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Navy Conducts USS Milwaukee Live-Fire Exercise With Surface-to-Surface Missiles

The U.S. Navy has conducted a live-fire missile exercise with USS Milwaukee, concluding the first phase of the surface-to-surface missile module developmental testing under the Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules program. The Freedom variant LCS launched four longbow Hellfire missiles to inshore craft targets in a simulated complex warfighting scenario, during the test that took …

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CBO: House Panel’s FY 2019 Defense Bill Would Affect Direct Spending Over 10 Years

A Congressional Budget Office report says that enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill would affect the Defense Department‘s direct spending by less than $500,000 over the next decade. CBO said Monday multiple provisions under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, or H.R. 5515, would also have “insignificant” …

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GAO: Indefinite-Delivery Orders Comprised 40% of DoD Contract Obligations in FY 2015-2017

The Government Accountability Office has found that orders placed under indefinitely-delivery contracts accounted for approximately 40 percent of the Defense Department’s contract obligations between fiscal years 2015 and 2017. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that DoD awarded about three-quarters of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to a single vendor in the …

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DARPA Tests Multi-UAS Hard Dock, Recovery System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a hard dock and recovery system as part of a program that aims to demonstrate an airborne platform to launch and recover multiple unmanned aerial systems. DARPA said Wednesday the separation and captive flight tests occurred at Yuma Proving Ground and marked a …

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