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July 04, 2018 | Daily News

A Defense Acquisition Board scheduled in June to review the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's follow-on development plan has been delayed as the program office continues to gather cost and time line data for the effort.

July 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force has canceled the flying portion of the second phase of its light-attack experiment at Holloman Air Force Base, NM, after an A-29 Super Tucano crashed during a June 22 experimentation flight that killed the jet's pilot.

July 03, 2018 | Daily News

A new acquisition strategy and baseline for the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 upgrade program will be completed later this summer, an Air Force spokesman recently told Inside Defense.

July 02, 2018 | Daily News

Following a year where the Navy and Marine Corps have both faced congressional scrutiny for aviation mishaps, the Navy is developing a four-part initiative to improve mishap reporting and better utilize data collected.

June 29, 2018 | Daily News

Lawmakers disagree over how strongly they should push the Air Force to buy light-attack aircraft in fiscal year 2019, as the appropriations and authorization committees vary widely on how much money to offer the service for a new fleet.

June 28, 2018 | Daily News

U.S. Special Operations Command is refining development plans for its AC-130J Ghostrider laser demonstration and expects to award two subsystem manufacturing contracts by the end of September, a command official told Inside Defense.

June 28, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's light-attack experiment is suspended until further notice as service officials determine whether they gleaned enough data from flight tests to end the effort early, following a fatal A-29 crash last week at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

June 28, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's recent announcement that its KC-46 delivery schedule was aligned with prime contractor Boeing's came after the two parties agreed on a slate of schedule mitigation efforts, Inside Defense has learned.

June 26, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department's recent $660 million award to Lockheed Martin to support an F-35 economic order quantity buy will yield less than half of what the program expected in cost savings, according to a letter obtained this week by Inside Defense.

June 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force expects to conduct a critical design review of the new B-21 bomber before the end of the year, according to the director of the service's rapid capabilities office.

June 23, 2018 | Daily News

In response to congressional inquiries, the Air Force has drawn up options for buying fewer than 17 aircraft under the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, according to the service's military deputy for acquisition.

June 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's B-1 fleet returned to flight this week after being grounded due to a problem with the jet's ejection seat.

June 22, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force and Navy sustainment officials have been working since December to develop a detailed cost estimate for a plan to establish an organic F-35 Joint Strike Fighter software maintenance capability and will brief the program's sustainment lead in the next few weeks.

June 20, 2018 | Daily News

A provision floated by House appropriators could help find a middle ground for lawmakers and Air Force leaders who disagree on the future of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy’s aviation community is lagging behind the shipbuilding enterprise in determining how to modernize its depots and is slated to submit a plan to Congress next year, according to a senior official.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

A series of demonstrations this month at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada could pave the way for a new technology meant tovastly improve the quality of the service's training for fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

House appropriators are offering an additional $194 million in their version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill to accelerate the Air Force's move to a new Compass Call platform.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Naval Safety Center has partnered with the Army Analytics Group for data aggregation and complex analysis to better understand the uptick in aviation mishaps, according to a Navy official.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

NEW YORK -- The president of Pratt & Whitney's military engine group said this week the company is working to cut the cost to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's propulsion system in half over the next 10 years, telling reporters sustainment is a top priority for the engine manufacturer.

June 09, 2018 | Daily News

Senate authorizers want to tie a congressional requirement to develop a conventional variant of the Long-Range Standoff Weapon to initial operational test and evaluation, not initial operational capability as current law stipulates.

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