LRS-B Leaks

The Air Force is unhappy about information published about the Long-Range Strike Bomber program when Boeing protested the contract award to Northrop Grumman last month. “We did have a concern about end data that should not have been released,” Welsh...

The Big Bill Payers

The Fiscal 2017 Pentagon budget request will be finished up in a few weeks, and it’s likely that major programs will, as usual, bear the brunt of cuts, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Tuesday. Speaking at...

Protecting LRS-B

Over the next few months, the Air Force needs to “figure out how to live with” significantly less funding in Fiscal 2017, while still looking to protect its major procurement programs—the Long-Range Strike Bomber, the KC-46 tanker, and the F-35,...

NATO Invites Montenegro to Join Alliance

NATO has invited Montenegro to become the 29th member of the alliance. NATO foreign m?inisters made the decision Wednesday to begin accession talks with the Balkan nation, according to a release. “This is a good day for Montenegro, a good...

Lombardi Named Interim Acquisition Chief

The Air Force has named Richard Lombardi the interim assistant secretary for acquisition, temporarily replacing William LaPlante, who resigned his post last month to take up a senior position at the MITRE Corp., Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said...

High Rolling Hercs

The Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing is upgrading its entire fleet of C-130 Hercules for the second time since it took on the mission in 1996. The wing should receive all six of the C-130 H3 models and...

NATO Activates New Southeast HQ in Romania

NATO has activated a new headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, according to a press release. The Multinational Division Southeast Headquarters will command forces deployed in the alliance’s southeast region, and will be a hub for regional cooperation. The headquarters, designed for...

Lockheed to Upgrade Singapore F-16s

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, awarded Lockheed Martin a $914 million foreign military sales contract to upgrade F-16s for the Singapore government, according to a Dec. 1 contract announcement. The work, which will be...

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