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Defense Daily, Monday, July 2, 2018, Vol. 278, Issue 62

Defense Watch: Hardware Fund, Autonomous Vehicles, AFCYBER

Hardware Fund. Pentagon technology chief Michael Griffin says he backs a congressional proposal to provide $150 million to encourage private-sector investment in hardware technologies that might be useful to the Defense Department. The proposal is included in the Senate-passed version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill. “I worked with some of the folks…

Australia Picks BAE For New $26 Billion Frigate Program

Australia said on Friday it selected Britain’s BAE Systems to build its nine next-generation anti-submarine frigates in its SEA 5000 program, a program worth up to $26 billion to design, build, and support the ships.BAE offered a variant of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the Global Combat Ship-Australia, to be the new frigates and Australia said…

Sikorsky Says S-97 Raider Fits Army's Reconnaissance Requirements

 Sikorsky's [LMT] S-97 Raider, after flight testing commenced last week, participated in the U.S. Army's industry day June 25 on its draft solicitation for a new attack reconnaissance aircraft.The Army June 22 said in a draft solicitation the “Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype (FARA CP) seeks to design, build, and test technically mature aircraft in an…

Marine Corps Expanding Network Access In The Air With New System On Osprey

The Marine Corps is beginning to field its Networking on the Move (NOTM) communication system on its MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft as it looks to expand access to its tactical network in the air, officials said on Thursday.The NOTM-Airborne Increment II, which gives up to five users full access to the tactical communication applications, is…