FRC Contract Boost. The Coast Guard plans to raise the contract ceiling with Bollinger Shipyards for its Fast Response Cutters by from 26 to 32 to accommodate demand for the 154-foot patrol craft for U.S. military needs in Southwest Asia. Bollinger built 32 FRCs under the original contract and the ...

Unmanned Vs. Russia. The commander of Naval Forces Europe-Africa and NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Adm. James Foggo, said unmanned aircraft can help U.S. and allied NATO forces maintain a competitive edge against Russia in the Atlantic and Arctic theaters. Speaking at a Defense Writers ...

GBSD Bids: Northrop Grumman Only. Northrop Grumman is the only company to bid on the potentially $25 billion contract to build and deploy the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). The company confirmed Friday, at the deadline to submit bids, that it put in an offer with the Air Force Nuclear ...

2021 Budget. The Defense Department continues to anticipate it will receive less funding in the fiscal year 2021 budget than it requested or received in the last two years, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood told Congress Thursday. “We’re planning for something that will be flat,” ...

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Trump Signs CR. President Trump signed off on extending the continuing resolution through Dec. 20 on Thursday night, after the Senate passed it earlier that day and the House passed it earlier in the week. The bill gives Congress just one more month – and currently only eight legislative days ...