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 | September 14, 2022

The Space Development Agency's planned launch later this month for its first low-earth orbit satellites has been postponed to December, according to SDA Director Derek Tournear, causing a minor setback for the agency's goal to deliver a proliferated architecture of low-earth orbit satellites that will serve as the backbone of the Defense Department's Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort.

Daily News | September 13, 2022

The United States will need offensive capabilities in space to deter potential adversaries from attacking orbital systems, Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman told the Senate Armed Services Committee today, as senators consider whether to confirm Saltzman as the Space Force's next chief of space operations and pin on him his fourth star.

The Insider | September 12, 2022

General Electric and the Air Force have completed testing for the company's second Adaptive Engine Transition Program prototype, marking the end of GE's current AETP efforts as the Air Force weighs whether to move forward with the program, the company announced in a press release today. (UPDATED)

Daily News | September 12, 2022

The Air Force has been quietly carrying out a fleetwide hardware fix for the F-22 Raptor after the aircraft logged several incidents due to a significant problem with the fighter's dual F119 engines, Inside Defense has learned.

The Insider | September 9, 2022

The Space Force will hold an unclassified industry day on Sept. 29 for vendors interested in competing for the procurement contract for two new satellites for the military's Mobile User Objective System, according to an announcement posted by the service.

Daily News | September 9, 2022

A review by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of the 5G wireless network soon to be deployed by satellite company Ligado Networks found that the portion of the radio frequency spectrum the company is set to operate in could interfere with some commercial and Defense Department systems, according to a report released by NAS today. (UPDATED)

The Insider | September 8, 2022

BAE Systems has been awarded two separate contracts for modifications for the Air Force’s F-15 fighter, which respectively upgrade the aircraft’s electronic warfare suite and enhance its Global Positioning System technologies to protect against jamming and spoofing.

The Insider | September 8, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to serve as the next chief of space operations on Sep. 13, according to a notice posted by the committee.

Daily News | September 8, 2022

The Defense Department this week published a new set of space policy guidelines that codifies norms and behaviors for the United States as the Biden administration seeks to maintain an edge in space while fostering international cooperation.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

Days after Air Force Special Operations Command lifted the pause on flights for the service's Osprey variant known as the CV-22, AFSOC Commander Lt. Gen. Jim Slife said today that sufficient safety measures are in place to fly the aircraft even though the cause of the problem that originally grounded it is yet to be identified.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

As part of its efforts to develop an engine through the Next Generation Adaptive Propulsion program, the Air Force may be bringing new life to the propulsion industrial base, which one key official recently said has been teetering on the brink of collapse.

The Insider | September 2, 2022

The Air Force's CV-22 Osprey fleet will resume operations after a temporary stand-down order grounded the aircraft for two weeks due to a "high clutch engagement" issue that caused a total of four known incidents, according to a statement released by Air Force Special Operations Command.

The Insider | September 1, 2022

Boeing will build 15 new KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the Air Force and four for Israel for a total contract value of approximately $3.1 billion, according to an award announcement posted by the Defense Department yesterday.

The Insider | August 31, 2022

The Air Force has awarded Ursa Major, a private rocket propulsion company, a Tactical Funding Increase contract to provide an oxygen-rich staged combustion engine, the company announced yesterday.

The Insider | August 29, 2022

After wrapping up certifications mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration that contributed to a program delay of over a year, the Air Force has accepted the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters from Boeing, the company announced in an Aug. 25 press release.

Daily News | August 25, 2022

As the possibility grows that China will surpass the United States in the race for space dominance by the middle of the century, officials across the military and intelligence community are exploring ways to partner with industry to expand the space industrial base for the United States to maintain its lead.

Daily News | August 24, 2022

Leading space officials are sounding the alarm about the lack of an overarching strategy for the United States to maintain its edge in space, warning that progress in key areas is stalling or regressing, according to a new report published today.

Daily News | August 22, 2022

The Air Force has selected five companies to field prototypes for the service's Next Generation Adaptive Propulsion program, according to an award announcement posted by the Defense Department on Friday.

The Insider | August 19, 2022

The Space Force will hold a virtual industry day on Oct. 25 and 26 to gather industry input on spacecraft acquisition for technological and scientific experiments, according to a notice posted by the service today.

Daily News | August 18, 2022

Air Force Special Operations Command has indefinitely grounded its fleet of CV-22 Ospreys in response to an unidentified "hard clutch" issue that has caused a total of four known incidents.

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