Navy Awards FFG(X) Conceptual Design Contracts
The U.S. Navy awarded five $15 million conceptual design (CD) contracts for the new guided missile frigate (FFG(X) program today: Austal USA, Huntington Ingalls Industreis [HII], Lockheed Martin [LMT], Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine, and General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works [GD]. The CD awards are intended to reduce the program risk by allowing industry to mature designs […]
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NPR’s New Nuke SLCM May Not Be Submarine-Launched
The Defense Department has not yet decided what platform would launch the new nuclear- armed sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM) the administration is seeking in the recent nuclear posture review (NPR), the head of U.S. Strategic Command said on Friday. Air Force Gen. John Hyten said the Pentagon’s FY ’19 budget request has a tasking to […]
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Amid Heavy Operational Tempo, Lockheed Martin Awarded Extension For National Cyber Range
Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a contract extension to continue supporting the Army’s National Cyber Range (NCR) because training demands nearly depleted the current contract ceiling. The Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) in Orlando received authorization of the Justification & Approval for the contract extension on Feb. 8. “The contract will […]
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SOCOM R&D. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) chairwoman of the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel, says she is “somewhat disappointed” that U.S. Special Operations Command’s fiscal year 2019 budget request would cut SOCOM’s research and development funding for the second year in a row. But Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas, SOCOM’s commander, […]
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Air Force Plans To Proceed With Purchasing Light-Attack Aircraft
The U.S. Air Force intends to rapidly buy a fleet of light-attack aircraft after it conducts a second round of experiments with such planes later this year, service Secretary Heather Wilson said Feb. 16. The Air Force recently updated its five-year spending plan to include a $2.4 billion “placeholder" to acquire the aircraft, Wilson told […]
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White House Says ‘Malicious Cyber Activity’ Cost US $109 Billion In 2016
Cyber-attacks cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016 and are measured in things like lost revenue, data and intellectual property, court settlements, regulatory penalties and reputational damage, says a new report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors. The most costly attacks are associated with cyber theft of intellectual […]
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