• Defense Watch
    Budget Uncertainty. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said it is unclear how Congress will keep the government funded when the current continuing resolution (CR) runs out Dec. 8. “I don’t see how this ends,” Smith said Nov. 15 at a special operations policy forum. “Increasingly, there are people […] The post Def […]
  • DoD Weighing ‘Potential Improvements’ In Cruise Missile Defense
    The U.S. Department of Defense is considering “potential improvements in cruise missile defense” as part of its ballistic missile defense review, according to a nominee for a high-level Pentagon job. “If confirmed, I look forward to participating in this review and examining potential additional capabilities,” said John Rood, President Donald Trump’s pick to […]
  • State Department Approves $10.5 Billion Deal With Poland For Patriot Missile Defense System
    The State Department has approved a possible $10.5 billion deal with Poland for the sale of a Patriot missile defense system. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale for  Raytheon’s [RTN] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Patriot Configuration-3+ system to Poland, which includes radar s […]
  • Lockheed Martin Hands Control Of MUOS-5 Satellite To Navy
    Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite program Office handed over operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) communications satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) on Oct. 11 following an earlier propulsion problem, the company said Thursday. The handover was the last obstacle and no […]
  • NATO Briefs Industry On Over $817 Million In Air And Missile Defense Opportunities
    The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on Nov. 13 briefed North American and European industry on over $817 million in upcoming air and missile defense program business opportunities in 2018 and later, the alliance said. The NCI Agency said that projected requirements for the next decade could further “significantly increase” that initial estim […]
  • Kaspersky Products On Systems Of 15 Percent Of Federal Civilian Agencies, DHS Official Says
    Preliminary findings of a mandatory review of federal computer networks for the presence of a Russian-made anti-virus software that may actually pose an information security risk show that the products are on computer systems of about 15 percent of civilian agencies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official disclosed on Nov. 14. So far, 94 […] The po […]