Policy

All Pentagon contracts should secure data rights, says advisory board

The Defense Innovation Board would like Congress to "enshrine DOD data access and rights in all vendor agreements.”

Policy

Army aims to double 155mm shell production by October

But hitting next year’s goal of 100,000 shells per month will require Congress to approve a Ukraine aid bill.

Business

USAF tried an electric plane. Now it wants to buy

A three-month test of the battery-powered ALIA has the service looking to move ahead.

Business

2023 sees new record for US government-to-government arms exports, boosted by Ukraine aid

The year’s $80.9 billion total for Foreign Military Sales is up more than half from the previous year.

Threats

Questions surround Russia's stealthy combat drone

Publicly unveiled in 2019, an early version of the Sukhoi-made Okhotnik-B has already made its combat debut in Ukraine.

Threats

Northrop to eat $1.2B on B-21 program

The CEO says the company has now learned not to underbid on fixed-price contracts.

Policy

Inside Space Force's budget priorities and spending patterns

In the past 12 months, the youngest service has awarded contracts worth an estimated $11.9 billion.

Business

Software delay will reduce F-35 deliveries for a second straight year

Lockheed says the TR-3 upgrade, due last year, has slipped to third quarter of 2024.

Defense Systems

B-21 production is a go, Pentagon says

Defense undersecretary confirms Northrop Grumman has approval to start making non-test variants of the stealth bomber.

Business

Pentagon unveils its long-awaited defense industry strategy

The first-of-its-kind document aims to address fragile supply chains revealed by a global pandemic and simultaneous international conflicts.

Business

I'm terrible at goodbyes

Your humble Defense Business Brief scribe is moving on.

Business

Rocket Lab says $515m satellite contract makes it a prime supplier

Company officials revealed that it will build 18 satellites for a Space Development Agency constellation.