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March 05, 2019 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Transportation Command told lawmakers today the Defense Department predicts it will need to grow its mobility capacity, particularly its tanker fleet, in the near term, despite the findings of a recent Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study that validated the current fleet size.

March 04, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force is beginning to look at an expanded role for the T-X airframe, according to the head of Air Combat Command, including as an aggressor or as a light-attack aircraft.

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force confirmed Friday it has refused acceptance of two KC-46 tankers after foreign object debris was discovered on Boeing's production line. (UPDATED)

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force has paused its acceptance of KC-46 tankers after foreign object debris was discovered on Boeing's production line.

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy today affirmed that its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter has achieved initial operational capability, putting the carrier variant on track with the program's time line.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

Funds used to repair damages at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, taken from existing operations and maintenance accounts, will likely not be diverted to pay for President Trump's southern border wall, an Air Force official told a House subcommittee this week.

February 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has delayed a key milestone for its $2.7 billion, E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 upgrade program stemming from shortfalls identified during testing and delays in delivering new hardware by prime contractor Boeing.

February 19, 2019 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO -- The F-35 Joint Program Office is planning to award up to 20 software development and sustainment contracts for "immediate" requirements to small businesses and startups later this year, according to the program executive officer.

February 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is starting to see benefits from a new aviation sustainment system in the form of reducing the time it takes to conduct various maintenance activities, one of the service's top aviators said.

February 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has established a $9.9 billion price tag for its new Advanced Pilot Training program, the Boeing-led project -- also dubbed T-X -- to recapitalize the aging fleet of T-38C aircraft used to train fighter and bomber pilots.

February 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's acquisition chief acknowledged the new Advanced Battle Management System has had a slow start and pledged to speed up the process once the new architect joins next month.

February 07, 2019 | Daily News

Although the Air Force has made significant progress reducing a gap in aircraft maintainers, a new report from the Government Accountability Office found the service continues to face a shortage of experienced personnel and lacks a strategy to retain its current workforce.

February 05, 2019 | Daily News

A new Pentagon mobility study maintains previous fleet-size estimates, its unclassified summary offering almost no insight into the Air Force's plan to grow by 14 tanker squadrons and three strategic airlift squadrons over the next 10 years.

February 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2020 budget request will offer details on the Air Force's path forward for its light-attack aircraft program, after the service announced last month it has delayed plans to launch a formal competition for the effort.

February 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's top uniformed acquisition officer said today he's confident the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter can meet the Pentagon's 80-percent mission-capable rate target, despite a recent report from the director of operational test and evaluation showing fleetwide availability is less than 60 percent.

February 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has chosen someone to serve as the 'architect' who will oversee the new acquisition approach to the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), according to a senior Air Force official.

February 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top weapons tester considers the F-35's new Block 4 modernization plan "high risk" and is calling for a more robust assessment of the cost to test and continuously modernize software.

February 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is making plans to award Lockheed Martin a new contract to re-architect the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's troubled Autononomic Logistics Information System.

February 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy awarded its latest P-8A Poseidon Lot 10 contract three months early to ensure a $60 million budget shortfall did not slow down the production line.

February 01, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan believes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has "a lot of opportunity for more performance."

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