NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION: As NDAA Heads to Conference, U.S. Voters Support Mine Permitting Reform to Decrease Import Reliance of Defense Supply Chain

As the U.S. becomes increasingly import-reliant for the minerals needed for military equipment and technologies, 62 percent of voters support U.S. government action to encourage the use of domestically-mined minerals and decrease reliance on foreign-imported minerals, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA). Read More »

THE DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY: Faster, Lighter, Smarter: DARPA Gives Small Autonomous Systems a Tech Boost

DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed to turn small air and ground systems into team members that could autonomously perform tasks dangerous for humans – such as pre-mission reconnaissance in a hostile urban setting or searching damaged structures for survivors following an earthquake. Read More »

UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES: Senate and House Armed Services Committees Complete Conference on FY19 National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced details of the conference report for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy: Read More »

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION: Intercept Sets Distance Record for Lockheed Martin's Hit-to-Kill PAC-3 MSE

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor successfully intercepted an Air-Breathing Threat (ABT) in a test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The test marked the furthest distance a PAC-3 MSE missile has intercepted an ABT, which represents fixed-wing aircraft or cruise missiles. Read More »