Weapon Systems

Navy to dismantle James Bond spy ship

The stealth ship inspired a villain's vessel in the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies."

Space policy sets rules for the final frontier

The new National Security Space Strategy outlines how the U.S. government will manage its space industrial base, defend its space assets and share space-based resources with allies.

Cost savings crucial to acquisition reform, DOD official says

A key Defense Department official said Jan. 25 that the department should reward the military services when they generate savings.

DARPA wants to blow up military design process, start over

The government's blue-sky R&D agency launches a new effort to reinvent the design and manufacture of defense equipment using computer aid and crowdsourcing.

Leaner defense budget aims for realistic reform

The Defense Department's $708 billion fiscal 2011 budget request closely adheres to priorities set forth in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Army chief of staff outlines global security challenges

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey outlines four key areas must be addressed for global security.

DOD budget forecast threatens new technology deployments

Personnel and equipment costs might cut deeply into key defense acquisition programs over the next several years, reports Michael Bruno at Aviation Week.

Army shows Air Force the way on unmanned aerial safety

A series of mishaps involving unmanned aerial systems operating in Southwest Asia has Army and Air Force officials revisiting key operational procedures.

Judge sends Deepwater false claims lawsuit to trial

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

Myers to head Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Kenneth A. Myers III has been selected to serve as the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Fort Belvoir, the Defense Department announced July 27.

FCS cancellation confirmed, Army modernization changes course

A memorandum issued June 23 confirms the recommendations made earlier this year by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to replace the single, giant Future Combat System with a number of smaller modernization efforts.

Q & A: High-tech cutter reaches milestone

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Gary Blore expects the first National Security Cutter to receive certification for classified communications in the near future.

GAO: Delays, costs still problems at DOD

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that cites continuing high development costs and long delays for Defense Department programs.

CANES to consolidate shipboard networks

As the Navy prepares to rework its shore-based networks under the Next Generation Enterprise Network, a parallel effort is under way to streamline the networks on ships.