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July 28, 2010 | Daily News

A blue-ribbon advisory panel -- dominated by Defense Secretary Robert Gates' appointees -- will recommend the Pentagon adopt dual-source competition for the duration of a weapon system's production run, a finding that could undermine the Obama administration's case for terminating funding for the Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine in the fiscal year 2011 budget.

July 27, 2010 | Daily News

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has voted to include funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine program, continuing the game of chicken between Capitol Hill and the White House, which has threatened to veto any legislation that includes money for the propulsion effort.

July 26, 2010 | Daily News

On the eve of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2011 defense spending bill, two House authorizes are urging their colleagues to fund the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine program.

July 19, 2010 | Daily News

The Defense Department has delayed by three months a high-level Pentagon review of whether the Navy's P-8A program is ready to proceed into the production and deployment phase of acquisition, a pivotal juncture for the $32 billion program that will replace the Navy's venerable P-3 turboprops with a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft modified to hunt submarines and, if necessary, fight surface ships.

July 15, 2010 | Inside the Pentagon

The Air Force will temporarily preserve all tooling for the F-22A Raptor until it determines which tools to retain for long-term sustainment of the Raptor fleet and which to dispose of once production halts, according to documents reviewed by Inside the Pentagon.

July 13, 2010 | Daily News

(Clarification: Lockheed officials have said their opening offer for JSF aircraft during Lot 4 negotiations was 20 percent below the cost estimate prepared by the director of the Pentagon's cost estimates and program evaluation (CAPE) office. The original version of this story stated a specific figure within that CAPE estimate. This story has been updated accordingly.)

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