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November 22, 2018 | Daily News

The F-22 program office has developed a "recovery plan" to meet Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' mandate that the fifth-generation fighter achieve an 80 percent mission-capable rate by the end of fiscal year 2019.

November 21, 2018 | Daily News

The F-22 program's use of Section 804 rapid prototyping authority has led the program office to restructure two key upgrade efforts into an iterative, two-phased software delivery plan aimed at fielding more capability at a faster pace.

November 14, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson said today the service will need to reprogram funds in fiscal year 2019 to meet near-term readiness goals.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

As Pentagon officials reckon with a potential requirement for additional strategic airlift to execute the new National Defense Strategy, a blueprint for action was mapped out in policy reviews to support capping C-17 production in 2015, including a potential $7 billion tab to restart the C-17 line, upgrading C-5s in the bone yard to grow the fleet and increased reliance on civilian cargo haulers.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

As Pentagon officials reckon with a potential requirement for additional strategic airlift to execute the new National Defense Strategy, a blueprint for action was mapped out in policy reviews to support capping C-17 production in 2015, including a potential $7 billion tab to restart the C-17 line, upgrading C-5s in the bone yard to grow the fleet and increased reliance on civilian cargo haulers.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

ST. GEORGE, UT -- As the Air Force prepares to release a request for proposals for a next-generation ejection seat to meet new safety and performance requirements, the service is working with two leading seatmakers to reduce risk before the competition starts.

October 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy expects the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to its legacy information technology systems, according to a service spokeswoman.

October 30, 2018 | Daily News

The services expect the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to legacy information technology systems, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

The general in charge of the Air Force's mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

The general in charge of the Air Force’s mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon has approved an update to the F-35 Block 4 acquisition strategy nearly a year later than the joint program office anticipated, but officials do not plan to release cost and schedule details, citing proprietary concerns.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

Defense lawmakers rejected several Navy reprogramming requests that would have funded a consulting group for surface warfare reforms, supported developing a high-energy laser and financed an effort related to investigating physiological episodes occurring within the F/A-18 and E/A-18 fleets.

October 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force will meet with potential B-52 engine vendors next month to update them on the program strategy and time line.

October 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force expects the F-22 Raptors left behind at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, during Hurricane Michael to all be repairable, but officials are still waiting to conduct thorough assessments of the jets.

October 16, 2018 | Daily News

New efforts to mature the Air Force's AgilePod on a range of legacy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft could make the modular sensor carriage combat-ready within the next two years.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force officials are considering ways to increase sustainment for the service's fleet of C-135 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to prepare them for peer conflict, as the platforms face a slew of engine and structural problems.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper recently approved waivers for two major programs, the next-generation T-X trainer and the GPS III Follow-on constellation, bypassing requirements to conduct pre-milestone B design reviews and industrial technical risk assessments.

October 10, 2018 | Daily News

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said a new aircraft readiness directive ordering the Air Force and the Navy to achieve 80 percent readiness rates for four key tactical fighter jets by the end of this fiscal year will help the Pentagon prove to Congress it is effectively spending a recent funding boost and make the case that further relief from statutory budget caps is warranted.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

Aviation ground mishaps are heading “in the wrong direction” for the Navy, according to the commander of the service’s air forces.

October 05, 2018 | Daily News

A new report commissioned by the White House highlights concerns that next-generation aircraft development programs could face workforce shortages, noting that insufficient, inconsistent research and development investment has made it harder for the major aircraft developers to maintain an innovative edge.

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