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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Joint military training aids amphibious preparedness

Marine Corps personnel recently joined the Army and Navy in a joint training initiative designed to increase combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations. Marines with the 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics... Read More »

BAE Systems secures Marine Corps ACV contract

The Marine Corps has awarded a $67 million contract modification to BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles to develop variants for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Family of Vehicles program. The effort would enhance battlefield situational awareness and firepower, with the contract calling... Read More »

Agencies working with communities to fight wildfires

Three government agencies are partnering with national and international first responders to address the problem of fires in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). The WUI is an area between the undeveloped land and urban areas. Fires in the WUI spread quickly and cover acres. Homes in the WUI are... Read More »

Lockheed Martin secures Army missile contract

Lockheed Martin has secured a two-year $561.8 million contract to produce Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. “The new-build ATACMS rounds under this contract will include sensor technology that provides the recently qualified... Read More »

GAO offers TSA testing, vulnerability update

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is acting upon GAO recommendations offered to enhance airport screening tests while also addressing vulnerabilities. In order to test screening at airports, TSA personnel regularly covert tests to... Read More »

Bill addresses federal law enforcement weapons theft

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced a measure designed to create minimum standards preventing federal law enforcement officers’ service weapons from becoming lost and stolen. The Federal Law Enforcement and Public Protection Act stems from the fact in recent years in the Bay Area and... Read More »

BAE Systems secures $90M Navy contract

Engineering and integrations systems firm BAE Systems has secured a five-year, $90 million contract to modernize and maintain C5ISR systems embedded within vehicles, watercraft, and specialized communications platforms. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity pact spans five years while... Read More »

Defense bill includes $1.7B for tanks

The fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes $1.7 billion in funding to upgrade 165 Abrams tanks and a $249 million for upgrading Stryker Vehicles, a $78 million increase from last fiscal year. The bill also increases the Abrams tanks’ rate of production in Lima,... Read More »