Briana Reilly

Briana Reilly is a Pentagon emerging tech reporter, who 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

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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.

The Insider | March 4, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force's "launch needs will be met" despite Russia's decision Thursday to halt deliveries of rocket engines to the United States, according to service Secretary Frank Kendall.

Daily News | March 3, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- Lockheed Martin expects the Air Force will award initial weapon system integration contracts for the Stand-in Attack Weapon -- a new strike capability for the F-35 -- within the next two weeks, a company executive said today.

Daily News | March 3, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- Despite Russia's invasion of Ukraine, "the pacing challenge remains China" when it comes to the Biden administration's forthcoming National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said today.

Daily News | March 3, 2022

ORLANDO, FL -- Before Dynetics can complete the next test of its Gremlins airborne retrieval system, the company's team lead for the program says the effort is in need of a Defense Department partner that can provide a "modest amount of funding" for technology improvements.

Daily News | March 1, 2022

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman officials today announced their selections of the subcontractors that will provide payloads for their respective satellites tied to the Space Force's Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared effort. (UPDATED)

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