Adam J. Hebert

Adam J. Hebert was a writer and editor with Inside Defense until August 2002.

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Daily News | August 22, 2002

As it puts the finishing touches on a new bomber road map, Air Combat Command is focusing on the capabilities needed to support emerging warfighting concepts, leaving open the possibility of a new strike aircraft program to complement existing systems, according to officials and documents.

Daily News | August 21, 2002

The schedules of three major Defense Department acquisition programs have been delayed for more than a year each, according to information in DOD's latest selected acquisition reports to Congress.

Daily News | August 20, 2002

The Asia-Pacific region continues to pose an access challenge for the Air Force because the United States lacks basing options for military operations in the region -- a problem with no easy solution, according to a new report issued by RAND.

Daily News | August 16, 2002

Aerospace industry officials expect the U.S. and European fighter aircraft markets to remain largely independent of each other despite the popularity of the multinational Joint Strike Fighter program.

Daily News | August 15, 2002

With only months to implement Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper's vision of focusing service planning on seven core missions before the next budget proposal was due, service officials say the shift to capabilities-based planning had "minimal impact" on the fiscal year 2004 budget but that more significant change is expected beginning in FY-05.

Daily News | August 15, 2002

Boeing has been awarded a firm, fixed-price contract worth $9.8 billion to build an additional 60 C-17 Globemaster airlifters for the Air Force, the Pentagon announced today.

Daily News | August 14, 2002

The document that guides nations seeking to join NATO should be updated to reflect the importance the alliance places on contributions to the war on terrorism, according to a new analysis by the defense consulting firm DFI International.

Daily News | August 8, 2002

The scale of the massive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program may have been oversold a bit based on the precedent set by fighter programs such as the F-4 and F-16, as well as evolving U.S. requirements for the plane, senior defense and industry officials say.

Daily News | August 7, 2002

The Defense Department last week notified Congress that DOD opposes attempts to increase the number of active-duty personnel in the armed services.

Daily News | August 6, 2002

The Defense Department last week formally appealed a Senate move to deny funding the study of a new earth-penetrating nuclear weapon designed to attack hardened weapons of mass destruction facilities.

Daily News | August 2, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- Senior Marine Corps officials last week said the short take-off-and-vertical-landing variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will replace the service's aging fleet of AV-8B Harriers.

Daily News | July 29, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The aerospace industry and government agencies like the Air Force and NASA are suffering because of the lack of an energizing mission, according to members of a congressionally mandated panel.

Daily News | July 29, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- Although the $4.8 billion system design and development contract Pratt & Whitney was awarded to support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter calls only for 34 engines, the company will actually deliver more than 300 F135 engines to the program before rival engines are availab

Daily News | July 29, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The use of international partners is paying dividends during the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's system design and development phase and may enable the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps to receive refunds for some funding they invest, top program officials say.

Daily News | July 26, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The Marine Corps is committed to finding a replacement to its aging fleet of CH-46 helicopters and will pay whatever it takes to prove the redesigned V-22 tiltrotor is suitable for the troop-transport mission, senior service officials said here this week.

Daily News | July 25, 2002

The biennial Farnborough International Air Show begins Monday, running July 22 through July 28.

Daily News | July 25, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- Senior Marine Corps officials say the service will stick with the EA-6B Prowler as the Marines' medium-term electronic attack aircraft even after the Navy phases its Prowlers out of service.

Daily News | July 24, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The Navy has decided to postpone indefinitely all purchases of the anti-armor "B" variant of the Raytheon-built Joint Standoff Weapon, Navy Capt. Robert Wirt, the JSOW program manager, said here yesterday.

Daily News | July 23, 2002

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND -- The F-22 Raptor is the logical choice to replace the service's fleets of aging F-117 stealth fighters and F-15E Strike Eagles, Air Force Secretary James Roche said this week.

Daily News | July 18, 2002

Seven major cost-savings initiatives the Air Force first considered more than a year ago have not been affected by the war on terrorism, but their schedules have been significantly delayed in some cases, according to information provided to today.

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