An Air Force “contractor responsibility watch list,” an upcoming summit of senior U.S. and Indian officials, the Pentagon’s latest unmanned systems roadmap and more are featured in this Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest.

The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act required SMC Commander Lt. Gen. John Thompson to determine procedures for placing underperforming companies on a “contractor responsibility watch list”:

SMC to establish contractor watch list in late September

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center expects by September to begin implementing new procedures to hold contractors responsible for poor performance.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with their Indian counterparts Sept. 6 for an inaugural “two-plus-two” dialogue in New Delhi:

U.S. aims to lay groundwork for major arms sales to India, but Russia sanctions still in play

Top U.S. officials head to India next week to discuss the strategic relationship and finalize agreements allowing major arms sales to move forward, but New Delhi is not immune from sanctions if it moves forward with the purchase of new Russian weapons, according to a Pentagon official.

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