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of the Air Force’s 35 “mission assurance priority installations”
located across 22 states are vulnerable to wildfires, according to a
Pentagon report on the implications of climate change.
—John A. Tirpak
The Air Force won’t be issuing a request for proposals for a new light attack aircraft as expected, and will in fact expand its “campaign” of experiments to include larger and more powerful aircraft, possibly including jets, Undersecretary Matt Donovan said Friday.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Nine Air Force development initiatives will move forward in the next five years using new prototyping and faster fielding authorities, according to a recent letter from Acquisition Executive Will Roper to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Daily Report: Read the day's top news about the US Air Force, airpower, and national security issues.
—Rachel S. Cohen
Defense stakeholders need to hold off on further reforming the acquisition system while the military services learn to use their new buying authorities and processes, according to the Air Force’s former assistant secretary for acquisition.
The US military must invest in new technology quickly, and will not be limited in any way in how it defends against missile threats from both near-peer adversaries and rogue states, the Pentagon said in a long-awaited review of its missile defense.
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