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Adm. Mike Gilday promised to prioritize readiness, modernization, and
people as the service's 32nd Chief of Naval Operations during his Aug.
22 swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The Air Force has finished inspecting certain wing joints on all 113 operational C-130s that were at risk for unusual cracks, the service said in an Aug. 21 release.
The Air Force this week awarded Boeing a contract worth up to almost $1 billion to expand its effort to add new wings to A-10s, shortly after wrapping up a previous initiative that replaced wings on most of the fleet.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Raytheon finished developing the newest version of the control system for the Air Force’s GPS III satellites one day before the second satellite is set to launch into space.
Air Force and Northrop Grumman officially marked the 30th birthday of
the B-2 on Aug. 20, celebrating a bomber that has revolutionized US
nuclear deterrence at a time when they are overhauling the aircraft’s
defensive systems and laying the groundwork for its successor.
The State Department on Aug. 20 approved the proposed sale of 66 F-16C/D fighter jets and related assets to Taiwan in an estimated $8 billion deal that is testing US-Chinese tensions.
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