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August 02, 2019 | Daily News

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program costs grew in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, according to a new selected acquisition report, which reflects a $25 billion increase in base year 2012 dollars, driven largely by a refined Block 4 cost estimate and new sustainment cost projections.

August 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is in the midst of source selection for an effort aimed at developing a common, open architecture of aircraft simulators that could set the foundation for a future common simulation environment.

July 24, 2019 | Daily News

The B-21 Raider is expected to have its first flight in December 2021, according to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin has already taken actions to address Turkey's suspension from the F-35 program and expects limited "future production or sustainment impact," the contractor's chief executive said today.

July 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is looking for contractors that can deliver initial spares, aircraft kits and long-lead items to support a program that modernizes aging equipment on the E-3 battle management platform.

July 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer says it will cost between $500 million and $600 million to relocate the supply chain for more than 900 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts out of Turkey after the country's expulsion from the program.

July 16, 2019 | Daily News

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is not expected to meet the military's goal of 80% mission-capable rates by the end of fiscal year 2019 because of supply shortages, the president's nominee to be defense secretary told Senate lawmakers today, despite confidence from military officials earlier this year.

July 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is asking for approval from Congress to reprogram $206 million to support alternate sourcing for foreign-made F-35 parts -- a move that appears to be driven by Turkey's likely departure from the program.

July 10, 2019 | Daily News

As part of a scathing review of the House's proposed fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill, the White House Office of Management and Budget told House lawmakers this week a proposed $500 million cut to the Next-Generation Air Dominance program would delay the program by three years.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

A group of Republican House lawmakers is proposing an amendment to the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would give U.S. Special Operations Command the authority to buy new light-attack aircraft, even as the Air Force lengthens its own experimentation campaign to identify the airframe that best meets U.S. and partner requirements.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force testing community is evaluating alternatives for creating a new integrated developmental and operational testing organization and will likely present those options to service leadership within the next few months.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is hosting a demonstration of simulated, close-range combat exercises featuring autonomous aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence, as part of a larger effort to increase warfighters’ trust in machines.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL -- ravaged by Hurricane Michael last fall -- has been allocated $700 million of the $1 billion in military construction funds contained in a disaster relief supplemental bill President Donald Trump signed into law earlier this month, according to a service spokesman.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force’s program executive officer for fighters and bombers told reporters last week the service is in the process of rebaselining the B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization effort -- a $3 billion overhaul aimed at improving the bomber’s survivability.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force Life-Cycle Management Center's propulsion directorate has identified three candidate programs that could become the first to benefit from technology being matured through the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

June 24, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's propulsion directorate has identified three candidate programs that could become the first to benefit from technology being matured through the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Pentagon is holding to its F-35A sustainment target cost of $25,000 per flying hour by fiscal year 2025, despite multiple internal assessments that argue the goal is not achievable.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

As the KC-46 continues to move through operational testing this summer, the Air Force is working closely with prime contractor Boeing to develop plans to address two key tanker deficiencies.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

As the KC-46 continues to move through operational test this summer, the service is working closely with prime contractor Boeing to develop plans to address two key tanker deficiencies.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The head of Air Combat Command said today he hopes to have a strategy for drawing additional airframes into the light-attack experimentation effort by this fall to inform fiscal year 2021 budget planning.

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