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Defense Watch: Army in Asia, AUKUS, GLSDB, FireNet


Southeast Asia. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said on Dec. 1 there is desire for the service to expand its Indo-Pacific region access and basing arrangements further into Southeast Asia. During remarks in which Wormuth said the Army may be “the linchpin service for the joint force” during a ...

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Navy/USMC

The Navy is planning to host a workshop in February with industry and academia to explore and better understand the state of unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) system capabilities and identify areas for additional research. According to a request for information (RFI) released on Nov. 30, the Unmanned ...

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Air Force

Given that Boeing‘s [BA] fixed-price contract for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker is more than a decade-old, the U.S. Air Force will almost assuredly not alter the arrangement to cost-plus, but the service is looking to apply lessons learned from the contract to future ones. Last month, Boeing said ...

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said Thursday it put together the first war-ready B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb on Nov. 23, paving the way to create an estimated 480 of the weapons, which will homogenize four existing variants of the bomb.  The agency “anticipates starting ...

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Cyber

Following an initial set of cybersecurity requirements for airline and airport operators, the Transportation Security Administration will mandate another round of security protocols to include self-assessments and incident response plans, an agency official said on Thursday. Previously, TSA ...