Briana Reilly

Briana Reilly was a Pentagon emerging tech reporter until December 2022. She previously covered the Air Force for Inside Defense after joining the publication in June 2021. Before that, she spent five years covering state politics and government in Wisconsin for The Capital Times and

Archived Articles
Daily News | March 24, 2022

As the Air Force prepares to debut two classified combat drone programs in its forthcoming budget request, it remains unclear how or to what extent underlying contributors -- including the service's autonomous aircraft teaming endeavor -- could be wrapped into those new efforts down the line.

Daily News | March 22, 2022

The Air Force Research Laboratory is seeking industry ideas through a new draft request for proposals tied to its Cislunar Highway Patrol System, with a final notice slated for release next month.

Daily News | March 18, 2022

With the Defense Department's final installment of its delivery plan tied to the military-wide Joint All-Domain Command and Control completed, the general in charge of the effort said today officials "are now focused from our most senior leader on down to delivery of a capability."

The Insider | March 18, 2022

The Space Development Agency is seeking vendors for the second round of tracking layer satellites, with launch targeted to occur before May 2025.

The Insider | March 17, 2022

Congressional defense committee leaders today named their picks for a newly created panel tasked with generating recommendations for leveraging emerging biotechnology for future military missions and activities.

The Insider | March 16, 2022

Boeing's prototype for the Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite Communications program has cleared its critical design review, the company announced today.

The Insider | March 16, 2022

Aerojet Rocketdyne executives are "still very active in looking at strategic alternatives" following the termination of the company's planned sale to Lockheed Martin earlier this year, Aerojet's chief financial officer said today. 

The Insider | March 15, 2022

Lockheed Martin is again teaming up with Tyvak Nano Satellite Systems for work tied to the Space Development Agency's transport satellite effort.

Daily News | March 15, 2022

Bolstered by a $550 million boost in the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill, the Space Development Agency is poised to move forward with a solicitation tied to the second round of tracking layer satellites in the next week or two, a senior defense official said today.

Daily News | March 14, 2022

The commander of Pacific Air Forces wants China to take notice of the global response to Russia's military operations in Ukraine, as well as "the immense cost that Russia is incurring to do this."

Daily News | March 11, 2022

With the Air Force's selection of Lockheed Martin as the provider of its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar, company executives say their offering's software-defined nature and commonality with the Army's Sentinel effort are what set it apart during the latest recompete.

Daily News | March 10, 2022

While Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said his service would still look to cut legacy platforms in its forthcoming fiscal year 2023 budget request, he hinted the document won't include "the same scale of requested retirements" tied to those aircraft compared with the service's FY-22 ask.

The Insider | March 9, 2022

The Air Force has opted to move forward with Lockheed Martin as the provider of its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar, following a recompete between the company and Northrop Grumman to replace the legacy AN/TPS-75 system.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Lawmakers' defense spending bill would direct $18 billion to the Space Force, a $600 million increase over what the service requested for fiscal year 2022, fueled by a boost to research and development as well as procurement.

Daily News | March 8, 2022

The head of the F-35 joint program office said completing a series of Joint Simulation Environment "runs for score" will not occur in fiscal year 2022, pushing a potential full-rate production decision to at least 2023.

Daily News | March 8, 2022

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin are continuing to hammer out the next F-35 production contract, though the program executive officer said officials are facing "some pretty stiff headwinds we're working to counter" that he expects will push a final agreement past this month.

The Insider | March 8, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted today to advance President Biden's pick to serve as the first assistant Air Force secretary for space acquisition.

Daily News | March 7, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force's primary search-and-rescue helicopter is poised to enter initial operational test and evaluation later this month, Sikorsky executives said at the Air Force Association's Warfare Symposium here.

Daily News | March 7, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- Boeing is confident that if its E-7A Wedgetail is selected as the follow-on to the Air Force's Airborne Warning and Control System, the company would be able to deliver at least two prototype aircraft to the service within the five-year timeline laid out in a recent sources-sought notice.

Daily News | March 4, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- General Electric is working with the U.S. military and other stakeholders to leverage its XA100 adaptive cycle engine into "a compelling capability offering" for the F-35B, according to a company executive.

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