Rolls-Royce Wins B-52 Re-Engining Program Worth $2.6 Billion

Rolls-Royce North America has prevailed in the Air Force's three-year competition to re-engine the nearly-60-year-old B-52H fleet of 76 aircraft, winning a contract worth up to $2.6 billion if all options are exercised. The engines are to be fully installed by 2038 and are meant ...

Last B-1B Bombers Retire Until B-21 Comes Online

Air Force Global Strike Command has retired the last of 17 B-1B bombers from its inventory, leaving a fleet of 45 aircraft that will serve until the new B-21 stealth bomber is ready for duty, the command announced. Most but not all the airplanes went ...

Bunch: AFMC ‘Not Going Back’ to Pre-COVID Office Model

Telework will be the default arrangement for at least half of Air Force Materiel Command's headquarters personnel from now on, commander Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. told reporters at AFA's Air, Space & Cyber Conference. The command demonstrated it could carry out its mission working ...

Space Discussions Still Hampered By Secrecy

Discussions within the Space Force and between it and industry partners about new architectures for satellite constellations are sometimes hampered by the extraordinarily high levels of classification involved, a Lockheed Martin executive told AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference. Information about the vulnerabilities of military ...