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US Navy Selects L3 Harris to Deliver Iver4 UUV for Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures

The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit has selected L3Harris Technologies, a recent partner of Air Electro, to provide the Navy with an underwater drone for use in expeditionary undersea missions, according to a Jan. 14 news release from the company. As part of the contract, L3Harris will deliver for testing an Iver4-900 PW unmanned undersea vehicle,

Leido’s Acquires Dynetics and Sets Itself Up for Future Technologies

WASHINGTON — The announcement late Tuesday (Dec 17) that services giant Leidos will procure defense technology firm Dynetics for $1.65 billion gives Leidos a boost in a number of future technologies sought by the Pentagon, and it could help it stand out among competitors. Leidos, ranked as the 21st largest defense contractor in the world

The US Air Force’s X-37B Spaceplane Lands After Spending Two Years in Space

WASHINGTON — In the early morning hours of Oct. 27, the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a record-breaking 780 days in orbit. What was the Boeing-made plane doing in space for the two years it spent circling Earth? On that point, the Air Force is characteristically elusive, describing the

Spacecom Is Now a Reality

The Pentagon has a new combatant command. With a twirl of the pen, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper signed into creation U.S. Space Command, the 11th war-fighting command for the Defense Department. “This is a landmark day, one that recognizes the centrality of space to America’s national security and defense,” President Donald Trump said during the

Naval Operations Chief Considers the Future of Aircraft Carrier Use

WASHINGTON — The new chief of naval operations, Adm. Michael Gilday, was confirmed quickly by the Senate last week, but lawmakers made clear that the cost and growing vulnerability of aircraft carriers to ever-faster and evasive missiles will be among the issues he’s expected to tackle when he officially takes the reins. The Navy’s main force projection tool,

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