Obama Unveils New Defense Strategy

Now that the military mission in Iraq is complete and the transition in Afghanistan is under way, the United States will shift its focus to the Asia Pacific while maintaining a watchful eye on the Middle East, said President Obama...

Airborne Laser Test Bed Put To Rest

The Missile Defense Agency is dismantling the Airborne Laser Test Bed for permanent storage now that the Defense Department has terminated experiments with it. An MDA representative told the Daily Report that the agency is assessing the disposition of the...

Light Air Support Work Placed on Hold

The Air Force on Wednesday issued a temporary stop-work order to Sierra Nevada of Sparks, Nev., for the Light Air Support contract that it awarded the company late last month. USAF spokesman Lt. Col. Jack Miller said this decision was...

Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Boeing’s defense sector will close its sprawling facilities in Wichita, Kan., and shift work elsewhere as part of a broad cost-cutting move, announced the company Wednesday. The company will implement the departure by the end of 2013, and end 80-plus...

Bait and Switch?

Kansas leaders and lawmakers reacted with a combination of despair and fury at Boeing’s decision to close its defense operations in Wichita, Kan., in light of Boeing’s win of the KC-46 tanker contract last year. Sen. Pat Robertson (R) said...

Year in Review: March 2011

Air Frame: Year in Review, March 2011: A B-2A Spirit stealth bomber returns to Whiteman AFB, Mo., on March 20, 2011, after bombing military targets in Libya during the opening salvos of Operation Odyssey Dawn to protect Libyan civilians as civil war erupted in the North African nation. Also in March, airmen sprang into action as part of Operation Tomodachi to assist the people of Japan after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami pummeled that nation. On March 2, a jihadist-inspired gunman killed SrA. Nicholas J. Alden and A1C Zachary R. Cuddeback in an unprovoked attack in Frankfurt, Germany. Also in the month, the Air Force launched its second X-37B orbital test vehicle into space, and took delivery of its 268th and final MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft. Air Force photo by SrA. Kenny Holston

Goodbye, Old Paint

Competition with smaller companies having less overhead is one of the reasons that Boeing will quit its defense operations in Wichita, Kan., after 80 years, said Mark Bass, a company vice president, during a press conference Wednesday. Bass noted that...

Congress Allows Retirement of Six B-1s with Caveats

The Air Force may proceed with plans to phase out of service six of its 66 B-1B bombers in this fiscal year, according to the enacted Fiscal 2012 defense legislation. However, lawmakers stipulated in the omnibus spending act, which includes...

Simulator Training at RPA Hub Gets Major Upgrade

Airmen at Creech AFB, Nev., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the base’s new remotely piloted aircraft simulator facility. The 13,500 square-foot building currently has four simulators, but has room for an additional six units to support...