Boeing, USAF Discuss “In Kind” Remedies

The Air Force and Boeing are negotiating “in kind” compensation to USAF due to Boeing’s inability to deliver 18 KC-46 tankers by the contract deadline of August 2017, sources reported Monday. That compensation could come in the form of no-cost...

Senate Passes NDAA

The Senate passed its version of the Fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill on Tuesday with an 85 to 13 vote. The $602 billion policy bill would reorganize the Pentagon’s leadership and the way it acquires weapons, namely by reducing staff...

Air Superiority, the NASA Way

Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) aims to fuel and stabilize aeronautics research with legislation he introduced Tuesday. Specifically, the bill calls for NASA to establish five experimental plane programs: a low-boom supersonic aircraft, three subsonic flight programs with each centered around...

Tensions Won’t Keep China Out of RIMPAC

China will take part in the upcoming Rim of the Pacific Exercise for the second time despite ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon is emphasizing the country’s representatives will be closely watched. The biennial exercise, which...

Rallying the Allies

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who is meeting in Brussels this week with countries involved in Operation Inherent Resolve, is pressing Turkey for additional help fighting ISIS. Carter on Tuesday met independently with Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik during the NATO...

US-Backed Forces Surround ISIS Stronghold

US-backed Syrian Defense Forces have encircled an ISIS-held city in Syria and are moving in methodically to root the group out as hundreds begin to flee. The majority-Arab SDF forces surrounded Manbij from all sides after a two-week advance on...

Common Lethality

The Rapid Acquisition Cell at Eglin AFB, Fla., recently awarded Dynetics an $11.65 million contract to continue work on a small glide bomb for US Special Operations Command, according to the company. The work will involve flight testing, quality testing,...

JTACs Join Red Flag-Alaska

Air Force joint terminal attack controllers worked with more than 500 Army soldiers to find and destroy targets during Red Flag-Alaska 16-2. The JTACs called in air support from A-10s, F16s, and F/A-18s flying overhead during live-fire scenarios between June...