Sara Sirota

Sara Sirota is an associate editor for Inside the Air Force. Previously, she reported for The Hill and The Cazenovia Republican. She has a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a bachelor's degree in political science from Colgate University.

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Daily News | December 6, 2019

The Air Force has completed system-level reviews of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon's respective designs for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon and has given its stamp of approval for both contractors to continue with their plans.

Daily News | December 5, 2019

The Air Force has sent the Office of the Secretary of Defense a list of priority programs for potential waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution.

The Insider | December 4, 2019

The Air Force will hold an event with industry to discuss pre-engineering activities for a new command-and-control aircraft system that's intended to replace the aging E-4B National Airborne Operations Center.

The Insider | December 3, 2019

The Air Force Research Lab is setting up a rapid contracting opportunity -- worth up to $490 million -- for the development and transition of capabilities that can defend military personnel and equipment against commercial off-the-shelf small unmanned aerial systems.

The Insider | December 3, 2019

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $989 million contract for the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon critical design review, test and production readiness support, according to a Dec. 2 Defense Department contract notice.

The Insider | November 29, 2019

The Air Force Test Center officially activated a new detachment within the 47th Cyberspace Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, on Nov. 19.

Daily News | November 27, 2019

The Air Force's armament directorate is planning more tests of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon and Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon and expects to conduct system-level critical design reviews of the two Lockheed Martin platforms during the first half of calendar year 2020.

Daily News | November 27, 2019

The Air Force intends to begin soliciting proposals to upgrade its new personnel recovery aircraft next May and plans to award a contract in September 2021, according to a recent presentation to industry.

The Insider | November 21, 2019

The Air Force has approved a $386 million modification to Raytheon's contract to supply Paveway laser-guided bombs to foreign customers, according to a Defense Department contract notice released Wednesday.

Daily News | November 21, 2019

The Air Force's strategic development planning and experimentation office says it's exploring the possibility of a small proof-of-concept effort to examine the feasibility of a "palletized munitions" concept.

Daily News | November 15, 2019

The Air Force has been hosting an experiment to test a software-based architecture for electronic warfare "apps" and plans to demonstrate it aboard an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft in support of the service’s new focus on electromagnetic spectrum superiority.

Daily News | November 14, 2019

The National Nuclear Security Administration is starting a new assessment of the B61-12 Life Extension Program and W88 Alteration 370 delays that are resulting in $720 million to $850 million in unexpected costs.

The Insider | November 12, 2019

The Defense and Energy Departments’ inspectors general are conducting a joint review of the Aircraft Monitor and Control system’s nuclear certification process, according to a memorandum released today.

Daily News | November 11, 2019

The Air Force Research Lab has finished a round of counter-drone testing that featured five directed-energy weapons that management officials are considering for a possible program of record.

The Insider | November 8, 2019

Two HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters have arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, to begin developmental testing with the 413th Flight Test Squadron, according to an Air Force press release.

Daily News | November 8, 2019

The Air Force will test whether an F-22 and F-35 can communicate via a secure data link during a demonstration that’s expected to occur in December, according to a senior official.

Daily News | November 7, 2019

The National Nuclear Security Administration has already begun rebalancing its internal projects in response to the ongoing continuing resolution that keeps federal funding at fiscal year 2019 levels, according to a senior Energy Department official.

Daily News | November 6, 2019

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein is warning about the risks that a potential six-month or yearlong continuing resolution could pose to planned new-start programs, production increases and military construction projects.

Daily News | November 5, 2019

The total value of the Air Force's foreign military sales in fiscal year 2019 was $17 billion, about 53% more than the $11.1 billion in aircraft and weaponry the service sold to other countries the previous year, according to an Air Force security assistance official.

The Insider | November 1, 2019

The State Department has approved a possible $4.5 billion foreign military sale to upgrade no more than 98 F-15J aircraft to a Japanese Super Interceptor configuration, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice sent to Congress on Oct. 29.

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