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May 14, 2019

The Air Force plans to use an expansive, sole-source KC-46 Pegasus post-production contract, worth up to $5.7 billion over 10 years, to craft and implement a roadmap for future tanker capabilities.

May 10, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee is ratcheting up oversight of the Air Force's effort to house three F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL.

May 10, 2019

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the agreement to purchase Lot 12 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin could be complete by July.

May 9, 2019

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations defense subcommittee to add eight C-130J aircraft above what the Air Force and Navy requested in fiscal year 2020.

May 7, 2019

The Defense Department is requesting congressional authority to award economic order quantity contracts for F-35 production lots 15 through 17 and is still determining whether to pursue a multi-year deal for those aircraft.

May 2, 2019

The head of the Pentagon's cost assessment office and the F-35 program executive officer said today the program isn't likely to meet an Office of the Secretary of Defense target to reduce the A-model jet's cost per flying hour to $25,000 by fiscal year 2025.

April 26, 2019

The focus of the Defense Department inspector general's latest report was whether acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan acted ethically, but the document also offered a rare behind-the-scenes look into acquisition decisions made by the Pentagon's most senior officials.

April 25, 2019

A new Government Accountability Office report claims that the F-35 program's faulty planning and allocation of spare parts has contributed to an inability to meet warfighter requirements, and offers eight recommendations to improve the program's supply chain management.

April 25, 2019

The first task under a new $14.3 billion bomber modernization and sustainment contract awarded to Boeing earlier this month will study integration options for a new advanced extremely high frequency nuclear command-and-control channel.

April 24, 2019

The Pentagon has officially stopped producing an annual aviation inventory and funding plan which had been sent to Congress after delivery of the president's budget for nearly a decade, denying defense aviation wonks a key resource in scrutinizing the U.S. military's long-term investment about the approximately 14,000 aircraft flown and operated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

April 24, 2019

The Defense Department is requesting a $141 million funding shift to ensure the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program stays on schedule for delivery by 2024, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

April 23, 2019

An Air Force effort to expedite aviator training using next-generation technology has expanded in its second iteration to include remotely piloted aircraft and a partnership with NASA, according to the program's lead.

April 17, 2019

The Air Force's chief of Global Strike Command has approved a plan to inspect the B-1B Lancer aircraft yesterday, following a stand down last month.

April 16, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has directed Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to begin planning for alternative supply options for Turkish-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts in the event Turkey remains suspended from the program or is expelled for its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, according to a defense official.

April 16, 2019

The F-35 joint program office estimates its Block 4 plan will cost $10.5 billion over eight years, plus an additional $2.8 billion to modify 441 jets to the new configuration.

April 9, 2019

The unit cost of the F-35A could go as low as $75 million in Lot 14 of low-rate initial production if the program can improve supply chain and production line performance, the head of the program recently told Inside Defense.

April 4, 2019

The Joint Strike Fighter is on track to meet its 80 percent mission-capable rate requirement by the end of 2019, according to the F-35 program executive officer.

April 4, 2019

If Turkey were removed from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter supply chain, the program office expects there would be a slowdown of parts to the three production lines within three months time, resulting in between 50 and 75 aircraft being delivered late over a two-year period.

April 3, 2019

The Navy in August will begin retrofitting a new cabin-pressure altimeter on more than 1,000 F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, one of several modifications intended to prevent physiological episodes in pilots.

April 3, 2019

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) yesterday bemoaned the lack of a disaster relief supplemental bill and said one must be passed within the next eight days before Congress adjourns for its Easter recess.

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