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May 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force revealed new details today about the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle's next mission, which will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, in 10 days.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

While the U.S. Air Force continues research and development of low-cost attritable drones, Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force Tuesday rolled out the first prototype of their Loyal Wingman, moving closer to achieving an operational, autonomy-enabled "force multiplier" for the global defense market. 

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

The second Advanced Battle Management System demonstration, already delayed from April to June because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been pushed back another two to three months, according to the head of U.S. Northern Command.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is calling on the Defense Department to explain how the contracts for two nuclear modernization programs -- each with only one competitor vying for an award worth tens of billions of dollars -- will offer the best returns to the government.

May 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2022 budget proposal will commit funding to Agility Prime -- a new effort to accelerate and adopt technology in the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry, according to service acquisition executive Will Roper.

May 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force this week awarded General Electric four undefinitized contract actions worth $707 million to produce F110 engines for foreign military sales customers -- a move the service's acquisition executive said was made, in part, to support the propulsion industrial base as it faces severe impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today that for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, more defense companies are re-opening than closing.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden said the contract to develop the Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, expected to be awarded during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020, may be signed one or two months early.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is making progress toward a full-scale engine test in early fiscal year 2021 of advanced engine technologies being matured under the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing faces a charge of $168 million on the VC-25B Air Force One replacement program as a result of "engineering inefficiencies" associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the company revealed in a filing today.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay defense research at U.S. universities, as administrators and researchers grapple with social distancing measures, lab shutdowns, travel restrictions and potential gaps in grant funding.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Acquisition Council met this week for an emergency session aimed at reaching consensus on how to help the space industry withstand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's top acquisition official said today that concerns about assured space access and the global launch market raised in a new RAND Corp. report could drive a discussion around funding research and development for the next phase of launch competition sooner than expected.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is starting a new air-breathing hypersonic cruise missile program that looks to capitalize on the maturity of scramjet technology, expand the small hypersonics industrial base and diversify mission sets available to operators.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he doesn't think the Defense Department should receive industrial base stimulus money in an upcoming COVID-19 rescue package, but the DOD acquisition chief says the department is planning to ask for billions.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing announced today it incurred an $827 million pre-tax KC-46 tanker charge in the first quarter of 2020, due to costs associated with its agreement with the Air Force earlier this month on a remote visual system design and “productivity inefficiencies” due to COVID-19 factory disruptions.

April 28, 2020 | Daily News

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new challenges for the Air Force's defense cooperation efforts -- from reviewing arms sale requests to moving supplies overseas and transporting aircraft through American bases.

April 28, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker wants to know by May 8 where senior military officials most want to transfer money so their proposals can be vetted and possibly included in the Defense Department's annual omnibus reprogramming request to Congress.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is prolonging a study of the feasibility of using commercial air refueling services to help meet tanker demands, telling lawmakers last week it would take another 60 days to complete its review.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is bracing for a possible three-month delay across its major acquisition programs because of the COVID-19 outbreak, while Congress is eying another massive economic rescue package that could push billions in new funding to defense contractors.

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