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Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante is “confident” but “not cocky” that the Air Force’s choice of Northrop Grumman in the Long-Range Strike Bomber competition will stand up under the protest by losing bidder Boeing/Lockheed Martin.
American A-10s and AC-130 Spectre gunships destroyed 283 ISIS oil tanker trucks in Syria on Nov. 22, bringing the total number of ISIS fuel trucks destroyed in operation Tidal Wave II to 399, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve told reporters Tuesday.
A group of Syrian rebels that received TOW missiles from the US destroyed a Russian rescue helicopter Tuesday, not long after Turkish fighters shot down a Russian Su-24, reported Reuters.
As details emerge about exactly what led Turkish F-16s
to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border Tuesday morning,
President Obama said it’s critical Turkey and Syria “are talking to each
other to find out exactly what happened” and that the two countries
work together to “discourage any kind of escalation.”
While the Air Force is secure on its JSTARS recapitalization requirements, other Pentagon stakeholders have different ideas, USAF acquisition chief William LaPlante said Tuesday.
Satellite controllers at Schriever AFB, Colo., took charge of the latest GPS IIF navigation satellite on Nov. 6, a mere six days after it was launched, according to a release.
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