PREMIUM: USN has 2023 delivery date in mind for Project Overmatch
The USN wants to accelerate the rollout of a new fleet architecture using AI and manned-unmanned teaming to enable distributed maritime operations.
PREMIUM: Confident MDA accelerates hypersonic defence effort
Glide Phase Interceptor could be fielded by the end of this decade as a DoD programme of record, if industry response is positive.
PREMIUM: Boeing strives to climb out of Pegasus money pit
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.
PREMIUM: OMFV inches towards five-way contest
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 ...
5th May 2020
The Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) programme cleared a major hurdle in April, when the USN awarded Textron a $386 million contract for a new batch of ...
4th May 2020
The USAF has announced plans to commence a hypersonic cruise missile prototype programme on behalf of the DoD, in an effort to foster a scramjet ...
1st May 2020
The USAF has launched a campaign to enter the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) market, setting a goal to have 30 flying cars in ...
27th April 2020
The USAF plans to upgrade B-1 Lancer bombers (pictured) to carry substantial loads of some of the most advanced long-range munitions in the US inventory, ...
20th April 2020
The US Army has unveiled details of its new competition for developing an Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), including plans to entice foreign industry participation ...
3rd April 2020
Raytheon has locked in $2.1 billion in orders for Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptors, in a watershed development that marks the first time the ...
18th March 2020
The US military is preparing a crucial flight test of a hypersonic weapon this spring, as part of a ramped-up campaign to develop and field ...