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May 22, 2018 | Daily News

Beginning in December 2019 the Marine Corps will have a precision-guided munitions training range that supports the Joint Strike Fighter on the East Coast.

May 18, 2018 | Daily News

A top Air Combat Command planning and requirements official said Friday that if the service's experimentation with a potential light-attack acquisition program proves successful, he wouldn't rule out the possibility of future experiments to further boost the service's attack aircraft fleet.

May 18, 2018 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord certified the Air Force's acquisition strategy for the Compass Call recapitalization program in a May 14 memo to Congress, a Defense Department spokesman confirmed Friday.

May 18, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told Senate appropriators this week the cost to base the new B-21 at a location that doesn't currently house bombers will likely be about $450 million per base, which is part of the reason the service plans to assign the aircraft at places that already have much of the infrastructure required to house it.

May 15, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force estimates its planned multiyear procurement of 52 C-130J variants between fiscal years 2019 and 2023 will save about $572 million compared to an annual procurement approach.

May 15, 2018 | Daily News

Members of the House Armed Services Committee are concerned the Navy's carrier air wing is not configured to support long-range strikes required by the current and future threat and requests the service secretary brief Congress on options that include manned and unmanned capabilities to fulfill the requirement.

May 14, 2018 | Daily News

As new aircraft come online like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, CH-53K King Stallion and a slew of unmanned aerial systems, the Marine Corps is revising its maintenance qualification standards to make the transition easier for mechanics and other personnel.

May 11, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force works with Boeing to assure timely delivery of the first new KC-46 tanker, House policymakers want the service to increase its planned aircraft acceptance rate to more than three new tankers per month.

May 11, 2018 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee wants to restrict funding for the Air Force's recapitalization of the two 57-year-old OC-135B aircraft until the Trump administration implements countermeasures to Russia's violations of the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, which allows 34 signatory countries to observe each other's domestic military operations.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force announced Tuesday it will conduct a one-day operational safety review across all of its flying and maintenance wings in response to a recent increase in Class A mishaps within the service.

May 07, 2018 | Daily News

The second phase of the Air Force's light-attack experiment, which begins today, is vetting the logistics, sustainment and weapons integration aspects of a potential new attack fleet, according to the service's deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) will include $623 million in his mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill to keep the Air Force's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization on track, though the service wants to ditch the modernization program in favor of a broader look at advanced battle management systems.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

EVERETT, WA -- Boeing officials this week said the company is working "shoulder to shoulder" with the Air Force to deliver the first next-generation KC-46 tankers by the end of the year, telling reporters here the program's schedule problems are largely a thing of the past.

May 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon says the recent spate of aviation crashes being investigated by the military service branches is "not a crisis" that requires a department-wide review, despite rumblings from Capitol Hill that a more holistic investigation is necessary.

May 03, 2018 | Daily News

EVERETT, WA -- As Boeing and the Air Force continue to work toward delivery of the first KC-46 tanker, the company is expecting a contract from the service this summer to explore future tanker capabilities.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

Boeing announced today it has agreed to acquire Miami-based aerospace parts distributor KLX for $4.25 billion.

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is working with the F-35 joint program office to identify possible "pathfinder" projects to test its ability to incorporate agile software development into large programs of record.

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plan to demonstrate whether teams of manned and unmanned aircraft can work together in an air-to-ground combat mission, following a series of flight tests last fall.

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

After the Air Force canceled a B-2 satellite communications upgrade in its fiscal year 2019 budget request, lawmakers are working to assure the service has a plan to keep the bomber's communication system up to date.

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

House lawmakers want the Air Force to consider the implications of recompeting a contract for F-35 cockpit canopy transparencies in order to drive down cost and secure the supply chain.

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