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June 26, 2017 |

The House Armed Services Committee is proposing funding for 17 of the 24 additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets the services asked for in their fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities lists.

June 25, 2017 |

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 23, 2017 |

Sierra Nevada Corp. will partner with prime contractor Lockheed Martin, Bombardier and Raytheon to missionize Bombardier's Global 6000 business jet to function as a recapitalized E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.

June 21, 2017 |

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee wants to block any progress the Air Force is making in moving EC-130H Compass Call equipment to a new aircraft until Pentagon leadership signs off on the service’s acquisition strategy, following three bid protests and a program delay.

June 21, 2017 |

The Air Force estimates it would cost about $50 billion to buy 194 additional F-22s and told Congress earlier this month in a classified report it has no plans to re-start the production line.

June 21, 2017 |

Navy aircraft programs should consider the submarine community as a model when thinking of how to execute rapid acquisition projects, according to a service official.

June 20, 2017 |

Some House authorizers are proposing additional oversight of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's economic order quantity strategy, calling for reporting requirements similar to those of a multiyear procurement deal.

June 15, 2017 |

The Navy should put in place a four-phase approach to return T-45C Goshawk student pilots to flight, according to a new service report that investigated aviators' physiological episodes.

June 13, 2017 |

T-45C Goshawk student pilots must return to the air no later than December or the service will have "problems" with the number of fighter pilots in the fleet, according to a service official.

June 13, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

F-35A jets at Luke Air Force Base, AZ, will remain grounded after five incidents of hypoxia-like symptoms were reported at the base.

June 12, 2017 |

The Air Force has temporarily canceled flight operations at Luke Air Force Base, AZ, after five incidents of pilots experiencing "hypoxia-like symptoms." (UPDATED)

June 09, 2017 |

The Air Force has temporarily canceled flight operations at Luke Air Force Base, AZ, after five incidents of pilots experiencing "hypoxia-like symptoms." (UPDATED)

June 09, 2017 |

The Defense Department has not yet closed the door on expanding the EA-18G Growler fleet beyond the Navy's plans for 160 of the new airborne electronic attack aircraft, leaving open the possibility for future procurement of the Boeing-built weapon system to support Air Force, Army and coalition partners in a fight against a near-peer adversary.

June 09, 2017 |

The Air Force has temporarily canceled flight operations at Luke Air Force Base, AZ, after five incidents of pilots experiencing "hypoxia-like symptoms."

June 09, 2017 |

The Defense Digital Service, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and Air Operations Center Weapon System program office are collaborating on a "pathfinder" effort to drive improvements to the troubled air war planning system forward, attempting to salvage a system whose future is key to next-generation operations.

June 09, 2017 |

The Air Force's fiscal year 2018 budget request nearly doubles its investment in F-22 research and development -- a boost that service officials say is critical to keep the fifth-generation jet flying through 2060.

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