Rachel Karas

Rachel Karas is an associate editor for Inside the Air Force. She previously covered the public health insurance marketplaces for Inside Health Policy and primary, secondary and higher education at the Frederick News-Post in Frederick County, Maryland. She graduated from American University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in international studies and journalism.

The Insider | August 21, 2018

Air Force Reserve Gen. Maryanne Miller will become the next leader of Air Mobility Command following a promotion from lieutenant general, the service said Tuesday.

Daily News | August 21, 2018

SUFFOLK, VA -- Launching a multidomain command-and-control enterprise could spur significant changes to the Air Force's global network of Air Operations Centers, including standing up C2 centers that transcend combatant command boundaries as well as creating new leadership positions and authorities.

Daily News | August 20, 2018

SUFFOLK, VA -- Lockheed Martin officials say the Air Force needs to give industry a better sense of how the military wants to approach multidomain command-and-control so companies can tailor their investments.

Daily News | August 16, 2018

The Air Force will maintain its plan to field new Combat Rescue Helicopters starting in fiscal year 2020 despite looming problems for training reserve squadrons, because changing the schedule would require renegotiating its contract with Sikorsky, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | August 14, 2018

Lockheed Martin will ramp up its work on the Air Force's secretive Air-Launched Rapid-Response Weapon program, which aims to develop a hypersonic missile capability by 2021, under a contract worth up to $480 million awarded this week.

Daily News | August 14, 2018

The Air Force wants to integrate an off-the-shelf, dual offensive and defensive electronic-warfare system onto C-130J derivative aircraft and other large platforms in as little as three months, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | August 08, 2018

A recent Air Force analysis found buying Block 5 MQ-9A Reapers is a smarter investment than procuring General Atomics' newer MQ-9B, which costs more and lacks worthwhile capabilities, a congressional source tells Inside Defense.

Daily News | August 06, 2018

Lockheed Martin is set to receive a potential $780 million contract for the Air Force's next hypersonic weapon project, the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, according to a recently published service document.

Daily News | August 06, 2018

The Air Force plans to choose a light-attack aircraft by the end of fiscal year 2019, and is only considering bids from Textron and Sierra Nevada, according to a recent presolicitation notice.

Daily News | August 02, 2018

Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance leaders this week offered a peek into their newly approved Next-Generation ISR Flight Plan, which aims to boost the service's capabilities in space and cyberspace and position the enterprise for data-driven, high-end combat over the next decade.

Daily News | August 02, 2018

U.S. Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten said this week he is willing to be flexible on accuracy and other aspects of new nuclear weapons programs if an "operational work-around" would save time and money.

The Insider | August 02, 2018

The Air Force this week issued a request for information to gather ideas of how industry could combine three legacy nuclear command, control and communications and transport aircraft into one cost-effective platform.

The Insider | August 02, 2018

Raytheon recently received a $96 million contract to build 250 more Miniature Air-Launched Decoy Jammers, the company said this week.

Daily News | July 30, 2018

Two reprogramming requests the Pentagon submitted to Congress in early July outline further efforts to integrate Project Maven's data-processing algorithms into Air Force systems.

Daily News | July 27, 2018

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the head of Air Force Materiel Command, will retire in September at a crucial time for the $60 billion portfolio she has overseen for three years.

Daily News | July 26, 2018

Pivotal, the cloud platform provider and coding instructor for the Air Force's Air Operations Center pathfinder, is taking on a new challenge: determining how the service should manage its fledgling homegrown software-development enterprise.

Daily News | July 26, 2018

The Air Force's forthcoming "flight plan," which lays out the future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance through 2035, includes an appendix on data strategy, a service official said this week.

Daily News | July 26, 2018

The Air Force is fleshing out plans to spread Battlefield Airborne Communications Node-enabled aircraft around the globe as lawmakers aim to address constant demand for those platforms.

The Insider | July 25, 2018

An undisclosed fifth-generation aircraft will come to Europe later this summer to complement fourth-generation assets in theater and improve interoperability with other platforms, according to the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa.

Daily News | July 24, 2018

Congressional authorizers now recommend the Air Force receive $300 million to buy light-attack aircraft in fiscal year 2019, a compromise that includes nearly all the money authorized by the Senate earlier this year.

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