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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Monday, September 2, 2014

Welcome to Defense Daily’s Capitol Hill Report. This special e-letter is a synopsis of important defense industry articles previously published in Defense Daily and has been provided on a complimentary basis to an exclusive group of lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill. We hope you enjoy this week’s issue.
Operations in Iraq Against ISIS Could Lead to Changes In FY ’15 Budget, Officials Say
Ongoing airstrikes in Iraq against the terrorist group Islamic State may affect the yet-to-be-finalized defense budget in fiscal year 2015, officials have said, though it is unclear when Congress will pass the bill and therefore how much time there is to align future operations with funding.
DARPA Aims To Break The ‘More Armor’ Approach To Future Armored Vehicles
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to develop future armored fighting vehicles that are more mobile, effective and affordable, so it has initiated the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program.
Lockheed Martin, Electro Optic Systems To Establish Space Debris Tracking Site
Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Electro Optic Systems (EOS) are teaming to develop a new space object tracking site in western Australia that Lockheed Martin said will paint a more detailed picture of space debris for both government and commercial customers.
Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $122 Million For F-35 Support Equipment
The Navy Wednesday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $122 million modification to a previously-awarded F-35 low rate initial production (LRIP) Lot VI cost-plus incentive fee contract for the procurement of support equipment, according to a Defense Department statement.
New Zealand-Based Rocket Developer Wants Eventual U.S. Launch Site
A New Zealand-based rocket developer aiming for a $5 million per launch price tag wants to eventually set up a United States-based launch facility so he can compete for Defense Department contracts.
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Coast Guard Conducts UAS Flights Aboard Ice Breaker In Arctic
Researchers from the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this month conducted a series of flight tests of a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the first time a UAS has done take-off and landings aboard one of the service’s icebreakers.

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