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April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's Compass Call recapitalization program isn't moving fast enough for House lawmakers, who floated language this week urging the service to speed up the move from legacy EC-130Hs to the new EC-37B.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Members of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee will push the Air Force to continue the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program by restricting funds for a next-generation battle management network and blocking the service from retiring the legacy aircraft until it awards an engineering and manufacturing development contract.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon must develop a good way to share Joint Strike Fighter lessons learned across the military services as the program rapidly expands in the coming years instead of keeping information within each faction, according to a government watchdog agency.

April 24, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Special Operations Command is fleshing out requirements for a next-generation, manned aircraft to fly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as the U-28 is phased out.

April 20, 2018 | Daily News

The EC-130H recapitalization program faces delays as Congress awaits the Pentagon's assurance that the Air Force properly chose the next Compass Call aircraft, the service's military deputy for acquisition told Inside the Air Force this week.

April 20, 2018 | Daily News

Dynetics will prove whether it can launch and recover four small unmanned aerial vehicles from a C-130 in 30 minutes during phase three of the Pentagon's Gremlins program, beating out General Atomics for a $32.5 million contract this week.

April 19, 2018 | Daily News

A Government Accountability Office report released this week offers some insight into Boeing's efforts to mitigate further KC-46 delivery delays and highlights discrepancies between the company's predictions and those of the Air Force.

April 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps along with the Air Force and Navy is providing feedback to the Pentagon acquisition executive on the future F-35 joint program office management structure, according to an official.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office has issued a one-year authorization to operate the next software release of the jet's Autonomic Logistics Information System, ALIS 3.0, after the F-35 Assessment and Authorization Working Group recommended a "high-risk ATO" to the program executive officer.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

Delivery of five F-35s from low-rate initial production Lot 10 has been paused due to a disagreement between the joint program office and Lockheed Martin about who should pay for a production fix identified last year, the Air Force's military deputy for acquisition confirmed Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has delayed by about a year plans to complete an analysis of alternatives for a sixth-generation fighter, setting a fiscal year 2019 target completion date for the effort that began in May 2016 and was originally slated to be done last November.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office announced this week it has completed its last flight event in the program system development and demonstration phase.

April 11, 2018 | Daily News

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves says it will take at least six years for the Defense Department to field a capability for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to contribute to missile defense missions.

April 11, 2018 | Daily News

A fledgling effort to put a high-power laser on the new AC-130J gunship requires about $92 million in total to develop and field an offensive weapon by the early 2020s, the head of Air Force Special Operations Command told lawmakers this week.

April 10, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is preparing to take over the battlefield command-and-control mission from the Air Force if the latter service does not replace the current platform, according to a Navy official.

April 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is gearing up for F-35C shipboard operational testing with Carrier Air Wing 7 this summer before initial operational test and evaluation kicks off for the Joint Strike Fighter in September, according to a service official.

April 06, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force overhauls its nuclear command, control and communications enterprise, an analysis of alternatives starting later this year will explore how to jointly replace the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center and the Navy's smaller E-6B.

April 05, 2018 | Daily News

ST. LOUIS -- Boeing has pitched its Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Indian Navy and is prepared to build a facility in the country to comply with the prime minister's "Make In India" initiative, according to a company executive.

April 05, 2018 | Daily News

A Boeing KC-46 again successfully refueled a second KC-46 to meet another certification milestone for fuel on-load testing, the company announced this week.

April 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has locked in new design changes for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to give the twin-engine fighter improved situational awareness, increased survivability and extended range -- upgrades that allow the fourth-generation weapon system to keep pace with next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

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