Air Force Space Command announced operational
acceptance of the Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Block 10 ground
control system Tuesday.
Congressional leaders called for total transparency Wednesday in response to a Washington Post claim that the Pentagon kept hidden an internal report suggesting the DOD could save $125 billion through bureaucratic reforms.
The Air Force named five installations as candidates to become the second and third Air National Guard homes for the F-35A.
The proposed continuing resolution released Tuesday evening contains a provision intended to accelerate the confirmation process for James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers
(R-KY) Tuesday evening released language for another short-term
continuing resolution that would keep the government funded through
April 28, 2017.
More than 50 aircraft from six installations are being
hosted at Tyndall AFB, Fla., for concurrent exercises Checkered Flag and
Reacting to President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet
Tuesday that the Boeing Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization project
costs $4 billion and should be cancelled, Aerospace Industries
Association president David Melcher said he’s not sure how industry
should respond to such messages.
The Aerospace Industries Association is optimistic that
defense modernization will get priority under a Trump Administration,
but AIA president David Melcher voiced concerns Tuesday that “deficit
politics” will continue to hamper needed investment in military systems.
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