Michael Marrow

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

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Daily News | June 2, 2022

The Air Force adhered to its strategic basing process but departed from analysis of alternatives best practices outlined by the Government Accountability Office during the service's decision to relocate U.S. Space Command to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, according to a new GAO report.

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The KC-46A Pegasus was cleared by Air Mobility Command for a series of new air refueling missions, expanding the aircraft's mission capabilities to cover 97% of joint force air refueling needs, according to an AMC press release.

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The Air Force is pursuing a rapid schedule to field a fleet of 22 Boeing E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, with production set to begin no later than fiscal year 2025, according to a justification and approval notice posted by the service yesterday.

Daily News | June 1, 2022

Following cost overruns and capability gaps with the Boeing-made KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tanker, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall noted during a wide-ranging discussion on service readiness at the Heritage Foundation this morning that alterations to the aircraft's contract may have secured a better result.

The Insider | May 27, 2022

General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a $324.5 million cost plus contract by the Space Development Agency to provide operations and integration services for Tranche 1 of the National Defense Space Architecture, according to an award announcement issued by the Defense Department on May 26.

The Insider | May 25, 2022

The first of new Boeing-designed wing sets that will extend the service life of several A-10 Warthog aircraft was delivered earlier this month to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, UT, according to a company press release.

The Insider | May 25, 2022

The National Reconnaissance Office awarded three multibillion-dollar Electro-Optical Commercial Layer contracts to BlackSky, Maxar Technologies and Planet in what NRO said is its largest-ever commercial imagery contract award, according to an agency press release.

The Insider | May 20, 2022

Air Mobility Command’s 2022 Summer Industry Preview will be held at Scott Air Force Base between July 12-13, according to an AMC release.

The Insider | May 20, 2022

Raytheon Intelligence & Space announced a new name for its secretive advanced technology division, according to a company press release.

Daily News | May 19, 2022

As the Space Force works to rapidly field new capabilities to maintain space dominance, the service's interagency coordination and commercial partnerships have resulted in "dramatic increases" in the speed of acquisitions, according to Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Operations, Cyber, and Nuclear Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman.

The Insider | May 18, 2022

The boom system for the LMXT air refueling tanker would be manufactured at an unspecified location in western Arkansas if the LMXT wins a potential bridge tanker competition, according to a Lockheed Martin press release.

The Insider | May 18, 2022

The Air Force is hosting an industry day on June 3 to explore upgrades for the KC-135 COMM 2 Video Data Link-2000 communications system, according to a notice posted by the service today.

Daily News | May 17, 2022

The Air Force's goal of divesting several platforms raised concerns among lawmakers during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee today, who are wary that the divestments will leave the service with critical capability gaps that will take years to close.

Daily News | May 16, 2022

House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairwoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) will support the Air Force's planned divestment of 21 A-10 aircraft, according to a statement provided to Inside Defense.

Daily News | May 16, 2022

The Space Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Delta 7 wing will stand up three new squadrons to expand ISR capabilities in the next two years, according to Space Operations Command's top official.

The Insider | May 11, 2022

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation today to create a Space National Guard, according to a joint press release.

The Insider | May 11, 2022

Terran Orbital announced today that it has delivered the first of 10 satellite buses to Lockheed Martin to support the Tranche 0 launch of the Space Development Agency's Transport Layer, the company said in a press release.

The Insider | May 11, 2022

The Air Force's selection of Huntsville, AL as the permanent location of U.S. Space Command headquarters complied with federal law and Defense Department policy and was a "reasonable" choice, DOD's inspector general found in a highly anticipated report.

Daily News | May 10, 2022

A new batch of fiscal year 2023 legislative proposals released by the Defense Department last week is seeking congressional approval to retire several A-10 and KC-135 aircraft, a move which Air Force officials have described as necessary to modernize the force.

Daily News | May 9, 2022

The Air Force is seeking to develop advanced modeling that will more effectively leverage commercial technologies to maintain an edge in space, according to the service's fiscal year 2023 budget justification documents.

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