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October 16, 2019 | Daily News

The acting director of the Space Development Agency told reporters today his organization is not under immediate pressure due to the lack of a fiscal year 2020 budget, but noted that if the continuing resolution continues into February, early launch plans could face delays.

October 15, 2019 | Daily News

The initial and final phase of the Air Force's Gray Wolf project -- a short-lived effort to create a networked cruise missile capability -- will not come to an end this year as expected, since scheduling issues have delayed flight tests of the preliminary platform developed by Northrop Grumman.

October 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency is creating an inventory of the "battle plans" of various space agencies within the Defense Department that will help inform its plans to develop a next-generation space architecture.

October 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is making progress on an incremental plan to upgrade its space launch ranges with new infrastructure, safety mechanisms and updated procedures by the mid-2020s.

October 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to conduct a system requirements review of Boeing's fix to the KC-46 remote vision system in November and begin testing the upgraded system within the next six weeks, a service spokesman told Inside Defense this week.

October 09, 2019 | Daily News

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has received a $93 million award to provide facilities at its military training range where the Air Force can develop operational cyber and electronic warfare capabilities in an "austere environment."

October 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will soon release an "adaptive acquisition framework" with six distinct pathways for program managers to select from, according to a Defense Department official.

October 07, 2019 | Daily News

The tab to identify U.S. suppliers to replace Turkish companies providing parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could be as much as three times the amount Ankara contributed to the development of the new weapon system, more than washing out any financial benefit associated with Turkey's early role in the program.

October 07, 2019 | Daily News

Engineers at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, are partnering with the Skyborg manned-unmanned teaming program for another demonstration of an evolving software tool that’s intended to enable realistic and safe flight testing of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles.

October 04, 2019 | Daily News

The tab to identify U.S. suppliers to replace Turkish companies providing parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could be as much as three times the amount Ankara contributed to the development of the new weapon system, more than washing out any financial benefit associated with Turkey's early role in the program.

October 03, 2019 | Daily News

The tab to identify U.S. suppliers to replace Turkish companies providing parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could be as much as three times the amount Ankara contributed to the development of the new weapon system, more than washing out any financial benefit associated with Turkey's early role in the program.

October 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Lab wants to establish a new management structure that oversees the vanguard effort intended to transition mature technologies into programs of record.

October 03, 2019 | Daily News

L3Harris Technologies expects to complete a preliminary design review for an experimental Navigation Technology Satellite that will serve as a pathfinder for new GPS capabilities and potentially an augmentation platform for the constellation.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

U.S. Transportation Command has begun work on a follow-up to last year's mobility capability requirements study that will have a broader scope than the 2019 analysis and will consider what forces are needed to support the National Defense Strategy.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force this week awarded United Launch Alliance two major fixed-price launch mission support contracts that represent the last remnants of a sole-sourced block-buy deal and, the service says, brings it into compliance with a fiscal year 2016 congressional requirement that it eliminate its practice of awarding cost-plus incentive contracts for mission support.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has indefinitely delayed an effort to update the RQ-4 Global Hawk's communications network and is "in the process of assessing and realigning resources" for the unmanned aerial vehicle program's many development projects.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

Congress has approved the Air Force's request to reprogram $160 million to support the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program's accelerated schedule, which aims to deliver an initial satellite by 2025.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon inspector general is reviewing a request from lawmakers to investigate what role defense officials may have played in delaying military aid to Ukraine, a controversy at the heart of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to increase the maximum production quantities and purchases of Joint Air-to-Surface Missiles and Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles -- including the first buy of the JASSM-D variant.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has contracted with an independent organization to study the global launch market in order to inform the next phase of its Launch Services Procurement strategy.

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