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May 29, 2020

The Air Force is asking for proofs of concept from industry in response to its plan to lease advanced training aircraft to support a proposed new fighter pilot training program.

May 28, 2020

The Air Force sees "real possibility" in the prospect of using cargo aircraft as bomb trucks after conducting successful tests with the C-17 and C-130.

May 25, 2020

Three Senators are pushing for the Government Accountability Office to investigate continued KC-46 tanker delays and review the status of prime contractor Boeing's work to address current deficiencies with the aircraft.

May 20, 2020

The Air Force this week released a formal solicitation for the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program and plans to award a contract by June 2021.

May 19, 2020

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin up to $485 million to manufacture and upgrade airborne sensor systems that provide advanced detection capabilities for U.S. and international customers.

May 12, 2020

A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights risks in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's test schedule and manufacturing practices -- noting concerns with the Pentagon's plans to continue delivering aircraft despite a nine-month operational testing delay.

May 1, 2020

The Air Force this week awarded General Electric four undefinitized contract actions worth $707 million to produce F110 engines for foreign military sales customers -- a move the service's acquisition executive said was made, in part, to support the propulsion industrial base as it faces severe impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 30, 2020

The Air Force is making progress toward a full-scale engine test in early fiscal year 2021 of advanced engine technologies being matured under the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

April 29, 2020

Boeing faces a charge of $168 million on the VC-25B Air Force One replacement program as a result of "engineering inefficiencies" associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the company revealed in a filing today.

April 29, 2020

Boeing announced today it incurred an $827 million pre-tax KC-46 tanker charge in the first quarter of 2020, due to costs associated with its agreement with the Air Force earlier this month on a remote visual system design and “productivity inefficiencies” due to COVID-19 factory disruptions.

April 27, 2020

The Air Force is prolonging a study of the feasibility of using commercial air refueling services to help meet tanker demands, telling lawmakers last week it would take another 60 days to complete its review.

April 21, 2020

Lockheed Martin said today it is lowering its sales guidance for the year, primarily because of expected challenges to F-35 production related to the coronavirus crisis.

April 20, 2020

The Air Force's F-16 program office is finalizing a contract worth up to $62 billion with Lockheed Martin to provide foreign partners a standard version of the advanced Block 70/72 Viper variant -- starting with Morocco and Taiwan.

April 16, 2020

A congressional watchdog is warning the Air Force's decision to bypass the traditional requirements process for the Advanced Battle Management System poses several development risks.

April 16, 2020

The VC-25B program that's building the next Air Force One has completed its critical design review -- a key milestone on the path to delivering the aircraft that will transport the president around the world.

April 10, 2020

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command said this week he thinks a clean-sheet Arsenal Plane platform may better meet the service's need for long-range strike capabilities than repurposing existing cargo or bomber platforms, as the service has discussed in the past.

April 2, 2020

The Air Force announced today it has reached two significant agreements with Boeing to release $882 million the service had withheld due to continued design challenges with the KC-46 remote visual system and to move ahead with a two-step redesign of the KC-46 remote visual system.

April 2, 2020

The Marine Corps' top officer said it's not yet cutting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program of record numbers, but could trim the buy in the future.

April 2, 2020

After a major uptick in foreign military sales last year, the Air Force expects to make even more deals moving forward, in large part driven by increased demand for fourth-generation aircraft.

March 30, 2020

The Boeing-built KC-46 has a new Category 1 deficiency involving excessive fuel leaks, which was first identified during an air refueling test last July.