Army: JLTV on Track Despite Budget Uncertainty

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Army: JLTV on Track Despite Budget Uncertainty

Officials said a program to replace a third of the Humvee fleet with new light-duty trucks remains on track despite uncertainty over future budget cuts.

Army Sees Rising Global Demand for Helicopters, Missiles

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Army Sees Rising Global Demand for Helicopters, Missiles

The service had a record year for foreign military sales, with rising demand in the Middle East for such weapons systems as Apache attack helicopters, Patriot and Javelin missiles.

Boeing to Begin Building AH-6i Helos for Saudis

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Boeing to Begin Building AH-6i Helos for Saudis

Boeing has received a $245 million contract to buy parts and other long lead items for 24 of the helicopters for Saudi Arabia.

Cyber Deal Tops Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Cyber Deal Tops Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

The Defense Department awarded 75 contracts potentially worth $6.2 billion in the week ending Aug. 22, according to a Military​.com analysis.

Fuel Deals Top Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, August 18th, 2014

Fuel Deals Top Pentagon’s Weekly Contracts

The Defense Department awarded 78 contracts potentially worth $5.6 billion in the week ending Aug. 15, according to a Military​.com analysis.

Boeing Wins $300 Million Contract for P-8 Parts

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Boeing Wins $300 Million Contract for P-8 Parts

The award comes as the Chicago-based aerospace giant is cutting costs from its defense segment in anticipation of a downturn in U.S. military spending.

Army: DCGS Competition Planned for 2016

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Army: DCGS Competition Planned for 2016

The U.S. Army plans to hold a competition in fiscal 2016 to develop the next phase of its controversial battlefield intelligence system.

Firm Developed Ebola Drug with DoD Funding

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Firm Developed Ebola Drug with DoD Funding

Kentucky BioProcessing is the only entity approved by the U.S. government to produce a drug cocktail of antibodies to fight the Ebola virus.

Militants Using Humvees from Iraq in Syria

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Militants Using Humvees from Iraq in Syria

The al Qaeda-splinter group, Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, has bragged about its capture of Iraqi army equipment, including Humvees, blast-resistant trucks and tanks.

SecAF Defends A-10 Retirement Strategy

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

SecAF Defends A-10 Retirement Strategy

The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian defended the strategy to retire the A-10 aircraft, as House lawmakers gear up for a key vote that may determine the fate of the gunship.

Defense Giants Score Poorly on Arms Development

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Defense Giants Score Poorly on Arms Development

A new Pentagon report compares the performance of defense contractors on contracts for major defense acquisition programs over more than a decade.

House Appropriators Add More F-35s for 2015

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

House Appropriators Add More F-35s for 2015

The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for 38 of the fifth-generation fighters — four more than the Defense Department requested.

Raytheon Wins FAB-T Deal, Loses Space Fence Bid

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Raytheon Wins FAB-T Deal, Loses Space Fence Bid

The defense contractor landed a sizable Air Force contract to develop communications terminals but lost a larger award with the service to build a so-called space fence.

Sikorsky Deal Tops $15 Billion in May Contracts

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Sikorsky Deal Tops $15 Billion in May Contracts

The agreement topped a list of almost 250 awards announced in May, with a combined potential value of almost $15 billion, according to a Military​.com analysis.

GDLS Won’t Compete in Army’s AMPV Program

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

GDLS Won’t Compete in Army’s AMPV Program

General Dynamics Land Systems recently announced it will not compete in the U.S. Army’s AMPV competition.

Sub Deal Tops $30 Billion in April Contracts

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Sub Deal Tops $30 Billion in April Contracts

The deal topped a list of more than 240 awards announced in April, with a combined potential value of $30.4 billion.

Firm Helps Navy Dive for Missing Airliner

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Firm Helps Navy Dive for Missing Airliner

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. is helping search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 under a potentially $50 million contract with the U.S. Navy.

Budget Seeks Missile Fixes, Future Technology

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Budget Seeks Missile Fixes, Future Technology

Plan would fund fixes to Ground-based Midcourse Defense System and new projects such as a next-gen jet engine, rotary-wing aircraft and successor to the Army’s canceled Ground Combat Vehicle.

Winners and Losers in the 2015 Budget

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Winners and Losers in the 2015 Budget

Hagel spent a portion of the hour-long briefing discussing the department’s modernization plans.

BAE Adds F-15, F/A-18 to Fighter Upgrade Push

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, February 14th, 2014

BAE Adds F-15, F/A-18 to Fighter Upgrade Push

The international market for upgrading the twin-engine jets won’t be as large as that of the single-engine F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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