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November 13, 2019 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office plans to “coalesce” by next September four lines of effort aimed at improving the jet’s troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System and is crafting a detailed plan for how to implement the redesigned ALIS.

November 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is finalizing an assessment on how to best integrate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter into the ballistic missile defense system after the aircraft tracked a pair of interceptors during a key test earlier this year, according to a Missile Defense Agency official.

November 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force expects to complete fleetwide retrofits to the KC-46 tanker’s cargo locking system by March 2020, the program office confirmed this week.

November 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force will test whether an F-22 and F-35 can communicate via a secure data link during a demonstration that’s expected to occur in December, according to a senior official.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

The total value of the Air Force's foreign military sales in fiscal year 2019 was $17 billion, about 53% more than the $11.1 billion in aircraft and weaponry the service sold to other countries the previous year, according to an Air Force security assistance official.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's Pilot Training Next program -- intended to establish an accelerated student curriculum by leveraging biometric data and artificial intelligence -- has begun executing a new partnership with NASA ahead of the program’s third iteration, set to begin in January.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is updating the F-35's acquisition program baseline, acquisition chief Ellen Lord confirmed today, after announcing earlier this month that milestone C and a full-rate production decision would likely be delayed more than a year due to problems integrating the jet into a new Joint Simulation Environment.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has finalized a $34 billion contract with F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin to buy 478 jets across the next three low-rate initial production lots.

October 25, 2019 | Daily News

The recently revealed schedule deferral and cost increase to the B61-12 warhead life extension program are not affecting the production schedule of its tailkit assembly effort, which will deliver its first flyable units in January, well within the established time frame.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics has about $1 billion in sales under protest, the company's chief executive said today.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

As Lockheed Martin works to replace Turkish suppliers on the F-35 program, the company's associated risk is covered by the U.S. government, according to the contractor's chief executive.

October 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon confirmed today the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter full-rate production decision, which was expected in December, could be delayed by 13 months due to delays in integrating the Joint Simulation Environment.

October 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to conduct a system requirements review of Boeing's fix to the KC-46 remote vision system in November and begin testing the upgraded system within the next six weeks, a service spokesman told Inside Defense this week.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

U.S. Transportation Command has begun work on a follow-up to last year's mobility capability requirements study that will have a broader scope than the 2019 analysis and will consider what forces are needed to support the National Defense Strategy.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The head of Air Force Air Combat Command told reporters recently that the Air Force's plan to apply a "Century Series" concept to the Next-Generation Air Dominance program is not a change of course, but instead aligns well with studies the service has been conducting over the last few years.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy announced Tuesday the service has achieved its 80% mission-capable rate target for both the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18 Growler fleets.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin is proposing a sweeping five-year sustainment contract it hopes will set the stage for a future multiyear deal.

September 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is considering retiring a portion of the B-1 fleet as part of its fiscal year 2021 budget request in order to shift funds to other major modernization and procurement efforts within the bomber fleet.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force is in the final stages of completing an acquisition strategy for the F-15EX, and is mapping out options for future capability upgrades, the program executive officer for fighters and bombers told Inside Defense today.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee is proposing a $270 million cut to the Air Force's Adaptive Engine Transition Program and are calling on the service to deliver details on plans to transition the new engine technology into major programs like the F-35.