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The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy are developing next-generation Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) hardware and software along with a longer-range interceptor missile engineered to massively increase the protective envelope against intermediate and long-range ballistic missile threats, service officials said. The Navy and Lockheed Martin are now developing and testing computer code […]

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Navy leaders want the latest Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package in development for the Littoral Combat Ship to detect even the quietest of submarines, service officials explained. The ASW Mission Package — part of the interchangeable sets of technologies being designed for both the USS Freedom and USS Independence variants of the LCS — is being […]

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The U.S. Navy is developing a new mine-detecting Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) engineered to sweep across the ocean in search of mines using magnetic and acoustic technologies, service officials said. “We have an Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) which consists of a boat with no people on it with a magnetic and acoustic device that […]

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Congress ordered the Pentagon to establish an independent team consisting of subject matter experts to review the development of software for the Joint Strike Fighter program. The House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee asked the Pentagon to submit a report by March 3, 2014 as part of the committee’s markup of the […]

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TAMPA — QinetiQ North America unveiled a lightweight, air-launched prototype Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) engineered with three flexible antennas and the ability to accommodate two separate sensor payloads, company officials explained May 14 at the 2013 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference here. “It is designed to be deployed from a sonobuoy launch container which can […]

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