Lockheed missile misses target

Monday - 9/13/2010, 8:40am EDT

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  • The third time was not the charm for Lockheed's latest Joint Air to Ground Missile test. Defense News reports the missile missed the target. That's the second miss in three tests. Both times the contractor blamed what they call an anomaly. Lockheed is competing against a Boeing-Raytheon team in what is viewed as the last American missile competition for some time. Both teams are required to conduct three scored tests this summer to collect data on each mode of the tri-mode seeker. Defense News quotes an industry source saying that the Raytheon team is three for three.

  • The Army has published a new blueprint for success on battle-fronts of the future. It's called the Army Operating Concept. The plan describes the use of Army forces between 2016 and 2028. It focuses on the operational and tactical levels of war. To learn more about it from Army Lieutenant General Michael Vane, Deputy Commanding General, Futures, and Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center on the Federal Drive, click here.

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