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September 13, 2018 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The program executive officer in charge of the Air Force's fighter and bomber fleets said this week his directorate is facing a significant modernization bow wave that is making it difficult to balance aircraft availability with the need for improved capability for an aging workhorse fleet.

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

A government watchdog has found the operating costs of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, EA-18G Growler and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet programs increased from fiscal year 2011 to FY-16, according to a new report.

September 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is on track to field the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by its goal of fiscal year 2020, according to a spokesman for Naval Air Systems Command.

September 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force later this month will roll out its vision for a right-sized service that can meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy, focusing on the importance of the service's squadrons rather than the size of its aircraft fleet.

August 25, 2018 | Daily News

A pilot program the Navy is using to improve aircraft depot maintenance -- which it has been testing on F/A-18s and MV-22s -- may be pushed out to the rest of the fleet, according to the Navy secretary.

August 22, 2018 | Daily News

A new report from the RAND Corp. finds that creating a flying-only track for commissioned Air Force officers could help the service retain and recruit pilots.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 Joint Program Office projects it will cost $643 million to upgrade 54 F-35C Joint Strike Fighters to Block 3F software between April 2016 and January 2020, among other modifications.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

As lawmakers press the Defense Department for more details about the cause of increased aviation mishap rates, a recent Government Accountability Office report highlights a lack of standardization and enforcement in mishap data reporting from the services that is limiting the accuracy and breadth of the department's analysis on mishap trends.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

When President Trump signed the 2019 defense policy bill on Monday, he authorized multiyear buys of two major aircraft programs for the Navy.

August 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force wants to integrate an off-the-shelf, dual offensive and defensive electronic-warfare system onto C-130J derivative aircraft and other large platforms in as little as three months, according to a recent notice.

August 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' gambit to replace the venerable AN/APG-73 radar in nearly 100 older-model F/A-18 Hornets is advancing after Raytheon and Northrop Grumman both passed a government-requested "fit check" to assess whether off-the-shelf Active Electronically Scanned Array radars produced by the two U.S. defense contractors are compatible with the available space in the fighter aircraft's nose.

August 10, 2018 | Daily News

Squadron commanders in the Marine Corps failed to appropriately disclose the readiness of their aircraft due to uncertain standards and a lack of oversight, the Defense Department inspector general has found.

August 08, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 program's concurrency cost estimate fell 2 percent from March 2017 to March 2018, reflecting a considerable drop in forecasted issues balanced by an increase in realized costs, according to a new report to Congress.

August 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to choose a light-attack aircraft by the end of fiscal year 2019, and is only considering bids from Textron and Sierra Nevada, according to a recent presolicitation notice.

August 03, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance leaders this week offered a peek into their newly approved Next-Generation ISR Flight Plan, which aims to boost the service's capabilities in space and cyberspace and position the enterprise for data-driven, high-end combat over the next decade.

August 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy aims to reduce its strike fighter inventory shortfall from an anticipated 61 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in fiscal year 2020 to a "new single-digit norm" by FY-24, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

July 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department has postponed a planned Defense Acquisition Board meeting for F-35 follow-on modernization until this fall, according to Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

July 26, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force works to keep its workhorse B-52 bomber fleet flying into the 2050s, the service is working with prime contractor and integrator Boeing to ensure that any changes to the capability or mission profile are integrated well with the other systems on the aircraft.

July 25, 2018 | Daily News

Boeing has taken another hit on the KC-46 tanker development program, announcing $334 million in after-tax cost growth during its second-quarter earnings report today.

July 24, 2018 | Daily News

After a rise in the number of unexplained physiological episodes, lawmakers want assurances from the Air Force and Navy that any future fighter and attack aircraft the services procure will be equipped with new technology designed to reduce the impact of those incidents.