The Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied Textron Systems’ [TXT] protest of the Navy’s Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MCM USV) contract, worth up to $123 million, the office said Aug. 10. The Navy originally awarded the contract to Bollinger Shipyards in April over two ...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) plans for the Long Range Discrimination Radar to be operational and connected to the larger missile defense operational architecture within months, Brig. Gen. Joseph Letorti, director of operations at NORTHCOM, said Wednesday.  “We are ...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lockheed Martin [LMT] said on Aug. 8 it recently validated a prototype communications radio technology for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). The company said it demonstrated the communications system in its version of the NGI can operate through harsh and adversarial ...

Last month the Navy received the first Raytheon Technologies [RTX] Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) production-representative pods for use in Navy testing at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Patuxent River, Md. On Aug. 8 the service said it received the first two fleet ...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Northrop Grumman [NOC] official argued its team is well suited to develop and build the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) for the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and is ahead of schedule as they move towards the Preliminary Design Review ...

The Navy conducted the first flight test of the Guardian detect and avoidance system as it seeks to make manned/unmanned teaming safer ahead of tests with the MQ-25A Stingray unmanned tanker. The service said Guardian will work by tracking manned and unmanned systems across a 200 nautical mile ...