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March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The recovery of Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, devastated by Hurricane Michael last October, will require $750 million in supplemental funding in fiscal year 2019, according to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper told lawmakers today he expects there will be a six to eight month delay to the B-2 Defensive Management System modernization effort as prime contractor Northrop Grumman works to implement a new agile software development program.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is requesting $36 million for research and development for the Advanced Battle Management System in fiscal year 2020, according to spokeswoman Capt. Cara Bousie.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 future years defense program proposes about $400 million for light-attack aircraft procurement between FY-22 and FY-24, and the service plans to buy a small number of aircraft this year to continue its testing and experimentation plan.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to request a $205.6 billion topline, including what is projected to be the largest requested shipbuilding budget in 20 years, according to fiscal year 2020 budget briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department will request funding for 110 new fighter aircraft in the fiscal year 2020 budget request, according to the White House, quantities that appear to align with reports that the Pentagon will seek to reduce F-35 procurement and buy eight new F-15X aircraft.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department will request funding for 110 new fighter aircraft in the fiscal year 2020 budget request, according to the White House, quantities that appear to align with reports that the Pentagon will seek to reduce F-35 procurement and buy eight new F-15X aircraft.

March 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fuel consumption decreased by 6.2 percent between fiscal years 2017 and 2018, but costs rose by $230 million during the same time frame, according to a service spokesman.

March 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fuel consumption decreased by 6.2 percent between fiscal years 2017 and 2018, but costs rose by $230 million during the same time frame, according to a service spokesman.

March 07, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force officials recently confirmed that the service's original fiscal year 2020 budget submission did not request funding to buy new F-15X aircraft, while also claiming that buying the fourth-generation aircraft may be the most cost-effective way to boost the service's fighter inventory in the near term.

March 06, 2019 | Daily News

As the Air Force works with the F-35 joint program office and prime contractor Lockheed Martin to re-architect the jet's Autonomic Logistics Information System, the service has been asked to consider other intervention opportunities that could lower the program's life-cycle sustainment costs.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

An Air Force instruction published last month mandates the use of energy-specific key performance parameters and supportability analyses for new acquisition programs.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Transportation Command told lawmakers today the Defense Department predicts it will need to grow its mobility capacity, particularly its tanker fleet, in the near term, despite the findings of a recent Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study that validated the current fleet size.

March 04, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force is beginning to look at an expanded role for the T-X airframe, according to the head of Air Combat Command, including as an aggressor or as a light-attack aircraft.

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force confirmed Friday it has refused acceptance of two KC-46 tankers after foreign object debris was discovered on Boeing's production line. (UPDATED)

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force has paused its acceptance of KC-46 tankers after foreign object debris was discovered on Boeing's production line.

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy today affirmed that its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter has achieved initial operational capability, putting the carrier variant on track with the program's time line.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

Funds used to repair damages at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, taken from existing operations and maintenance accounts, will likely not be diverted to pay for President Trump's southern border wall, an Air Force official told a House subcommittee this week.

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