The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest filed by Sierra Nevada over the Army’s decision not to choose any offering presented during its fixed-wing utility aircraft replacement competition.
The Navy wants 355 ships but budget trends raise questions about whether the Navy could possibly afford to operate and maintain a fleet of that size, an influential defense budget analyst said Thursday.
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday averted a government shutdown this week by passing a new funding extension to keep federal operations running for two more weeks, in the hopes of reaching a broader budget consensus before Christmas.
U-2 pilots at Beale may still be operating an aircraft designed more than 60 years ago — one that flies so high that pilots still wear pressurized space suits — but now they also wear Garmin watches and bring tablets into the cockpit with them.
The Pentagon’s top acquisition official plans to cut the time for early lead procurement by 50 percent, with a future goal of compressing the timeline of request for proposals to contract on major defense acquisition programs from two and a half years down to about 12 months.
Poland has been pushing toward a purchase of a medium-range air-and-missile defense system for many years, settling on an unprecedented configuration of the Patriot system, but was surprised by the high cost presented by the U.S. State Department.