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
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.

Daily News | May 5, 2022

As the United States races to maintain superiority in space, small satellites are expected to play an increasingly critical role in keeping an edge over competitors like China, according to Space Development Agency Policy Chief Paula Trimble.

The Insider | May 5, 2022

As the United States seeks to outpace China in the Indo-Pacific, the Air Force is researching the development of a new radar station in Palau that will close surveillance gaps for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater, according to the service's fiscal year 2023 budget justification documents.

The Insider | May 4, 2022

Northrop Grumman was awarded an unpriced change order contract to continue preparation for the AN/ALQ-257 Integrated Viper Electronic Warfare Suite, according to a company press release.

The Insider | May 4, 2022

Market research is underway for multiple upgrades to the T-6A avionics suite, according to a request for information posted today by the Air Force.

Daily News | May 3, 2022

The Air Force is reconsidering its plan to field a bridge tanker, known as the KC-Y, that will follow the KC-46 Pegasus, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said today during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

The Insider | May 2, 2022

As the Air Force aims to maintain the aging KC-135, the service is seeking a slate of four upgrades to the aircraft that will shore up its mission capabilities until the fleet of nearly 400 Stratotankers can be fully divested.

The Insider | April 28, 2022

Boeing unveiled its first T-7A Red Hawk in St. Louis today, the newest trainer jet designed by the company that will replace the aging T-38, according to a company press release.

Daily News | April 20, 2022

As the Air Force formalizes plans for the KC-Y program that will field a bridge tanker to continue recapitalization of the air refueling fleet, lawmakers in interviews with Inside Defense are calling for the service to release more information about the program's plans, with some calling for a competition for the aircraft's contract.

The Insider | April 19, 2022

The Biden administration plans to prohibit direct-ascent antisatellite missile testing, Vice President Kamala Harris announced yesterday during a visit to Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA.

The Insider | April 18, 2022

The Joint Navigation Warfare Center is pursuing upgrades to its navigational warfare operations, according to a sources-sought notice posted today.

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