Loading...

Follow Defense Daily Network on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
or

Valid

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) earlier this month denied two protests by L3Harris Technologies [LHX] of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contract award to Smiths Detection for the first tranche of new scanning systems to screen carry-on bags at airport checkpoints. The rejection of the protests means that Smiths Detection, which is part of Britain’s […]

The post GAO Denies L3Harris Protests Of Advanced Checkpoint Scanner Contract To Smiths appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The Army is looking to 2023 to field initial capabilities for its major long-range precision fires (LRPF) programs, including the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) and a hypersonic strategic weapon, while acknowledging upcoming challenges to ensure mobility for the signature systems and finalize plans for a first-of-its kind auto-loader.  Col. John Rafferty, director of the LRPF […]

The post Army Sets It Sights On 2023 For Major Long Range Precision Fires Programs appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Test pilot Bill Fell was zooming southward, approaching Sikorsky’s [LMT] runway outside West Palm Beach, Florida, at about 190 knots when he decided that was as fast as the S-97 Raider should fly for spectators below. The aircraft was vibrating in a way that felt different, owing to a new piece of vibration-control software loaded […]

The post The First Public Flight of Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Naval Sea Systems Command released a notice on July 17 that it intends to issue a solicitation for AN/SLQ-25 Torpedo Countermeasure Transmitting Sets, called NIXIE, electro-acoustic towed torpedo countermeasures. The NIXIE systems are part of the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) program, which aimed to provide independent torpedo protection to aircraft carriers before it was […]

The post Navy To Solicit NIXIE Torpedo Countermeasures appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The Navy on Thursday said it intends to issue a sole source solicitation to Perspecta for another half-year contract extension of the legacy Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract. In a FedBizOpps notice, the Navy said the extension will provide continuation of services Perspecta currently provides for six more months of end-user hardware (EUHW), lasting […]

The post Another Half-Year NGEN Extension appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Budget Talks. SAC Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Thursday that negotiators from the White House, Senate and House are close to “sealing a deal” to avoid triggering automatic spending cuts in FY ’20. “We hear that tremendous progress has been made and they have agreed basically in principle,” he told reporters on Capitol Hill. However, […]

The post Defense Watch: Budget Talks, KC-46 Review, U.K. P-8s, Election Threat Adviser appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The Army will award a production contract for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023, with the competition to remain open for vendors that do not participate in the upcoming prototype phase headed for a downselect decision next March.  Officials from the Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional […]

The post Army To Hold Open Competition For OMFV Production Phase, Award Scheduled For FY ’23 appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The Army’s new modernization-focused Futures Command will announce on July 31 it has reached full operational capability (FOC), the command’s leader said Thursday. Gen. Mike Murray, head of Army Futures Command (AFC), told reporters the decision arrives after meeting a series of criteria for manning and facilities and the transition of several subordinate commands, as […]

The post Army Futures Command To Announce It’s Reached Full Operational Capability appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Problems related to the ongoing grounding of airlines’ fleets of Boeing’s [BA] 737 MAX passenger airplanes led the company on Thursday to announce it will take a $4.9 billion after-tax charge in its second quarter financial results, which will be released on July 24. The charge will chop $8.74 earnings per share from the bottom […]

The post 737 MAX Woes Lead Boeing To Record $4.9 Billion Charge, Hit To Sales appeared first on Defense Daily.

  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

As expected, President Trump on Thursday officially nominated Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to be the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Gilday currently serves as director of the Joint Staff. If confirmed, he will succeed CNO Adm. John Richardson, who by law must step down by Sept. 17. A Senate Armed Services Committee staff member […]

The post Gilday Formally Nominated As CNO appeared first on Defense Daily.

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview