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Brig. Gen. Stephen Maranian: Army Eyes Long-Range Precision Fires Tech Demo in 2 Years

The U.S. Army plans to demonstrate precision-strike missiles, ramjet projectiles, hypersonics and other technologies under the Long-Range Precision Fires program within the next two years, Defense News reported Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Stephen Maranian, LRPF cross-functional team lead, told the publication in a Monday interview that the service needs to upgrade …

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Army to Update Target Surveillance & Acquisition System

The U.S. Army will install upgrades into a target surveillance and acquisition system designed to boost target identification accuracy and protect scouts while searching for targets, Army Times reported Monday. Army researchers are working to update the Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System with a third-generation forward-looking infrared radar. The Raytheon-built LRAS3 …

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NIST Backs University-Led Computing, Storage Material Research Effort

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded initial funds to support a Purdue University-led research project that seeks to develop new semiconductor materials for storage and novel computing applications. NIST said Friday the New Materials for Logic, Memory and Interconnects effort will explore technologies to support innovation within the U.S. semiconductor …

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Lockheed Exec John Rood Confirmed as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

The Senate voted 81-7 Wednesday to confirm John Rood, formerly vice president for international sales at Lockheed Martin, as defense undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rood will fill the third top civilian role at the Defense Department with responsibility over homeland defense, arms control, assessment of war plans, bilateral …

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Report: Japan’s 2018 Defense Budget Includes $1.2B for Ballistic Missile Defense

Japan has approved a $45.8 billion defense budget for the year beginning April 1, including $1.2 billion for ballistic missile defense programs, Reuters reported Friday. The budget will fund purchases of the Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptors; updates for the Patriot missile batteries; and preparations for the establishment of two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, …

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