software, or services developed or provided…

L-3 Receives $391 Million To Deliver Army’s Next-Gen Night Vision Binoculars

L3 Technologies [LLL] officials Monday announced a three-year, $391 million to deliver the Army’s next-generation binocular night vision goggles.The contract for L3’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), awarded in May, will meet the Army’s requirement for devices that offer improved infrared and electro-optical night vision capabilities for warfighters.“These advanced night vision capabilities reflect L3’s intense…

Rheinmetall Launches UGV Paving Way For 'Robotic Ground Task Forces'

Rheinmetall Canada’s new unmanned ground vehicle, launched last week, is expected to pave the way for future “robotic ground task force capabilities” following testing with the Germany Army this fall and first deliveries to a Middle East customer by the end of the year. The updated Mission Master Cargo UGV is intended to offer more…