Adam J. Hebert

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

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Daily News | January 22, 2001

The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile program successfully completed its first engineering and manufacturing development test last week when a JASSM struck a target zone at White Sands Missile Range, NM, "within predictions," program officials said today.

Daily News | January 16, 2001

Air Force officials last week outlined an imposing set of goals for the Quadrennial Defense Review that include a fundamental shift in Defense Department warfighting concepts and a massive service funding boost.

Daily News | January 11, 2001

Defense Secretary William Cohen yesterday said the threat posed by asymmetric attacks upon areas of U.S. weakness will present a "major challenge" for years to come because of the United States' supremacy in nearly every aspect of conventional military power.

Daily News | January 10, 2001

Defense Secretary William Cohen today announced a major increase in Defense Department spending over the next six years.

Daily News | January 5, 2001

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for "the industrialization, production, system engineering and integration support of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals."

Daily News | January 3, 2001

The market for AWACS-type airborne early warning aircraft is expanding, and with new products on the international market that could be superior to U.S. capabilities, the government may soon have to respond again to proposed AEW technology sales, according to a new congressional report.

Daily News | December 19, 2000

Defense Secretary William Cohen has appointed retired Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Eugene Covert, former head of the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, to the Pentagon's V-22 blue ribbon panel.

Daily News | December 18, 2000

Lockheed Martin took to the air with its second Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstrator Saturday, Dec. 16, flying a 27-minute trip from the company's Palmdale, CA, facility to Edwards AFB, CA.

Daily News | December 12, 2000

The pilot of the MV-22 tiltrotor that crashed yesterday had time to make an unusual "Mayday" distress call before going down, a senior Marine Corps official told reporters today.

Daily News | December 12, 2000

The Marine Corps has asked Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan to indefinitely postpone a decision on the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor's readiness for full production in the aftermath of yesterday's fatal crash in North Carolina.

Daily News | November 15, 2000

The United States should focus more attention and resources on the threats posed by asymmetric warfare, terrorism and other threats "more likely" to threaten the nation than two improbable major theater wars, a prominent senator said today, especially because terrorists will likely move toward the use of weapons of mass destruction in the future.

Daily News | November 3, 2000

The Air Force's Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser program has reached its operational capability milestone now that 150 units are in place for B-52s and 130 are ready for use by F-16s, program officials said today.

Daily News | October 27, 2000

The Defense Department announced yesterday it has changed from "likely" to "indeterminate" the likelihood that a Persian Gulf War soldier was exposed to mustard agent chemical weapons in Iraq.

Daily News | October 26, 2000

Although U.S. military forces in Qatar, Yemen and Bahrain have been placed at threat condition "Delta" in the wake of the attack on the Navy's Cole destroyer, the U.S. air base at Incirlik, Turkey has not been specifically threatened with terrorist activity and remains at the lower-level threat condition "Charlie," officials said this week.

Daily News | October 3, 2000

Fiscal year 2000 was the safest year ever for Defense Department aviation, the Pentagon announced today. DOD experienced a Class A mishap rate of 1.23 accidents per 100,000 flight hours in FY-00, down from 1.54 in FY-99, Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said.

Daily News | September 22, 2000

Tensions on the Korean peninsula are likely to remain high for the foreseeable future despite recent indications that relations between North and South Korea may be thawing, according to a new Pentagon report to Congress.

Daily News | September 19, 2000

Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has been chosen to provide roughly $850 million in new engines and sustainment work for U.S. and U.K. C-17 airlifters, the company announced this week.

Daily News | September 1, 2000

Vice President Al Gore today signed an agreement with Russia to irreversibly transform excess nuclear weapon plutonium into non-weapons grade plutonium, Gore's office announced.

Daily News | August 23, 2000

Saying the original series of Air Force television advertisements had been "too 'I' oriented," Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Ryan said today the service has decided to pursue a new course with an upcoming campaign, focusing on the "higher calling" the Air Force can offer.

Daily News | August 18, 2000

Boeing announced yesterday that it has chosen a Martin-Baker ejection seat for its Joint Strike Fighter design, making the company a virtual lock to produce seats for the more than 3,000 JSFs expected to be sold worldwide.

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