Daily Report

March 14, 2016

Nuclear Fusion in the Air, Sea

A combined effort between the Air Force and Navy to develop a joint fusing firing circuit for intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles will save the Air Force about $600 million in unique development costs. Vice Adm. Terry Benedict,...

Perception Matters

The US must continue to publicly deploy and exercise all three legs of the triad because perception of the US strategic deterrent matters as much as its actual health, the head of US Strategic Command said. STRATCOM commander Adm. Cecil...

Scaparrotti Tapped to Replace Breedlove in Europe

President Obama has tapped Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti to replace Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove as the next commander of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. Pending Senate confirmation, Scaparrotti, who currently leads US Forces Korea, would...

Split the Line?

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, Joint Strike Fighter program executive officer, last week questioned whether it make sense to split F-35 production into three dedicated lines, given that commonality between the three variants is only about 20-25 percent. Speaking at a...

All For One and All for All

It’s a pretty safe bet the Air Force and Navy won’t be teaming up on a sixth-generation fighter in hopes of saving money by having a mostly common airplane. Joint Strike Fighter program manager Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, speaking at...

USAFE Looking for Innovative Wings

US Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa is offering $175,000 to a wing that finds the most innovative ways to save money and man hours and another $50,000 for second place. The money will be used to support unfunded mission...

A Thorough Accounting

After confusion Thursday about whether all coalition strikes are included on Pentagon press releases about Operation Inherent Resolve, spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren clarified Friday that “if a bomb falls in Iraq or in Syria, it makes it to that...

Practicing Rapid Global Mobility

The 621st Contingency Response Wing recently trained with the 305th Air Mobility Wing, the 87th Air Base Wing, and the 514th Air Mobility Wing, all from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in an exercise called Crisis Response 03-16. During the March 5...