Sara Sirota

Sara Sirota was an associate editor for Inside the Air Force until April 2021. 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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | June 22, 2020

A House panel is threatening to withhold funding from the military's flagship program to achieve joint all-domain command and control until the Air Force shares information on its Global Hawk divestment plans.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

House authorizers are pushing to review how the military is planning for possible delays fielding the next intercontinental ballistic missile system and any challenges the Air Force faces manning the acquisition program.

Daily News | June 19, 2020

Even though the Air Force has spent the last two years trying to reform its drone export enterprise, particularly working to accelerate transfers, industry insiders say they haven't seen the expected results.

Daily News | June 15, 2020

The Air Force expects to restart Small Diameter Bomb production next month after previously undisclosed safety deficiencies with the Small Diameter Bomb II led prime contractor Raytheon to halt production last July.

Daily News | June 15, 2020

Boeing-Leonardo's MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter still has not obtained a Federal Aviation Administration certification to fly -- pushing back the start of Air Force flight testing by one year.

Daily News | June 11, 2020

Senate defense authorizes are calling on the Air Force to ensure its efforts to achieve joint all-domain command and control fit into initiatives occurring throughout the military.

Daily News | June 11, 2020

The Air Force is researching a new kind of artificial intelligence that can resist adversarial attacks on data -- enabling an autonomous pilot that can eventually fly unmanned vehicles in the contested battle spaces of the future.

Daily News | June 10, 2020

The Air Force will release a request for proposals in the coming months for the Stand-in Attack Weapon -- an upgraded version of a developmental Navy guided missile that's intended to enhance the F-35's ability to defeat anti-access/area-denial defenses.

Daily News | June 4, 2020

The Air Force is looking for a new medium-altitude, unmanned aerial system to support intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike missions that can reach initial operational capability in spring 2031.

Daily News | June 4, 2020

The Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System program has selected 28 initial companies to participate in a new indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracting vehicle to deliver technologies that enable joint all-domain command and control.

Daily News | June 3, 2020

The Air Force plans to buy eight prototypes of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon -- the service's flagship hypersonic missile that's under development -- according to a new report.

The Insider | June 1, 2020

The Air Force's HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter flew its first combined test mission with the Army's AH-64 Apache aircraft on May 19, according to a notice published today.

Daily News | May 27, 2020

The National Nuclear Security Administration will deliver to Congress a final report examining recent technical issues associated with the B61-12 and W88 Alteration 370 modernization programs in the coming months.

Daily News | May 27, 2020

The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center has stood up a new experimentation directorate to help the service rapidly field emerging technologies like directed energy and artificial intelligence by getting involved in early research that otherwise wouldn’t have been on its radar.

The Insider | May 26, 2020

The Air Force is starting a new effort to assess the COVID-19 pandemic's long-term impacts on operations and readiness that could affect the service's financial investments.

Daily News | May 21, 2020

The Air Force is standing up a joint developmental and operational test force that integrates military, civilian and contractor personnel to support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and serve as a model for future programs.

The Insider | May 20, 2020

The Air Force is starting early acquisition planning for a Joint Direct Attack Munition follow-on production contract, with a possible multibillion-dollar value, to be awarded in 2023.

Daily News | May 19, 2020

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin up to $485 million to manufacture and upgrade airborne sensor systems that provide advanced detection capabilities for U.S. and international customers.

Daily News | May 15, 2020

The Air Force today launched a competition for industry to participate in prototyping and experimentation for the Skyborg manned-unmanned teaming program.

The Insider | May 15, 2020

The Air Force last month completed a virtual preliminary design review of Northrop Grumman's plan for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent -- the replacement to the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system.

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