The Air Force stuck out a “wanted sign” Friday, posting a draft RFP for the second phase of procurement of the Small Diameter Bomb. The Air Force must compete this phase, per direction from Congress last spring, following the conviction of former Air Force acquisition official Darleen Druyun, who admitted to steering the SDB program, among others, to Boeing. (See our report here.) The Air Force plans to hold an open industry day on Sept. 20 and meet individually with contractors through Sept. 22.
Sept. 27, 2022
As the Air Force moves forward with its efforts to operationalize the concept of agile combat employment, leaders need to embrace an iterative approach that builds on itself, recognizing that ACE may never be fully complete, said Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.