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Multidomain C2 team working closely with AFSPC to coordinate BMC2 efforts

Courtney Albon | Nov. 17, 2017

The director of the Air Force team developing a strategy for multidomain command and control said today the effort is closely linked with work the service is doing to develop a new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command-and-Control Capability.

Defense policy bill softens language on speeding, streamlining Huey recapitalization

Rachel Karas | Nov. 17, 2017

Lawmakers dropped a provision from the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill that would have allowed the defense secretary to let the Air Force issue a sole-source procurement contract instead of continuing an open competition to replace the Bell UH-1N helicopter.

Final defense bill requires Army to ready new ground vehicle prototype plan by February

Jason Sherman | Nov. 17, 2017

The Army -- which has fumbled for two decades with acquisition projects to modernize its ground combat vehicle fleet -- is required under the final version of the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill to deliver a plan to Congress for building a prototype for a new ground combat vehicle.

NATO unveils strategic outlook to guide future force development

Justin Doubleday | Nov. 17, 2017

NATO has released an unclassified analysis of future trends expected to lay the groundwork for changes in the alliance's capability targets.

Congress: High-altitude ISR platforms to stay until USAF finds cheaper, better alternatives

Rachel Karas | Nov. 17, 2017

Congress is backtracking on earlier language that would have blocked the Air Force from retiring Lockheed Martin's U-2 Dragon Lady and Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk before 2024.

PAR program assessing options as Congress sets new guidelines

Rachel Karas | Nov. 17, 2017

The program executive officer for the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program confirmed to Inside the Air Force this week his team is identifying ways to cut down on the fleet's certification process and is considering other options for saving time and money.

Pentagon embarking on $2 trillion audit

Tony Bertuca | Nov. 17, 2017

The Defense Department continues to move from "audit readiness" toward a full audit in fiscal year 2018, according to a recent report to Congress.

The U.S. military is eyeing a technology experiment that could lead to a new satellite constellation focused on detecting and tracking a new class of ultra-fast, maneuvering missiles which intelligence agencies say are an emerging threat to U.S. forces.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects to meet with Pentagon leadership in early December for approval of a new plan that will allow it to continuously develop software capabilities following completion of the post-system development and demonstration phase.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects to meet with Pentagon leadership in early December for approval of a new plan that will allow it to continuously develop software capabilities following completion of the post-system development and demonstration phase.

Conference bill streamlines FMS pricing, retains timeline requirement

The fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill seeks to speed up the foreign military sales process by eliminating the need to certify prices for items and services already under U.S. government contract, while also requiring the Defense Department to set timelines and milestones for the FMS process.

McCain, Thornberry urge budget negotiators to back defense boost

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) and his House counterpart Mac Thornberry (R-TX) are calling on congressional negotiators to support the roughly $700 billion defense authorization bill they successfully moved through Congress this week.

Frigate conceptual designs due to the Navy in mid-December

Conceptual design proposals for the guided-missile frigate replacement program are due Dec. 18, and an award is expected early next year, the Navy told vendors during an industry day today.

McCain and Warren pressure Pentagon nominee over Lockheed ties

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) banded together today over concerns about potential conflicts of interest for John Rood, a Lockheed Martin executive nominated to be under secretary of defense for policy.

Multidomain C2 team working closely with AFSPC to coordinate BMC2 efforts

The director of the Air Force team developing a strategy for multidomain command and control said today the effort is closely linked with work the service is doing to develop a new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command-and-Control Capability.

Congress: High-altitude ISR platforms to stay until USAF finds cheaper, better alternatives

Congress is backtracking on earlier language that would have blocked the Air Force from retiring Lockheed Martin's U-2 Dragon Lady and Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk before 2024.