MDA unlocks key challenge to advanced ballistic missile tracking
The US is progressing with its HBTSS project, having overcome an important obstacle.
SDA embraces its role as 'constructive disruptor'
The US Space Development Agency is working to a fast tempo as it prepares a prototype LEO constellation to deliver overarching capabilities for frontline personnel.
Unified approach motivates OPIR planning
New OPIR strategy relies on prototyping and experimentation to shape future investments.
LUSV plans face critical assessment
Will the USN have to backtrack on its plans to arm unmanned surface vessels with long-range strike missiles?
7th April 2021
USMC eyes a fleet of robotic JLTVs armed with long-range missiles to sink ships.
29th March 2021
There are two contenders for the Next Generation Interceptor programme — but no place for Ground-based Midcourse Defense system incumbent Boeing.
12th March 2021
The F-35 programme faces the double challenge of an independent technical baseline review and renewed political scrutiny.
24th February 2021
The USN wants to accelerate the rollout of a new fleet architecture using AI and manned-unmanned teaming to enable distributed maritime operations.
17th February 2021
Glide Phase Interceptor could be fielded by the end of this decade as a DoD programme of record, if industry response is positive.
12th February 2021
Head of Air Mobility Command says USAF is ‘making lemonade out of lemons’ as KC-46A programme attempts to surmount its problems by 2023-2024.
11th December 2020
Industry holds its breath for Phase 2 RfP (specifically for digital designs) on 18 December
4th December 2020
Efforts continue to place Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) firmly in the Pentagon's long-term acquisition plans.
19th November 2020
US Army intends to use Tomahawk and SM-6 to meet a key mid-range missile priority
11th November 2020
Exception to usual budgeting rules allows work to proceed on first pair of new SSBNs – but will there be implications for other USN modernisation programmes?
22nd September 2020
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has called for higher spending on shipbuilding, in order to support what he described as a ‘game-changer’ for fleet …
17th September 2020
The USAF has secretly flown a full-scale prototype of a Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) aircraft, developed and built using digital design techniques and technologies. The service …
31st August 2020
A US army air and missile defence system, which has struggled in development for more than a decade, knocked down ballistic and cruise missile targets …
7th July 2020
The US is exploring a new platform for ballistic missile defence (BMD), after the Pentagon floated the idea of using unmanned surface ships. This concept …
26th June 2020
US shipbuilders and Congress are anxiously awaiting details of the USN’s 30-year shipbuilding plan, which is already running five months late. This blueprint will propel …
13th June 2020
The Senate Armed Services Committee on 11 June approved its mark-up of the Pentagon’s FY2021 defence policy bill, authorising $740 billion for national defence spending …
11th June 2020
The USN is moving ahead with plans for a Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) and a Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) as it looks at ways of …
22nd May 2020
The Pentagon has launched a competition for a Next Generation Interceptor (NGI), as an ambitious project to overhaul the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system in the …
19th May 2020
The US DoD is bracing for a potential three-month slip to the schedules of its big-ticket weapons portfolio in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. …
10th May 2020
After $23 billion in sunk costs, more than two decades of development and nearly four years after commissioning, the USN in April took formal delivery …