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April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office has issued a one-year authorization to operate the next software release of the jet's Autonomic Logistics Information System, ALIS 3.0, after the F-35 Assessment and Authorization Working Group recommended a "high-risk ATO" to the program executive officer.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

Delivery of five F-35s from low-rate initial production Lot 10 has been paused due to a disagreement between the joint program office and Lockheed Martin about who should pay for a production fix identified last year, the Air Force's military deputy for acquisition confirmed Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has delayed by about a year plans to complete an analysis of alternatives for a sixth-generation fighter, setting a fiscal year 2019 target completion date for the effort that began in May 2016 and was originally slated to be done last November.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office announced this week it has completed its last flight event in the program system development and demonstration phase.

April 11, 2018 | Daily News

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves says it will take at least six years for the Defense Department to field a capability for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to contribute to missile defense missions.

April 11, 2018 | Daily News

A fledgling effort to put a high-power laser on the new AC-130J gunship requires about $92 million in total to develop and field an offensive weapon by the early 2020s, the head of Air Force Special Operations Command told lawmakers this week.

April 10, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is preparing to take over the battlefield command-and-control mission from the Air Force if the latter service does not replace the current platform, according to a Navy official.

April 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is gearing up for F-35C shipboard operational testing with Carrier Air Wing 7 this summer before initial operational test and evaluation kicks off for the Joint Strike Fighter in September, according to a service official.

April 06, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force overhauls its nuclear command, control and communications enterprise, an analysis of alternatives starting later this year will explore how to jointly replace the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center and the Navy's smaller E-6B.

April 05, 2018 | Daily News

ST. LOUIS -- Boeing has pitched its Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the Indian Navy and is prepared to build a facility in the country to comply with the prime minister's "Make In India" initiative, according to a company executive.

April 05, 2018 | Daily News

A Boeing KC-46 again successfully refueled a second KC-46 to meet another certification milestone for fuel on-load testing, the company announced this week.

April 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has locked in new design changes for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to give the twin-engine fighter improved situational awareness, increased survivability and extended range -- upgrades that allow the fourth-generation weapon system to keep pace with next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

April 04, 2018 | Daily News

Five Air Force procurement programs saw cost swings of more than $1 billion over the last year, and 24 of the service's systems shrank by $2.5 billion in aggregate, the Defense Department said this week.

April 03, 2018 | Daily News

The estimated cost for the Pentagon's major weapon system acquisition portfolio grew by $177 billion, or more than 10 percent, over the last year, swelling from $1.7 trillion to $1.9 trillion.

April 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon will establish service-run program offices for the Joint Strike Fighter -- a departure from the current construct, which centralizes all F-35 program management within one office that reports to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Inside Defense has learned.

April 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon will establish service-run program offices for the Joint Strike Fighter -- a departure from the current construct, which centralizes all F-35 program management within one office that reports to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Inside Defense has learned.

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force has identified 32 testing upgrades at risk of delays due to resource shortfalls at the Air Force Test Center.

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's formal report to congressional defense committees on its new plan for replacing the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System offers more insight on how it views the roles of the MQ-9 Reaper, RQ-4 Block 40 and other assets in a future battle management network.

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force would like F-35 sustainment costs to be comparable with those of legacy fighter aircraft, and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters today the service is working closely with prime contractor Lockheed Martin and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to achieve the service's cost targets.

March 23, 2018 | Daily News

The omnibus appropriations bill passed by the House and Senate calls for reports to be delivered later this year about two major Navy programs.

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