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April 03, 2019 | Daily News

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) yesterday bemoaned the lack of a disaster relief supplemental bill and said one must be passed within the next eight days before Congress adjourns for its Easter recess.

March 28, 2019 | Daily News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told lawmakers this week the estimated cost to sustain the F-15EX is about "50 percent less" than that of the fifth-generation F-35 -- a difference that is driving the Pentagon’s proposal to buy more fourth-generation aircraft in its fiscal year 2020 budget.

March 27, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said today the service has halted 61 building renovation and maintenance programs this year to pay for storm damage repairs at Tyndall Air Force Base. Wilson's comments came one day after a supplemental spending bill was introduced in Congress that will provide $400 million toward those repairs.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has sent Congress a $2.7 billion unfunded priorities list for fiscal year 2020, the bulk of which would be used to procure additional KC-46 tankers and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

March 22, 2019 | Daily News

A Defense Department official who briefed reporters at the Pentagon today said acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan did not play a direct role in the decision to buy Boeing's F-15EX, citing an ethics agreement that barred Shanahan from doing so.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program is $3.8 billion less between FY-20 and FY-23 than what the service forecast last year, due to a "decision to defer development of specific classified technologies and refocus resources."

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s plan to buy 80 F-15EX aircraft over the next five years assumes an airframe unit cost of $80.3 million per jet and non-recurring costs of $407 million over that same time period.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s plan to buy 80 F-15EX aircraft over the next five years assumes an airframe unit cost of $80.3 million per jet and non-recurring costs of $407 million over that same time period.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program is $3.8 billion less between FY-20 and FY-23 than what the service forecast last year, due to a "decision to defer development of specific classified technologies and refocus resources."

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department expects to spend $7.3 billion for F-35 Block 4 modernization between fiscal years 2020 and 2024, according to new details in the Pentagon’s FY-20 budget justification books.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to request a $205.6 billion topline, including what is projected to be the largest requested shipbuilding budget in 20 years, according to fiscal year 2020 budget briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters this week the service needs to reprogram about $750 million in fiscal year 2019 funds to increase the mission-capable rates of the F-16 and F-22.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The recovery of Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, devastated by Hurricane Michael last October, will require $750 million in supplemental funding in fiscal year 2019, according to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper told lawmakers today he expects there will be a six to eight month delay to the B-2 Defensive Management System modernization effort as prime contractor Northrop Grumman works to implement a new agile software development program.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is requesting $36 million for research and development for the Advanced Battle Management System in fiscal year 2020, according to spokeswoman Capt. Cara Bousie.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 future years defense program proposes about $400 million for light-attack aircraft procurement between FY-22 and FY-24, and the service plans to buy a small number of aircraft this year to continue its testing and experimentation plan.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 budget proposes a flat F-35 procurement rate that would buy 48 jets per year across the future years defense program -- a reduction the service plans to offset by purchasing 80 Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft over that same period.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to request a $205.6 billion topline, including what is projected to be the largest requested shipbuilding budget in 20 years, according to fiscal year 2020 budget briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department will request funding for 110 new fighter aircraft in the fiscal year 2020 budget request, according to the White House, quantities that appear to align with reports that the Pentagon will seek to reduce F-35 procurement and buy eight new F-15X aircraft.

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