Daily Report

Feb. 17, 2016

Stairway … Denied

After a 100-day review, the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday denied Boeing’s protest of the Air Force’s award of the $60 billion Long-Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman, but Boeing said it’s reviewing its legal options to press on....

See You in Court?

Boeing might press its complaints about the Long-Range Strike Bomber contract in court, after its protest was denied by the Government Accountability Office. “We continue to believe that our offering represents the best solution” and that USAF erred in awarding...

Everybody Back to Work

Northrop Grumman said it’s “pleased” that the Government Accountability Office rejected Boeing’s protest of the Long-Range Strike Bomber award Tuesday and is “delighted to be resuming work” on the project. The Air Force was required to issue a stop-work order...

The Post-Warthog Plan

The Air Force is adjusting its original plan for replacing Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve A-10s after several failed attempts to divest the fleet. A new Force Structure Action plan based on the Fiscal 2017 budget request details...

Meeting the Tanker Requirement

The Air Force will increase the number of legacy tankers in the reserve component even as it divests the KC-10 Extender in an effort to maintain the requirement of 479 refueling aircraft while it waits for the KC-46A to become...

Pegasus Plays with a Hornet

A KC-46A Pegasus refueled an aircraft using its hose and drogue system for the first time during a test flight from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., manufacturer Boeing announced. The aircraft made contact and successfully transferred fuel to a Navy...

US, Spain to Share Space Data

The United States and Spain will share space situational awareness services and information under a new memorandum of understanding. US Strategic Command director of plans and policy, Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier, and the head of the plans division on the...

Gunship Fast Lane

The first AC-130U Spectre completed accelerated programmed depot maintenance under a new program to minimize down time for high demand special operations aircraft, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex officials announced. Technicians pushed the gunship through PDM in a record 100...

Just In Case

The Air Force has chosen the island of Tinian as the preferred alternative for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Pacific Air Forces divert activities and exercises initiative, according to a press release. The initiative was created to establish...

A-10s Rough it in Bulgaria

A-10Cs practiced forward operations from an austere airfield in Bulgaria last week as part of the most recent European theater security package rotation. “This training will prepare our pilots to land in a variety of surface conditions allowing us to...