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 | June 16, 2022

The Senate Armed Service Committee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill would approve divestments of the A-10 aircraft, accelerate procurement of the F-35A and HH-60W and limit divestment of the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, according to an executive summary and a background briefing provided by committee staff today.

Daily News | June 16, 2022

The mission capable rates of Air Force and Navy aircraft have declined in recent years due to a failure to complete congressionally mandated sustainment reviews, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | June 15, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee draft "chairman's mark" of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill obtained by Inside Defense would approve the Air Force's request to reduce the minimum tactical fighter aircraft inventory but limit other retirements.

The Insider | June 14, 2022

The F-35 Joint Program Office has awarded Pratt & Whitney an undefinitized contract action worth up to $4.3 billion for production of lot 15 and 16 F-35 engines and long-lead parts, according to an award announcement posted by the Defense Department Tuesday.

Daily News | June 14, 2022

House lawmakers' proposed defense spending bill would increase launches for the National Security Space Launch program and lower funds for other projects requested by the Space Force in its fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Daily News | June 10, 2022

Flying somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 feet on May 10 in the skies above Ventura County, CA, Brandon Harris, a test pilot for aerospace startup Red 6, pulled in behind a refueling tanker as another Red 6 pilot, Tom Mackie, observed in a separate aircraft.

The Insider | June 9, 2022

Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson will serve as the new commander of Air Force Materiel Command, succeeding Gen. Arnold Bunch, according to an AFMC press release.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

An annual review of the Defense Department's most expensive weapon systems by the Government Accountability Office detailed numerous shortfalls in the development of aircraft and space programs, illuminating underlying causes for delays and climbing costs.

Daily News | June 7, 2022

A House subcommittee has given approval to the Air Force to reduce the fleet of KC-135 and C-130 aircraft in line with the president's fiscal year 2023 budget request, according to a bipartisan background briefing provided by committee aides.

The Insider | June 3, 2022

Space Systems Command has awarded a.i. solutions a $217 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for satellite support services, according to a contract award announcement published by the Defense Department May 27.

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.

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.