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 | January 23, 2020

The Air Force's effort to help allies modernize their militaries is facing a new set of challenges -- higher demand for fourth-generation fighter jets and segregated air and missile defense systems.

Daily News | January 22, 2020

The Air Force has identified 28 different emerging technologies it's developing for the Advanced Battle Management System to enable operations across integrated platforms in the air, land, sea, cyber and space domains.

Daily News | January 21, 2020

The air control wing that flies the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet will now be able to use a top-secret communications network to exchange intelligence information at higher classification levels.

Daily News | January 17, 2020

AFWERX -- an organization striving to create a "culture of innovation" in the Air Force -- now has the authority to award contracts, setting up the young team for closer partnerships with industry and academia.

Daily News | January 17, 2020

The analysis of alternatives for the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System is still underway and expected to be completed early this year, Capt. Cara Bousie, a service spokeswoman, told Inside Defense in an email Thursday.

The Insider | January 16, 2020

The head of Air Force Materiel Command relieved Air Force Research Laboratory Commander Maj. Gen. William Cooley from his position on Wednesday amid an investigation into alleged misconduct.

The Insider | January 14, 2020

NATO plans to develop an enterprise-wide architecture for its future air command and control capabilities and is now soliciting information from members' industries about their latest technologies.

Daily News | January 14, 2020

The Air Force has finished initial operational testing and evaluation of the B61-12 nuclear bomb's new guided tailkit assembly using F-15E and B-2 aircraft.

The Insider | January 13, 2020

The Air Force is looking to transition to an open architecture system for electronic warfare that would allow airmen to coordinate operations across multiple platforms.

The Insider | January 8, 2020

The Air Force is looking to integrate a warhead, fuze and other technologies into the Stand-in Attack Weapon, a new missile intended to thwart anti-access/area-denial targets, according to a notice the service published today.

Daily News | January 6, 2020

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board in fiscal year 2020 is conducting three studies under the direction of the service's secretary that focus on modern communications technology, autonomous systems and space applications, according to a notice published in December.

The Insider | January 3, 2020

The Air Force is seeking industry solutions to automate kill chain integration in support of the service’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, according to a new notice.

The Insider | January 2, 2020

The Air Force is looking to sell Saudi Arabia communications and intelligence systems on an expedited delivery schedule to bolster the country's integrated air and missile defense, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | December 24, 2019

The Air Force has come up with a new schedule for the intercontinental ballistic missile fuze modernization program that delays the final design review by several months but will not affect operational requirements for Minuteman III, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.

Daily News | December 23, 2019

The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center (NEC) aims to leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to enable a more efficient exchange of information between decision-makers, warfighters and weapon systems.

The Insider | December 20, 2019

The Air Force has awarded an $85 million contract for the Golden Horde science and technology demonstration effort to a research center affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology, according to a Defense Department notice.

Daily News | December 20, 2019

The Air Force is replacing its UH-1N Huey fleet with up to 84 MH-139A "Grey Wolf" helicopters, 41 of which will support the nuclear mission, according to the two-star general who oversees the service's intercontinental ballistic missile system.

Daily News | December 19, 2019

Air Force Global Strike Command activated Detachment 7 on Wednesday to ensure a fast developmental and operational testing schedule for the service’s four new MH-139As -- the Huey replacement helicopters that will provide security and transportation for the service's intercontinental ballistic missile mission.

The Insider | December 18, 2019

In their fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill, congressional conference members have agreed to give the Air Force an additional $100 million to develop more low-cost attritable aircraft technology, on track with what the Senate recommended and twice what the House proposed.

The Insider | December 17, 2019

House and Senate appropriators have proposed a $557 million budget for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, about $13 million less than what the Air Force requested earlier this year, in a fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill released Monday.

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