Adam J. Hebert

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

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Daily News | July 12, 2000

Recent changes in the foreign military sales (FMS) process have had tangible benefits for U.S. interests, Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon said yesterday, but much more work must be done to ensure the FMS reforms yield lasting improvements.

Daily News | June 30, 2000

Three of five defendants charged in an elaborate scheme to defraud the Defense Department out of millions of dollars through military aircraft part sales have pled guilty to the charges and face up to 30 years in prison and $12 million in fines, it was announced yesterday.

Daily News | June 26, 2000

NAS PATUXENT RIVER, MD -- The V-22 program office has decided to conduct a series of additional flight tests here to simulate the conditions of the April 8 MV-22 accident that killed 19 Marines, officials said Friday.

Daily News | June 7, 2000

The March 1999 decision to transfer control of commercial satellite exports from the Commerce Department to the State Department was a mistake and has damaged U.S. national security in the process, a senior government official told lawmakers yesterday.

Daily News | June 2, 2000

The Air Force has awarded Boeing an $8.2 million contract to supply Joint Direct Attack Munitions to Israel for integration on Israeli F-16s, the company announced yesterday.

Daily News | May 22, 2000

Two new precision weapons have been certified for use on the F-16 Falcon, further enhancing the aircraft's ability to perform precision strike missions. prime contractor Lockheed Martin announced late last week.

Daily News | May 15, 2000

Defense Secretary William Cohen today described the political situations in Russia and China as long-term, major challenges the Defense Department will have to monitor as department officials decide how to structure U.S. forces in the future.

Daily News | May 10, 2000

The Greek and U.S. governments have signed a letter of offer and acceptance providing for the sale of 50 new F-16 fighters, prime contractor Lockheed Martin announced today.

Daily News | April 24, 2000

The inaugural flight test of an experimental extended-range Joint Direct Attack Munition last week is being hailed as a success after an F-16 based at Eglin AFB, FL, launched the 2,000-pound bomb in an Air Force Research Laboratory proof-of-concept demonstration.

Daily News | April 4, 2000

The National Missile Defense cost figure of $12.7 billion frequently cited by the Clinton administration is less than half the true life-cycle cost of the program, a senior Defense Department official confirmed today.

Daily News | March 27, 2000

The conventional take-off and landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter being developed for the Air Force will probably never return to its long-promised price of $28 million per fighter, JSF Program Director Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Mike Hough told reporters today.

Daily News | March 24, 2000

A derivative of the turbine jet engine used for Navy Harpoon missiles will power production-model Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, Teledyne Continental Motors officials announced this week.

Daily News | March 21, 2000

The government of New Zealand decided yesterday to cancel an agreement to lease 28 F-16s from the United States, once again clouding the future of the fighters, which have been in long-term storage for several years.

Daily News | March 3, 2000

The Air Force today announced its plans for preparing the environmental impact statement dealing with basing locations for the first wing of F-22 Raptors.

Daily News | February 25, 2000

The Air Force secretary and chief of staff sent a memo to the Civil Air Patrol National Board today, urging members' support for new initiatives that would redefine the relationship between the service and its official auxiliary.

Daily News | February 16, 2000

The Air Force yesterday selected TRW and Lockheed Martin as the finalists for the Integrated Space Command and Control contract, an award expected to be worth about $1.8 billion.

Daily News | February 15, 2000

Officials developing a lighter-than-air unmanned vehicle that could be used as a communications relay, peacekeeper or weather observer have completed a design feasibility study and are ready to begin construction of a demonstration vehicle, contractor Lockheed Martin announced today.

Daily News | February 11, 2000

Steven Kosiak of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments believes a new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies critical of the Defense Department's spending plan is "deeply flawed" in its estimation of the gap between DOD requirements and funding.

Daily News | January 24, 2000

The first 747-400 airframe destined to become an Airborne Laser system arrived in Wichita, KS, last Saturday, to begin 18 months of modifications by Team ABL.

Daily News | January 18, 2000

Air Force accident investigators have determined that the July 1, 1999, crash of an F-16C out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL, was most likely caused by a bird striking the Falcon's canopy.

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