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A JLTV prototype.

Army adds $243M to tactical vehicle contract

The deal to Oshkosh Defense reinforces the services commitment, which could grow to $60 billion, to the next-generation Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Army still catching flak for tactical intell system

Despite the Army's recent efforts to make improvements, a former DIA chief says the service should move away from the current version of DCGS-A.

Navy orders more radar jammers to protect Hornet fighters

An $88.3 million contract modification with Exelis will provide more electronic warfare systems to defend against radar-guided missiles.

Army making noise with radar encryption

CERDEC researchers develop a programmable waveform that looks like noise to adversaries and can adapt to congested environments.

Navy strikes deal for backpack anti-IED jammers

The military is continuing to invest in giving ground troops portable electronic warfare tools.

NRL project would collect solar power in space

The orbiting solar array could collect solar energy unencumbered by atmosphere, then transmit it to Earth via microwaves.

Despite hitches, DISA continues JIE rollout

A key assessment has been delayed until the end of the year, as the agency measures JRSS's ability to counter threat vectors.

Air Force steps up the competition for a new rocket engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Services join two other companies in developing prototypes to replace the Russian-made RD-180 engine.

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