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GAO: Program Delays Prevent DOD From Rolling Out Jam-Resistant GPS Tech

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A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Department of Defense (DOD) is yet to achieve widespread use of the “M-code” GPS technology due to limitations in satellite equipment to accommodate the jam-resistant capability. GAO said Tuesday that the DOD has seen delays in installing receiver equipment for satellites that will enable them to broadcast M-code signals.

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Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley: Army Needs to Decide Soon on Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commander of Army Futures Command, said the service branch may need to soon begin alterations to adopt the use of electric engines in vehicles, Military.com reported Wednesday. Wesley said the Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle may employ an upscaled version of electric motors as demonstrated by car maker Tesla.

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Trump OKs $717B Defense Spending Bill for Fiscal 2019

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …

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Marines to Equip New Tactical Vehicles With Harvested Parts

The U.S. Marine Corps’ Systems Command and Program Executive Officer Land Systems will launch a harvesting plan in 2019 to upgrade one of the service’s new tactical vehicles while saving costs. The Marine Corps said Wednesday the two commands will initially equip two variants of Oshkosh’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle …

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Army, Marines Start JLTV Operational Test & Evaluation

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have kicked efforts to test and evaluate the Oshkosh Defense-made Joint Light Tactical Vehicle platform as part of a joint military program. More than 200 government civilian, military and contractor personnel will gather data during the JLTV Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation at the Marine …

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