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September 18, 2018 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- A U.S. Transportation Command-led mobility and capability requirements study has been delayed until later this year as the Pentagon works to incorporate additional threat-based planning data into the scope of the review.

September 17, 2018 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced today the service will grow its total number of operational squadrons from 312 to 386 -- a 25 percent increase it plans to implement between fiscal years 2025 and 2030.

September 15, 2018 | Daily News

Congressional appropriators this week agreed to put $100 million toward the early stages of the Air Force’s O/A-X light-attack aircraft procurement program, after the Senate proposed three times as much money but the House offered none.

September 15, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force announced this week a number of efforts to address an uptick in unexplained physiological events experienced by training pilots, including a redesign of the T-6 onboard oxygen-generating system and adoption of new maintenance procedures.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office expects to start its first formal operational testing events in November, after Director of Operational Test & Evaluation Robert Behler directed the program to hold off on starting the tests until the newest version of software is available to the test aircraft fleet.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers, acquiescing to the Air Force's request to end the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, are now turning to address maintenance issues with the legacy fleet.

September 13, 2018 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The program executive officer in charge of the Air Force's fighter and bomber fleets said this week his directorate is facing a significant modernization bow wave that is making it difficult to balance aircraft availability with the need for improved capability for an aging workhorse fleet.

September 13, 2018 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The program executive officer in charge of the Air Force's fighter and bomber fleets said this week his directorate is facing a significant modernization bow wave that is making it difficult to balance aircraft availability with the need for improved capability for an aging workhorse fleet.

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

A government watchdog has found the operating costs of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, EA-18G Growler and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet programs increased from fiscal year 2011 to FY-16, according to a new report.

September 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is on track to field the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by its goal of fiscal year 2020, according to a spokesman for Naval Air Systems Command.

September 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force later this month will roll out its vision for a right-sized service that can meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy, focusing on the importance of the service's squadrons rather than the size of its aircraft fleet.

August 25, 2018 | Daily News

A pilot program the Navy is using to improve aircraft depot maintenance -- which it has been testing on F/A-18s and MV-22s -- may be pushed out to the rest of the fleet, according to the Navy secretary.

August 22, 2018 | Daily News

A new report from the RAND Corp. finds that creating a flying-only track for commissioned Air Force officers could help the service retain and recruit pilots.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 Joint Program Office projects it will cost $643 million to upgrade 54 F-35C Joint Strike Fighters to Block 3F software between April 2016 and January 2020, among other modifications.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

As lawmakers press the Defense Department for more details about the cause of increased aviation mishap rates, a recent Government Accountability Office report highlights a lack of standardization and enforcement in mishap data reporting from the services that is limiting the accuracy and breadth of the department's analysis on mishap trends.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

When President Trump signed the 2019 defense policy bill on Monday, he authorized multiyear buys of two major aircraft programs for the Navy.

August 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force wants to integrate an off-the-shelf, dual offensive and defensive electronic-warfare system onto C-130J derivative aircraft and other large platforms in as little as three months, according to a recent notice.

August 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' gambit to replace the venerable AN/APG-73 radar in nearly 100 older-model F/A-18 Hornets is advancing after Raytheon and Northrop Grumman both passed a government-requested "fit check" to assess whether off-the-shelf Active Electronically Scanned Array radars produced by the two U.S. defense contractors are compatible with the available space in the fighter aircraft's nose.

August 10, 2018 | Daily News

Squadron commanders in the Marine Corps failed to appropriately disclose the readiness of their aircraft due to uncertain standards and a lack of oversight, the Defense Department inspector general has found.

August 08, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 program's concurrency cost estimate fell 2 percent from March 2017 to March 2018, reflecting a considerable drop in forecasted issues balanced by an increase in realized costs, according to a new report to Congress.

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