Daily Report

Dec. 5, 2016

House Approves Compromise NDAA

The House overwhelmingly approved the compromise version of the Fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill on Friday with a vote of 375-34. The legislation authorizes $618.9 billion in the base budget and $59.5 billion for overseas contingency operations. The Senate is...

Securing Cyberspace

The United States must change its cyber security strategies and practices in order to guard against technological advancements, according to a new report from the White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The commission, which was formed in February and...

USAF Releases Draft RFP for Huey Replacement

The Air Force on Friday released a draft proposal to replace its UH-1N fleet, looking to buy 84 new helicopters to patrol missile fields. The draft request for proposals calls for responses by Dec. 16. The Air Force has said...

6,000 Hours in the A-10

A pilot a Whiteman AFB, Mo., recently logged his 6,000th hour in the A-10 Thunderbolt II—that’s roughly 250 days spent in the venerable Warthog’s cockpit. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Lt. Col. John Marks, an Air Force Reserve...

Afghan Air Force, Special Ops Growing

The Afghan Air Force is “rapidly gaining capability,” standing up 20 more aircrews since their A-29 Super Tucanos began flying strike missions in April, the head of the US mission said. Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of the Resolute Support...

Eurofighters to Flex Muscles Over South China Sea

Britain’s most advanced operational fighters will fly over the contested South China Sea as a show of force to China, Britain’s ambassador to the US said. The UK will also sail aircraft carriers in the Pacific once they are operational,...