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Trump Proposes $686B for FY 2019 DoD Budget

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 would allocate $686 billion in funds for the Defense Department in support of the implementation of the National Defense Strategy and the White House’s National Security Strategy. DoD said Monday the budget request includes investments in combat aircraft, shipbuilding, ground systems, …

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DoD IG: NAVSUP Naval Radar Sustainment, Logistics Contracts Need More Performance Metrics

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has said the Naval Supply Systems Command’s weapon systems support office should apply more performance metrics into logistics contracts used to sustain a Lockheed Martin-developed naval radar system. According to an audit report published Monday,the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY‑1 Phased Array Radar performance-based logistics contracts has not incentivized support contractors Lockheed and Raytheon …

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NASA Applies Software on Mars Rover for Autonomous Target Selection

NASA has applied new software on the Curiosity Mars rover to give the robotic mission an autonomous targeting feature. The agency said Thursday Curiosity uses the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science software from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to choose targets for the laser and telescopic camera components of the rover’s Chemistry and Camera instrument. Tara Estlin, AEGIS …

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Aegis System, SM-3 Destroy Target During Test

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy sailors test-fired a Standard Missile-3 in the Pacific Ocean Thursday with an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0. system An SM-3 missile launched from the USS Lake Erie to intercept a target fired from a Kauai, Hawaii-based facility, the Defense Department said Friday. The …

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Aegis Weapon System Intercepts Ballistic Missile During Demo

The Missile Defense Agency has test-fired a new version of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, which targeted a separating short-range missile over the Pacific Ocean. MDA launched two guided Standard Missile-3’s from the USS Lake Erie to intercept the target fired from the Kauai, Hawaii-based Pacific Missile Range Facility, the …

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Rear Adm. Joseph Horn Named Integrated Warfare Systems PEO

Navy Rear Adm. Joseph Horn has been appointed program executive officer for integrated warfare systems, succeeding Rear Adm. James Syring, President Barack Obama’s nominee as the next director of the Missile Defense Agency. According to a Defense Department release, Horn currently serves as program executive for the Aegis Ballistic Missile …

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