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 | November 16, 2022

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he believes the United States needs to surge missile production and other military systems to continue aiding Ukraine against an ongoing Russian invasion.

The Insider | November 15, 2022

The Air Force is readying an environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of opening a main operating base for a KC-46 reserve component, according to a Federal Register notice posted Nov. 15.

The Insider | November 15, 2022

Boeing has successfully demonstrated anti-jam capabilities on the Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite Communications Prototype (PTS-P) at its facility in El Segundo, CA, the company announced today.

The Insider | November 10, 2022

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Advanced Space $72 million to deliver a satellite that will perform space situational awareness services in the region of the moon, AFRL announced Thursday.

Daily News | November 10, 2022

Supply chain snarls hampering the space industry risk delaying completion of the SDA Tranche 0 Tracking Layer that will demonstrate initial warfighting capability for the Defense Department’s new space architecture, SDA Director Derek Tournear said today.

The Insider | November 10, 2022

The Space Force awarded Ball Aerospace $78 million to develop and fabricate the second Weather System Follow-on satellite, according to a Defense Department contract announcement posted Nov. 9.

The Insider | November 9, 2022

The Air Force has launched a review of a mishap involving a KC-46A Pegasus dropping a boom nozzle during a refueling run on Nov. 7, an Air Force spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 4, 2022

Air Force officials are searching for an advanced test and training infrastructure that can fill capability gaps and equip U.S. troops to keep pace with China, according to a request for information posted by the service.

Daily News | November 3, 2022

RESTON, VA -- The National Reconnaissance Office will soon release a request for proposals for commercial hyperspectral remote sensing capabilities, according to an NRO official.

Daily News | November 3, 2022

RESTON, VA -- The planned transition of civil space traffic management authorities from the Pentagon to the Commerce Department is expected to be a “long process,” an official overseeing the transition said, noting that the timeline that is getting stretched out by lawmakers failing to pass a budget for fiscal year 2023 on time.

Daily News | November 2, 2022

Space Force acquisition chief Frank Calvelli published a memo this week outlining new tenets for space acquisition that are intended to drive key priorities of rapid procurement, construction of a resilient architecture and integration of space capabilities with the joint force.

The Insider | November 1, 2022

The Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket operated by SpaceX, launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday carrying secretive payloads for the Space Force.

The Insider | October 27, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit and Air Force Research Laboratory are teaming up to improve the Defense Department's weather sensing capabilities through a set of prototype contracts awarded to five commercial companies.

The Insider | October 26, 2022

The first of two satellites in the Weather System Follow-on program is on schedule for a September 2023 delivery following the planned completion of a combined cybersecurity assessment in February 2023, WSF Program Manager David Betz said in a statement to Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 25, 2022

Gen. John Raymond will step down as the first chief of space operations at Joint Base Andrews on Nov. 2, the Air Force announced today.

Daily News | October 25, 2022

Raytheon Technologies reported a decline in military business sales in the third quarter of 2022 in the company's earnings call this morning, a problem largely attributed to supply chain woes that are expected to last into 2024.

The Insider | October 21, 2022

The Space Rapid Capabilities Office is eschewing technology maturation in favor of well-developed systems for its classified projects, a top official said.

Daily News | October 20, 2022

In a warehouse in Washington, DC, Lockheed Martin today unveiled two new technologies and outlined a vision for a bustling space community by the middle of the century.

Daily News | October 18, 2022

An additional $63 million is required to address diminishing manufacturing sources for the C-130J Super Hercules ahead of further orders for the aircraft, a spokesman for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center told Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 17, 2022

The Space Force is seeking a range of space vehicles for its Space Test Experimental Platform 2.0 program, according to a draft request for proposals posted by the service today.

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