Lawmakers Want B-52 Re-Engining Details Worked Out Before Granting FundingThe U.S. Air Force wants to get new engines for its heavy B-52 Stratofortress bombers as quickly as possible to keep the long-range aircraft flying for another 30 years. But lawmakers are insisting that service officials nail down contract specifics before they provide funding.
Military.comRamstein to Receive $700,000 for Base ImprovementsRamstein Air Base is set to receive a $700,000 prize to be used for base and quality of life improvements after winning Defense Department recognition for its performance.
Stars and StripesPentagon Turns to Coal Ash to Escape Chinese Dominance of Rare Earth ElementsThe Senate Committee on Armed Services included a provision in its recent markup of the 2020 defense budget authorizing an increase in funding for the Pentagon to develop capabilities to produce rare earth elements from coal ash, the remnants of burned coal, as China threatens to restrict supplies.
Washington ExaminerHASC to DOD: We’ll Do the Money, You Do a Tech StrategyIn a markup of the 2020 defense budget, the HASC tells the Pentagon to keep developing new tech but inform the Hill about how and where it might be used.
Breaking DefenseA House Panel Wants to See These 5 Data Points on Electronic WarfareA House defense panel is concerned about the Pentagon’s efforts to rebuild its electronic warfare capabilities.
C4ISRNETUSSTRATCOM Commander Announces 2018 Omaha Trophy WinnersGen. John Hyten, commander of US Strategic Command, announced the winners of the 2018 Omaha Trophies June 3. “This year’s winners distinguished themselves through tireless effort, hard work, and meticulous attention to detail. Of USSTRATCOM’s 162,000 warfighters critical to the security of our nation; this year you are first among equals,” Hyten said.
STRATCOM releaseJapan Ends Search for Crashed F35 Fighter JetJapan called off its search for an F-35A on Tuesday, almost two months after the stealth jet crashed into the sea sparking a scramble to recover the pilot and secrets onboard.
Agence France Presse via Yahoo! NewsPratt & Whitney Awarded $3.2B for 233 F-35 Engines for U.S., AlliesPratt & Whitney has been awarded a $3.2 billion contract to supply 233 propulsion systems for F-35 fighter jets to the United States and allies.
UPIState Department OKs Possible Sale of F-16 Fighters to BulgariaThe US State Department has approved the possible sale of eight F-16 aircraft and related equipment to Bulgaria at an estimated cost of $1.67 billion, a Pentagon agency said on June 3.
ReutersOne More Thing …
One of 12 Surviving Tuskegee Airmen Recounts His 43 WWII Combat MissionsGod was Harry Stewart’s co-pilot. He swears by that. He survived 43 combat missions during World War II and is one of only a dozen remaining Tuskegee Airmen from the famed “Red Tails” fighter group still alive.
Daily Report: Read the day's top news on the US Air Force, airpower, and national security issues.
Tweets by @AirForceMag