Michael Marrow

Michael Marrow was an Inside Defense Air Force reporter from March 2022 to February 2023. Prior to that, he spent two years as a freelance reporter covering policing in Charlottesville, VA and local news in Fairfax County, VA.

Archived Articles
Daily News | February 24, 2023

Since the disclosure of critical issues with the KC-46's Remote Vision System in 2018, finding a fix for RVS -- whose troubles have stretched out the tanker's schedule and served as a leading reason for billions of dollars in losses on the aircraft -- has been a top priority for Boeing, and after years of effort, company executives are ready to unveil their solution.

Daily News | February 24, 2023

An undisclosed number of F-35s that have been grounded since the crash of an F-35B in December are expected to return to flight within weeks, a source with knowledge of the program's status told Inside Defense.

Daily News | February 21, 2023

The Air Force Science Advisory Board is examining four key, next-generation concepts central to ongoing modernization efforts with the goal of publishing reports on each by the end of the calendar year, according to an AFSAB notice.

Daily News | February 17, 2023

The Space Force is using a new, "dual-lane" approach to open up competition for future National Security Space Launches, according to a draft request for proposals posted by the service Feb. 16.

Daily News | February 16, 2023

Results from the MH-139A Grey Wolf's developmental testing have given the Air Force confidence to push ahead with a milestone C review for the helicopter program this month, a service spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense.

The Insider | February 15, 2023

The Air Force has grounded its fleet of KC-135 air refueling tankers over concerns that a faulty connecting piece could cause an aircraft’s tail to fall off during flight, the service announced in a press release.

Daily News | February 14, 2023

The ability to quickly replenish satellites is still far off, though efforts are ongoing to one day make the concept feasible, a top DOD official said today.

Daily News | February 13, 2023

Following the destruction of a Chinese balloon off the coast of South Carolina and multiple other unidentified aircraft downed by U.S. forces in recent days, a top Air Force official said today that the Defense Department is exploring "non-traditional" ways to fill awareness gaps -- including balloons.

The Insider | February 10, 2023

Officials at U.S. Transportation Command will host industry day presentations on March 1-3 to gain insight into capabilities that can use rockets to move cargo across the globe.

Daily News | February 9, 2023

A full-rate production decision for the HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter is expected within the next two months, an Air Force spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense.

Daily News | February 6, 2023

The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have grounded an undisclosed number of V-22 Ospreys in response to a recommendation from the V-22 Joint Program Office that warned of further risks of hard clutch engagements.

The Insider | February 2, 2023

The Space Development Agency is asking for industry input on a draft solicitation for satellites that will "establish the foundation for Tranche 2," according to a Jan. 31 SDA notice.

Daily News | February 1, 2023

The Space Force is developing a new operational test and training infrastructure (OTTI), according to the service's top uniformed official.

Daily News | February 1, 2023

The Air Force has formally begun market research for a new tanker, setting a timeline of delivering initial operational capability (IOC) by 2040.

Daily News | January 30, 2023

Pentagon top brass are distancing themselves from a provocative memo issued by Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, head of Air Mobility Command, that predicted war with China would come to pass in 2025.

The Insider | January 30, 2023

Boeing will receive $2.25 billion to build the next lot of KC-46 tankers, according to an award announcement posted by the Air Force on Jan. 27.

Daily News | January 27, 2023

The Air Force and Boeing have definitized the F-15EX lot 1 contract, setting the flyaway price of six remaining fighters in the lot at $80.5 million each, Inside Defense has learned.

The Insider | January 26, 2023

Ahead of a planned transfer of civil space traffic management services from U.S. Space Command to the Commerce Department, officials are asking industry for further feedback to help define the scope of space situational awareness (SSA) services, according to a request for information posted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today.

Daily News | January 25, 2023

A rebound in commercial jet deliveries boosted Boeing’s revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 but lingering supply chain woes and a struggling defense business unit led the company to record a net loss of $663 million.

Daily News | January 24, 2023

CHANTILLY, VA -- In a warning to industry, Space Force acquisition chief Frank Calvelli said today that he would resurrect a years-old contractor watch list to drive discipline in acquisitions and name companies that are performing poorly.

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