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Defense Daily, Monday, May 21, 2018, Vol. 278, Issue 33

Newsletter Defense Watch: LCS, JSF Amendments, SASC Markup, S-97 Flying By Calvin Biesecker Amendments Galore. House members have submitted more than 500 amendments for potential consideration when the full House takes up the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill. One amendment, by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would block the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters […]

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NATO To Announce Nearly $1 Billion In New Defense Work, Cyber Agreements At Berlin Conference

NATO is set to preview nearly $1 billion in new contract opportunities and sign four bilateral cyber threat information sharing agreements with international industry partners at its upcoming defense conference in Berlin the week of May 21. Officials at NITEC 18, organized by NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency, will provide an overview of the […]

The X-47B touches down on an aircraft carrier for the first time in July 2013. Photo: U.S. Navy

Navy Disestablishes DASN Unmanned Systems

The U.S. Navy has disestablished the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems (DASN UxS) a mere two and a half years after standing it up in October 2015. Assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RDA) James Geurts marked DASN UxS as disestablished effective May 7, according to […]

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Cyber Command’s Mission Forces Reach Full Operational Capability

All of Cyber Command’s operational teams have reached full operational capability four months ahead of schedule after the Air Force’s 33 teams reached the mark on May 11. The Air Force’s Cyber Mission Force units joined the Army, Navy and Marine Corps in meeting the fully manned designation and the Cyber Command’s 133-team, 6,200-person unit […]

The future Arleigh Burke-class USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) guided-missile destroyer during builder’s seat trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

GD Bath Iron Works Reaches Two Navy Vessel Milestones

Last week General Dynamics’ [GD] Bath Iron Works (BIW) marked milestones for two U.S. Navy vessels: the keel laying of the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) and the starts of fabrication of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG-124). DDG-118 is named after World War II Medal of Honor recipient and […]

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Air Force Resisting ‘Requirements Creep’ As It Assesses Light-Attack Planes

The Air Force, which is evaluating potential candidates for a fleet of light-attack aircraft, is trying to avoid adding unnecessary requirements that could hamper its work, a service official said May 18. The Air Force is assessing existing, “off-the-shelf” planes that require “only minor modifications” at most, said James Dunn, deputy director for plans, programs and requirements […]

Defense Watch: LCS, JSF Amendments, SASC Markup, S-97 Flying

Amendments Galore. House members have submitted more than 500 amendments for potential consideration when the full House takes up the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill. One amendment, by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would block the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Turkey unless the U.S. president certifies that Turkey is not engaging in […]

The Marine Corps' first CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. (Photo by Dan Parsons)

Hail To The King: Marine Corps’ First CH-53K Lands At New River

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. – A light drizzle cleared just in time for the Marine Corps newest helicopter to land, five hours and one refueling stop from the Palm Beach facility where it was built. The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, arrived a day later than planned because a tropical storm warning kept […]

Defense Daily, Friday, May 18, 2018, Vol. 278, Issue 32

Newsletter Air Force May Seek Funding Shift For New ICBM By Marc Selinger The U.S. Air Force may ask Congress to move around previously approved funds for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) because the program is running ahead of schedule, according to service officials. GBSD “is on schedule. In fact, it’s actually a little […]