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October 17, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force's military deputy for acquisition said today the service may have to request additional funding from Congress to pursue a light-attack combat demonstration, saying he's not sure it is feasible for the service to find the money internally.

October 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy refuses to equip the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors the Air Force flight tested on the RQ-4 Global Hawk because of size, weight and power constrictions.

October 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy's 10 T-38 trainer aircraft could face obsolescence issues in the future due to the Air Force transition to T-X, according to a report viewed by Inside the Navy.

October 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is considering competing a slate of upgrades to the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, according to a recent notice.

October 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force wants to retrofit its more than 240 C-130J airlifters with a broad slate of upgrades to meet changing military airspace requirements and incorporate mission-specific enhancements and deficiencies corrections identified since the jet was fielded in 2016.

October 11, 2017 | Daily News

L3 Technologies and the Air Force in late September completed a preliminary design review to move legacy EC-130H Compass Call equipment to the Gulfstream G550, after L3 submitted a report to the Air Force that determined the business jet is the best platform for the electronic-attack mission, according to an L3 Technologies spokeswoman.

October 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy has several high profile acquisition programs at risk if Congress adopts a six-month continuing resolution -- the Joint Strike Fighter, Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine and the Ford-class aircraft carrier.

October 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy is permitting the 65 percent of its T-45C Goshawk training aircraft outfitted with a new temperature and oxygen pressure system to fly, following a number of physiological episodes, according to a service official.

October 04, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon is paying Lockheed Martin $60 million for Joint Strike Fighter cost savings projects to reduce the cost of the F-35.

September 29, 2017 | Daily News

Air Mobility Command has initiated three pilot programs that it hopes will put the command on a path toward better understanding the condition of its aircraft and predicting when parts will fail.

September 26, 2017 | Daily News

Boeing said this week the company continues "to make progress" on KC-46 flight testing and, when pressed, did not dispute the Air Force's schedule projection that the first new tanker will be delivered next spring.

September 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force and Boeing will conduct testing in October to observe whether KC-46 boom-scraping incidents are occurring at higher rates than on the legacy tanker fleet and will decide later this fall whether to pursue a fix to the deficiency.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force continues to evaluate its business-case analysis for an upgrade or replacement of the B-52 engine, and is weighing whether to request permission from Congress to pursue a unique approach to funding the effort.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

Textron's Scorpion jet holds "intriguing possibilities" for the Air Force's mix of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, the head of Air Combat Command said this week, suggesting the service may be in the market for a cheaper alternative or addition to legacy big-wing ISR platforms.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department needs to learn from past failures and put mitigation strategies in place as it prepares to ramp up the development of the fledgling Afghan Air Force, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

Air Mobility Command has completed a key study that could set the stage for a "cloaking technology" program of record to develop a next-generation system to provide stealth for large aircraft that operate at standoff rages but are easily identifiable on enemy radar.

September 21, 2017 | Daily News

A joint Air Force and Navy team is working to establish an organic F-35 Joint Strike Fighter software sustainment capability with an eye toward beginning to transition responsibility from the contractor to the government when the system development and demonstration phase ends.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

Accelerating the transition of 31 Super Hornet aircraft to the Navy reserve combat air fleet over two years would cost $2.3 billion, according to a report viewed by Inside the Navy.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The AC-130J Ghostrider program will reach initial operational capability this month and will enter combat in about two years, according to the head of Air Force Special Operations Command.

September 19, 2017 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Defense Department is laying the groundwork to begin a sweeping new mobility requirements study in 2019, an assessment that will revise the requirement for the total number of aerial refueling tankers, cargo aircraft and supply ships the U.S. military requires to support the defense strategy commissioned by the Trump administration and expected to be complete later this year.

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