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Navy/USMC By Rich Abott

Navy May Integrate Link-16 Into MQ-8C Late

The Navy is not certain if it will stay on target to integrate Link-16 into the Northrop Grumman [NOC] MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter fleet by fiscal year 2023 due to budgetary issues, an official said Tuesday. “We have a little bit of budgetary uncertainty for the Link-16, so I am not ...

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The White House Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday released a new strategy setting new standards for federal departments and agencies to move to a zero-trust architecture to secure their networks, information systems and data. A zero-trust architecture will also help with rapid detection ...

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Air Force

Bell Helicopter Textron [TXT] said on Jan. 26 that its plant in Amarillo, Texas has completed the first nacelle improvements on a U.S. Air Force CV-22 special operations helicopter by a Bell/Boeing [BA] team. The upgrade is “to improve the wiring components within the nacelles and to change ...

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General Dynamics [GD] on Wednesday posted top and bottom-line declines in its fourth quarter but for all of 2021 sales and earnings were higher. Major positives in the quarter and for the year included strong orders for the company’s Gulfstream business jets and robust free cash flow. Net income ...