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December 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is working with the airline industry to determine whether it can install sensors in its fighter aircraft to detect key fatigue and maintenance issues -- a technology that could reduce the time it takes to diagnose and repair aircraft.

December 04, 2018 | Daily News

Airbus, eyeing a growing need for aerial refueling service by the U.S. military, is teaming up with Lockheed Martin to offer the Pentagon the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport as a fee-for-service aircraft and potential purchase -- a third attempt by the European company over the last decade to win a piece of the Air Force tanker business in a move that could squeeze Boeing.

December 04, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Department continues to craft a long-term sustainment plan for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the joint program office is looking to partner with industry to better understand the sustainment risks involving sub-tier suppliers.

December 01, 2018 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Air Force is awaiting industry’s response to a second draft request for proposals as the service finalizes its acquisition strategy for a light-attack aircraft, the Air Force’s military deputy for acquisition told Inside Defense.

December 01, 2018 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Air Force is awaiting industry’s response to a second draft request for proposals as the service finalizes its acquisition strategy for a light-attack aircraft, the Air Force’s military deputy for acquisition told Inside Defense.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

The former leader of the F-35 joint program office said Thursday that while he thinks the program's decision to transition to a continuous software development and delivery framework for Block 4 modernization was a good one, he has some concern about how that capability will be integrated across the fleet.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

The former leader of the F-35 joint program office said Thursday that while he thinks the program's decision to transition to a continuous software development and delivery framework for Block 4 modernization was a good one, he has some concern about how that capability will be integrated across the fleet.

November 22, 2018 | Daily News

The F-22 program office has developed a "recovery plan" to meet Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' mandate that the fifth-generation fighter achieve an 80 percent mission-capable rate by the end of fiscal year 2019.

November 21, 2018 | Daily News

The F-22 program's use of Section 804 rapid prototyping authority has led the program office to restructure two key upgrade efforts into an iterative, two-phased software delivery plan aimed at fielding more capability at a faster pace.

November 14, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson said today the service will need to reprogram funds in fiscal year 2019 to meet near-term readiness goals.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

As Pentagon officials reckon with a potential requirement for additional strategic airlift to execute the new National Defense Strategy, a blueprint for action was mapped out in policy reviews to support capping C-17 production in 2015, including a potential $7 billion tab to restart the C-17 line, upgrading C-5s in the bone yard to grow the fleet and increased reliance on civilian cargo haulers.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

As Pentagon officials reckon with a potential requirement for additional strategic airlift to execute the new National Defense Strategy, a blueprint for action was mapped out in policy reviews to support capping C-17 production in 2015, including a potential $7 billion tab to restart the C-17 line, upgrading C-5s in the bone yard to grow the fleet and increased reliance on civilian cargo haulers.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

ST. GEORGE, UT -- As the Air Force prepares to release a request for proposals for a next-generation ejection seat to meet new safety and performance requirements, the service is working with two leading seatmakers to reduce risk before the competition starts.

October 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy expects the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to its legacy information technology systems, according to a service spokeswoman.

October 30, 2018 | Daily News

The services expect the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to legacy information technology systems, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

The general in charge of the Air Force's mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

October 26, 2018 | Daily News

The general in charge of the Air Force’s mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

October 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon has approved an update to the F-35 Block 4 acquisition strategy nearly a year later than the joint program office anticipated, but officials do not plan to release cost and schedule details, citing proprietary concerns.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

Defense lawmakers rejected several Navy reprogramming requests that would have funded a consulting group for surface warfare reforms, supported developing a high-energy laser and financed an effort related to investigating physiological episodes occurring within the F/A-18 and E/A-18 fleets.

October 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force will meet with potential B-52 engine vendors next month to update them on the program strategy and time line.

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