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 | August 21, 2019

The Air Force's lead for remotely piloted aircraft wants to use a 1950s fighter production concept being resurfaced by senior officials to reduce acquisition time lines and costs as the service prepares for the next era of its drone enterprise.

Daily News | August 19, 2019

The first delivery in the foreign military sale of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria is not expected until May 2021, one year later than initially scheduled.

Daily News | August 16, 2019

This month, the Air Force began limited flight operations to support airfield assessments at Air Base 201 in Niger, where the service is building infrastructure, including a runway, to support regional counterterrorism missions.

The Insider | August 14, 2019

The Air Force has awarded $99 million to Lockheed Martin to provide life-cycle support to the three foreign countries that purchased its long-range, precision standoff missile.

Daily News | August 14, 2019

The newly established center overseeing nuclear command, control and communications capabilities at U.S. Strategic Command is considering opportunities to open a facility for rapid modeling and simulation.

Daily News | August 13, 2019

An investigation by the Pentagon's internal watchdog found NATO's efforts to train Afghan forces for airdrops and airstrikes have failed to meet certain deadlines and objectives.

Daily News | August 2, 2019

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that laid the foundation for planning and execution of cyber operations is now being transitioned to the Air Force.

Daily News | August 2, 2019

The official overseeing directed-energy research for the Air Force has a new effort to step up artificial intelligence applications and develop virtual reality capabilities for warfighter training.

The Insider | July 31, 2019

The Air Force today released a request for proposals to manufacture the BLU-136/B 2,000-pound warhead, one of two area-attack weapons intended to meet policy on cluster munitions.

Daily News | July 30, 2019

An alteration to a multibillion-dollar contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kits announced last month includes foreign military sales to Middle Eastern, European and Asian countries.

The Insider | July 30, 2019

The State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of an estimated $950 million in contractor logistics support for South Korea's fleet of RQ-4 Block 30 remotely piloted aircraft.

The Insider | July 30, 2019

Air Force Gen. John Hyten said he was disappointed by Boeing's decision not to bid on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program and would look at the competition if confirmed to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Insider | July 26, 2019

The Air Force Research Lab is soliciting white papers for a project that aims to develop prototypes of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications that support mobility, battle management and combat operations.

Daily News | July 25, 2019

Defense experts have diverging views on how the Air Force should move forward with its acquisition strategy for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to mitigate fallout from Boeing's decision not to bid on the program.

Daily News | July 24, 2019

Boeing has informed the Air Force it will not submit a bid for the service's intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program under the current acquisition strategy, a development that could narrow the competitive field to one company and hinder the Air Force's efforts to contain costs on the multibillion-dollar program.

Daily News | July 24, 2019

The B-21 Raider is expected to have its first flight in December 2021, according to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson.

The Insider | July 22, 2019

The Air Force is looking for small businesses and startups to pitch ideas for identifying and defeating off-the-shelf drones during an upcoming event.

Daily News | July 22, 2019

The Air Force is looking for contractors that can deliver initial spares, aircraft kits and long-lead items to support a program that modernizes aging equipment on the E-3 battle management platform.

The Insider | July 17, 2019

An Air Force pilot for the first time flew Sikorsky's HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter on July 11, marking an important milestone as the service moves toward the program's production phase.

Daily News | July 16, 2019

The Air Force has released a request for proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the service's intercontinental ballistic missile replacement system.

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