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Weekly Alert -- January 20, 2015

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Triton On Track For Assessment But Must Demo Tactics, Procedures

The MQ-4C Triton program is gearing up for its operational assessment in fiscal year 2015 and must demonstrate tactics and procedures, according to an annual Defense Department report obtained by InsideDefense.com.

Air Force Looks To Reserve Component, Other Sources For More Pilots

The Air National Guard and Reserve will step up its contribution to the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper force under a new plan to ease the "significant stress from the unrelenting pace of operations," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced last week.

New Bill Calls For DOD To Consult With DHS On Best UAS Practices

A trio of Republican senators want the Pentagon to consult with the Department of Homeland Security on best practices for unmanned aircraft systems to help secure the U.S. border.

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Air Force Sec. James Announces Slate Of New Acquisition Initiatives

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said last week that the service plans to apply a new cost capability analysis model to four key acquisition programs: the Long-Range Standoff weapon, the Space-Based Infrared System Follow-on, the next-generation trainer, and the Multi-Adaptive Podded System.

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