5th Fleet LCS. The head of 5th Fleet said he expects his command to get an odd-numbered Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in 2022. “Planning’s underway for that, we’ll see what the timing looks like but I think we’re in a much better position today than we were last year and I’m ...

Lockheed Martin [LMT] this week said it is packaging a laser weapon system that is set to be installed on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Preble (DDG-88) this year. The company’s High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system completed testing at Wallops ...

New DSCA Director. James Hursch has been named the new director of the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Hursch officially took office on Jan. 2, leading the agency dedicated to overseeing the billions of dollars in annual foreign military sales. “I am confident that DSCA ...

Editor’s Note


This is the last issue of Defense Daily in 2021. Your next issue will be dated Jan. 4, 2022. Happy Holidays! ...