Connie Lee

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Connie Lee is a Staff Writer for National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Army News

    BAE, General Dynamics Win Contracts for Army's Mobile Protected Firepower Program

    December 18, 2018

    The long-awaited prototype contracts for the Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower initiative were awarded to BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems, service officials announced Dec. 17.

  • Navy News

    Navy Secretary States 'Wish List' For Arctic Operations

    December 06, 2018

    The Navy needs to beef up its presence in the Arctic to counter potential adversaries, the service’s top civilian said Dec. 6.

  • Training and Simulation

    Navy to Open New Facility for Live-Virtual-Constructive Training Technology (UPDATED)

    November 30, 2018

    The Navy is opening a new facility that will allow members of industry, government and academia to work on live-virtual-constructive training initiatives year-round.

  • Training and Simulation

    Navy Official: Concerns About Intellectual Property Rights Becoming More 'Acute'

    November 29, 2018

    ORLANDO, Fla. — For years the Defense Department has been eyeing intellectual property rights for its weapons systems purchases. But as technology develops, the issue is becoming more “acute,” Mike Merritt, deputy technical director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, said Nov. 28.

  • Air Force News

    Boeing Exec Sees Wider Market, More Missions for T-X Jet Trainer (UPDATED)

    November 28, 2018

    Following a long anticipated contract award for the Air Force’s new T-X trainer, the Boeing Co. is moving forward with a plan to reach full operational capability in 2034, a company executive said Nov. 27. “Part of what we’ve been doing in these two months is familiarizing our customer with what we’ve already developed, what we already have, and now we go through the [engineering and manufacturing development] program over the next couple of years,” Randy Deidrick, Boeing’s ground-based training systems lead for the T-X program, told reporters during the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida.

  • Training and Simulation

    Navy Pushes Live, Virtual, Constructive Training

    November 27, 2018

    The Navy seeks to improve how it prepares its sailors for war by using a mix of live, virtual and constructive training capabilities, the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command said Nov. 27.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Army to Pursue ‘With Urgency’ Autonomous Systems Strategy

    June 01, 2018

    Following the release of a document that outlines the Army’s vision for autonomous systems, the service is now looking at ways to make that vision a reality.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Pentagon Exploring Counter-UAS Software

    June 01, 2018

    Dedrone, an airspace security company, is working on technology that can detect adversarial drones on military installations.