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September 19, 2017 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Mobility Command chief Gen. Carlton Everhart told reporters Tuesday that a KC-46 boom-scraping issue -- recently characterized as a category-one deficiency -- could delay initial deliveries of the new tanker.

September 18, 2017 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Materiel Command is overhauling its maintenance plan for the legacy E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System following service-life tests earlier this year.

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory is hoping that a new, five-year contract with a $499 million ceiling will help the service mature and field "affordable, revolutionary capabilities" to a range of legacy and future platforms, including a next-generation fighter or tanker.

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

A new bomber fleet-size report acknowledges that while the Air Force may only need 100 new B-21 bombers to meet current threat analysis, the service may need to procure additional bombers before production closes.

September 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force has yet to solidify a plan to upgrade or replace the B-52 engine, but engine-maker Rolls-Royce told reporters this week the company's BR725 jet engine may be a contender for an eventual competition.

September 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force estimates it would cost $1.7 billion to convert 34 older-model F-22 training jets to an operational configuration that is homogenous with today's Block 30 Raptor fleet.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

Boeing will begin preliminary design work for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization under a contract worth roughly $600 million awarded Tuesday, the Air Force said this week.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is considering new options for the next generation of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System capabilities that could mean ending the recapitalization effort, a service spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense Tuesday.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

Among the programs the Defense Department hoped would be spared under the recently passed continuing resolution are a number of Air Force new-starts and production increases, including key munitions programs and cyber resilience efforts.

September 12, 2017 | Daily News

In a new court document, the U.S. government is arguing it must move forward with task orders with CHI Aviation and Columbia Helicopters to execute President Trump's strategy for Afghanistan.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department last month sent the White House a detailed list of acquisition program priorities it had hoped to fund at the beginning of fiscal year 2018 in the event Congress passed a stopgap budget measure restricting spending levels and prohibiting new programs, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

F-35 Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter told reporters this week he expects the time frame to complete negotiations for the Joint Strike Fighter's 11th low-rate initial production lot will be much shorter than the LRIP 10 deal, which took more than a year to finalize.

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

Boeing and the Air Force are now studying the wings of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to determine how much service life remains, after the fuselage proved to be in better health than expected.

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

More than 30 light-attack aircraft that can capture full-motion video will add intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capacity for the Afghan Air Force, a spokesman for the U.S. Air Force's support effort in Afghanistan said this week.

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program won't begin feeling the effect of a fiscal year 2018 continuing resolution until next spring, the program's director told reporters this week.

September 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office this week released an unclassified explanation of its decision to scrap protests filed by Boeing and Bombardier that contested the Air Force's decision to let L3 Technologies choose the next Compass Call platform, among other aspects of the service's effort to re-host the system onto another aircraft.

September 07, 2017 | Daily News

Pentagon plans to ramp up production of about two-dozen major weapon systems in fiscal year 2018 would be largely unaffected by the stopgap spending bill President Trump and congressional leaders hope to enact, funding the federal government from Oct. 1 to Dec. 8.

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

The new head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects to have approval of a new plan by late October that will allow it to continuously develop software capabilities following the completion of the post-system development and demonstration phase.

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