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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.

April 26, 2018 | Daily News

House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee members have included four physiological episode-related provisions in their mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill to keep a spotlight on the issue, according to a committee staffer.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's Compass Call recapitalization program isn't moving fast enough for House lawmakers, who floated language this week urging the service to speed up the move from legacy EC-130Hs to the new EC-37B.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Members of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee will push the Air Force to continue the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program by restricting funds for a next-generation battle management network and blocking the service from retiring the legacy aircraft until it awards an engineering and manufacturing development contract.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon must develop a good way to share Joint Strike Fighter lessons learned across the military services as the program rapidly expands in the coming years instead of keeping information within each faction, according to a government watchdog agency.

April 24, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Special Operations Command is fleshing out requirements for a next-generation, manned aircraft to fly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as the U-28 is phased out.

April 20, 2018 | Daily News

The EC-130H recapitalization program faces delays as Congress awaits the Pentagon's assurance that the Air Force properly chose the next Compass Call aircraft, the service's military deputy for acquisition told Inside the Air Force this week.

April 20, 2018 | Daily News

Dynetics will prove whether it can launch and recover four small unmanned aerial vehicles from a C-130 in 30 minutes during phase three of the Pentagon's Gremlins program, beating out General Atomics for a $32.5 million contract this week.

April 19, 2018 | Daily News

A Government Accountability Office report released this week offers some insight into Boeing's efforts to mitigate further KC-46 delivery delays and highlights discrepancies between the company's predictions and those of the Air Force.

April 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps along with the Air Force and Navy is providing feedback to the Pentagon acquisition executive on the future F-35 joint program office management structure, according to an official.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office has issued a one-year authorization to operate the next software release of the jet's Autonomic Logistics Information System, ALIS 3.0, after the F-35 Assessment and Authorization Working Group recommended a "high-risk ATO" to the program executive officer.

April 12, 2018 | Daily News

Delivery of five F-35s from low-rate initial production Lot 10 has been paused due to a disagreement between the joint program office and Lockheed Martin about who should pay for a production fix identified last year, the Air Force's military deputy for acquisition confirmed Thursday.

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