Daily Report

April 20, 2016

House Panel Calls For F-22 Restart Study

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces panel’s version of the Fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill calls on the Air Force to assess the cost of resuming F-22 production. The mark language, released Tuesday, directs the Secretary...

House Panels Release NDAA Drafts

Six of the House Armed Service Committee’s panels released their marks for the Fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill on Tuesday. The readiness subcommittee’s draft blocks another proposed round of Base Realignment and Closure in 2019 despite the Pentagon’s recent appeal...

B-52 Demonstrates Internal JDAM Drop

A test B-52 airframe recently demonstrated the new Conventional Rotary Launcher designed to drop joint direct attack munitions from the Stratofortress. Crews flying from Edwards AFB, Calif., are testing the new internal rotary launcher to place MIL-STD-1760 weapons, which previously...

Balancing Multiple Combat Ops

The 606th Air Control Squadron deployed to six locations in Southwest Asia to provide command and control of aircraft in the fight against ISIS as well as continued operations in Afghanistan. The squadron departed Spangdahlem AB, Germany, in early April...

Range Upgrade

The Air Force awarded Rockwell Collins an $83 million contract to modify, integrate, and support the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System, according to a release. Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Rockwell Collins will design, develop, and test system and block upgrades...

Taliban Attack Kills Dozens in Kabul

Taliban attackers on Tuesday used a combination of a suicide bomb and a small-arms ambush on Afghan government sites in Kabul, killing at least 28 and injuring more than 300. Attackers hit the training ground of an Afghan intelligence unit,...

Tomahawk Missile Lands in Water Near Eglin

A Navy Tactical Tomahawk missile ended its flight early during a training mission off the coast of North Florida, and crashed into waters near Eglin Air Force Base, the base announced Tuesday. There were no injuries or damage to property....