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June 22, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force and Navy sustainment officials have been working since December to develop a detailed cost estimate for a plan to establish an organic F-35 Joint Strike Fighter software maintenance capability and will brief the program's sustainment lead in the next few weeks.

June 20, 2018 | Daily News

A provision floated by House appropriators could help find a middle ground for lawmakers and Air Force leaders who disagree on the future of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy’s aviation community is lagging behind the shipbuilding enterprise in determining how to modernize its depots and is slated to submit a plan to Congress next year, according to a senior official.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

A series of demonstrations this month at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada could pave the way for a new technology meant tovastly improve the quality of the service's training for fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

House appropriators are offering an additional $194 million in their version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill to accelerate the Air Force's move to a new Compass Call platform.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Naval Safety Center has partnered with the Army Analytics Group for data aggregation and complex analysis to better understand the uptick in aviation mishaps, according to a Navy official.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

NEW YORK -- The president of Pratt & Whitney's military engine group said this week the company is working to cut the cost to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's propulsion system in half over the next 10 years, telling reporters sustainment is a top priority for the engine manufacturer.

June 09, 2018 | Daily News

Senate authorizers want to tie a congressional requirement to develop a conventional variant of the Long-Range Standoff Weapon to initial operational test and evaluation, not initial operational capability as current law stipulates.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

Perplexed by the Pentagon's decision to decrease its Joint Strike Fighter spare parts purchases as jets continue to roll off the production line, Senate authorizers are clearing an additional $100 million in fiscal year 2019 for the effort.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

Senate defense authorizers this week laid out pieces of a plan to speed development of a next-generation battle management network to replace the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, to include legacy command-and-control aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft and a new target-tracking radar.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Concerned about potential capability and capacity gaps prior to fielding the Air Force's next-generation B-21 bomber, Senate authorizers want an update on modernization plans for the B-52 and B-2 fleets.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers want the Marine Corps to follow the Air Force's lead in buying a fleet of light attack jets because members believe the Marines are too reliant on the Joint Strike Fighter.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers want the Air Force to prototype capabilities to operate a tanker in a contested environment, providing funding in their mark of fiscal year 2019 defense policy legislation to pursue the effort.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

As the F-35 Joint Program Office continues to refine its strategy for follow-on development, the Senate Armed Services Committee is concerned about the cost to upgrade older jets to the most modern configuration and is proposing more than $88 million in its mark of fiscal year 2019 defense policy legislation to support fleet retrofits.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

House appropriators want to block the Air Force from retiring more than one E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System jet unless the service continues its earlier plan to recapitalize the fleet.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Robins Air Force Base, GA, will build a blue-suit heavy maintenance enterprise for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, the second major intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to try a new sustainment approach there in as many years.

June 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon should not make a full-rate production decision for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter until all critical deficiencies are rectified, according to a government watchdog.

June 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office is recommending Congress block funding for F-35 follow-on modernization until the Defense Department details the effort's acquisition program baseline.

June 01, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies and BAE Systems have stopped work on the Air Force's EC-130H Compass Call "cross-deck" program until the service can again obligate funds in two weeks, an Air Force spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

May 31, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general is concerned the Air Force has not determined the full impact of its decision last year to cut 192 units of a key F-15 electronic warfare capability.

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