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July 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force testing community is evaluating alternatives for creating a new integrated developmental and operational testing organization and will likely present those options to service leadership within the next few months.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is hosting a demonstration of simulated, close-range combat exercises featuring autonomous aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence, as part of a larger effort to increase warfighters’ trust in machines.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL -- ravaged by Hurricane Michael last fall -- has been allocated $700 million of the $1 billion in military construction funds contained in a disaster relief supplemental bill President Donald Trump signed into law earlier this month, according to a service spokesman.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force’s program executive officer for fighters and bombers told reporters last week the service is in the process of rebaselining the B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization effort -- a $3 billion overhaul aimed at improving the bomber’s survivability.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force Life-Cycle Management Center's propulsion directorate has identified three candidate programs that could become the first to benefit from technology being matured through the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

June 24, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's propulsion directorate has identified three candidate programs that could become the first to benefit from technology being matured through the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Pentagon is holding to its F-35A sustainment target cost of $25,000 per flying hour by fiscal year 2025, despite multiple internal assessments that argue the goal is not achievable.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

As the KC-46 continues to move through operational testing this summer, the Air Force is working closely with prime contractor Boeing to develop plans to address two key tanker deficiencies.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

As the KC-46 continues to move through operational test this summer, the service is working closely with prime contractor Boeing to develop plans to address two key tanker deficiencies.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The head of Air Combat Command said today he hopes to have a strategy for drawing additional airframes into the light-attack experimentation effort by this fall to inform fiscal year 2021 budget planning.

June 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general found that the F-35 joint program office provided insufficient oversight of prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s spare parts delivery and aircraft availability data and awarded millions of dollars in incentive fees based on "inflated and unverified data," according to a new report.

June 12, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform national security subcommittee are expressing concern about the number of U.S.-trained Afghan soldiers who go absent without official leave, as described in recent reports by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko.

June 11, 2019 | Daily News

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, will receive $250 million of the operations and maintenance funds allocated to the Air Force in a disaster relief bill President Trump signed into law last week and is looking to begin making awards to rebuild infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Michael.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has made a $34 billion "handshake agreement" with Lockheed Martin for Lot 12 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, with options for Lots 13 and 14, according to a statement from Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The United States is suspending Turkey, a key NATO ally, from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for refusing to back out of a deal to procure a Russian-made missile defense system.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are concerned the Air Force is misapplying rapid acquisition authorities to a major B-52 re-engining effort and are asking for more insight into the program’s requirements and testing plans.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers want the Air Force to craft a 30-year tanker force structure vision that lays out future tanker production plans and options to modernize the entire tanker fleet.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are proposing significant oversight of the F-35 program and the Air Force's plan to buy new F-15EX aircraft -- calling for more insight into the Joint Strike Fighter's Block 4 effort and recommending the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps develop a joint service cost position for the program.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is supporting the Air Force's plans to accelerate the Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology program for pairing with such manned platforms as the F-35.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

A renewed focus on readiness in recent years and a directive from former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to maintain 80% mission-capable rates for key fighter aircraft platforms has driven the Air Force to take a closer look at mission capability across its fleet.

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