• Defense Watch
    Many Markups. Three of the four congressional defense panels plan to mark up their respective annual defense bills during the last week in June. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee is scheduled to meet behind closed doors late June 26 to consider the fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations bill. On the same day, the Senate […] The post […]
  • DoD Innovation Unit Funding Small Imaging Satellites
    The first space project of the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) involves funding commercial small satellites that are designed to collect synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, according to a DIUx official. “When we started, there were zero U.S. commercial providers of SAR,” said Air Force Col. Steven Butow, West Coast military lead for DIUx […]
  • NATO Pushes Members To Improve Cyber Hygiene And Collaboration At Exercise
    Leaders at a NATO cyber training exercise in Poland are urging member nations to improve cyber hygiene and move towards increased collaboration in the face of growing threats to network systems, according to Johan Goossens, branch head for the organization’s Allied Command Transformation, Technology & Human Factors Branch. NATO is holding its annual Coal […]
  • General Dynamics: Fault Radios For Army Network Vulnerabilities, Not WIN-T
    TAUNTON, Mass. – Recent public criticism of the Army’s battlefield communications network is not unfounded, but fault likely should reside with the range and security of tactical radios rather than the satellite-based system that drew fire from senior Army officials and lawmakers. The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, is under scrutiny becau […]
  • Raytheon Restarts SM-2 Production For International Customers
    Raytheon [RTN] is restarting its Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) production line after four international customers pooled $650 million in funds for a bundle purchase in foreign military sales (FMS), the company said last Wednesday. The Netherlands, Japan, Australia, and South Korea are purchasing over 280 SM-2 Block IIIA and IIIB missiles with deliveries set to s […]
  • Raytheon And Kongsberg Offer Navy Over-The-Horizon Missile Proposal
    Raytheon [RTN] and Norway’s Kongsberg Gruppen are offering their Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and future frigates over-the-horizon (OTH) missile requirement, the companies confirmed last Wednesday. The team confirmed their offer will meet today’s proposal deadline. The companies first announced they would work tog […]