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 | October 22, 2019

The Air Force has informed Boeing it will no longer provide funding toward the company's ongoing contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, essentially ending its work supporting the nuclear program.

The Insider | October 18, 2019

A developmental robotic pilot system that was damaged in a mishap two months ago will return to flight next March, according to an Air Force Research Laboratory official.

Daily News | October 18, 2019

The Air Force's directed-energy experimentation campaign has started another round of counter-drone testing with five different systems that management officials are exploring for an anticipated program of record.

The Insider | October 17, 2019

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $108 million contract for the Mk21A reentry vehicle -- a platform that's intended to deliver the W87-1 warhead from the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent system.

The Insider | October 16, 2019

The Skyborg program office is requesting white papers for a software-centric system design agent that can facilitate a modular, open-architecture approach in which the government has unlimited data rights.

Daily News | October 15, 2019

The initial and final phase of the Air Force's Gray Wolf project -- a short-lived effort to create a networked cruise missile capability -- will not come to an end this year as expected, since scheduling issues have delayed flight tests of the preliminary platform developed by Northrop Grumman.

The Insider | October 10, 2019

The Air Force is conducting a safety investigation into the XQ-58A Valkyrie after the aircraft was damaged during a flight test at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, yesterday. (UPDATED)

The Insider | October 9, 2019

The Air Force intends to pay Northrop Grumman as much as $4.8 billion to develop, modernize and sustain all RQ-4 Global Hawk variants, according to a notice released today.

Daily News | October 9, 2019

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has received a $93 million award to provide facilities at its military training range where the Air Force can develop operational cyber and electronic warfare capabilities in an "austere environment."

Daily News | October 7, 2019

Engineers at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, are partnering with the Skyborg manned-unmanned teaming program for another demonstration of an evolving software tool that’s intended to enable realistic and safe flight testing of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles.

Daily News | October 3, 2019

The Air Force Research Lab wants to establish a new management structure that oversees the vanguard effort intended to transition mature technologies into programs of record.

The Insider | October 1, 2019

The Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $200 million contract for Small Diameter Bomb II engineering and manufacturing development integration, production, sustainment and testing.

Daily News | October 1, 2019

The Air Force has indefinitely delayed an effort to update the RQ-4 Global Hawk's communications network and is "in the process of assessing and realigning resources" for the unmanned aerial vehicle program's many development projects.

Daily News | September 27, 2019

The Air Force intends to increase the maximum production quantities and purchases of Joint Air-to-Surface Missiles and Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles -- including the first buy of the JASSM-D variant.

The Insider | September 27, 2019

The Air Force will pay Boeing up to $280 million to integrate the Small Diameter Bomb I onto "selected weapon platforms" and provide engineering support for the fielded system.

The Insider | September 26, 2019

The Air Force today announced a new initiative to sponsor ideas that advance functional challenges and transformational capabilities identified in the service's 2030 Science and Technology Strategy.

Daily News | September 25, 2019

Schedule delays to the B61-12 life extension and W88 Alteration 370 programs revealed earlier this month are expected to cost between $720 million and $850 million -- which the National Nuclear Security Administration intends to pay for using internal funding.

Daily News | September 25, 2019

During an upcoming experiment, the Air Force will demonstrate the ability of the Phaser high-powered microwave system to thwart adversary unmanned aerial systems in an overseas operational environment.

Daily News | September 25, 2019

The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program is scheduled to have a technical interchange meeting this fall that will help inform next year's decision to enter the engineering and manufacturing development phase.

The Insider | September 25, 2019

The Air Force Tuesday declared milestone C for the Combat Rescue Helicopter, allowing the program to enter low-rate initial production, according to CRH provider Sikorsky. (UPDATED)

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