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DoD: ‘Systemic Challenges’ Impede Asset Modernization for Nat’l Guard, Reserve Components

Jeff Brody

The Department of Defense found that National Guard and Reserve Components mainly rely on “cascading” legacy technologies and equipment instead of modernizing such assets, Rotor and Wing International reported Monday

The “DoD National Guard and Reserve Equipment Report for Fiscal 2020”, published in March, found that such practices were implemented in lieu of modernization due to “significant systemic challenges with the current process for funding and procurement of new technology.”

“Because the pace of competition is increasing, DoD will achieve and maintain a technological edge only by quickly translating new technology into a fielded capability,” the report stated. The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves have launched efforts to test and field situational awareness technologies for HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters.

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