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 20, 2019

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force's XQ-58A Valkyrie and Skyborg unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities are among the service's first vanguard programs, a new concept introduced in the 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, according to the chief of Air Combat Command.

The Insider | June 18, 2019

The B61-12 nuclear warhead life extension program has experienced a schedule delay and the W80-4 LEP’s cost estimate has been raised to $12 billion, according to a watchdog investigation.

The Insider | June 18, 2019

The cost for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile replacement system is $25 billion, according to a justification and approval document released yesterday.

Daily News | June 17, 2019

The Senate Armed Services Committee is putting increased pressure on the Air Force's plans to modernize its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

The Insider | June 17, 2019

In a new deal with Boeing, the Air Force has tripled the potential value of a multibillion-dollar contract for munition guidance tail kits.

Daily News | June 14, 2019

Senate authorizers are looking to elevate the civilian lead official overseeing space acquisition to a four-star level equivalent and expand the position’s authorities for the coming Space Force.

Daily News | June 13, 2019

The Air Force achieved a major milestone yesterday when it completed the first captive-carry test of a new hypersonic weapon at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

Daily News | June 12, 2019

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Reform national security subcommittee are expressing concern about the number of U.S.-trained Afghan soldiers who go absent without official leave, as described in recent reports by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko.

The Insider | June 12, 2019

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board is holding a meeting tomorrow to formally complete and receive majority approval for the content and recommendations contained in its fiscal year 2019 studies.

Daily News | June 11, 2019

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, will receive $250 million of the operations and maintenance funds allocated to the Air Force in a disaster relief bill President Trump signed into law last week and is looking to begin making awards to rebuild infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Michael.

The Insider | June 10, 2019

In his mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is recommending less funding for the Advanced Battle Management System than what the Air Force requested.

The Insider | June 6, 2019

The Air Force is seeking risk management framework capabilities from industry for its multidomain command and control enterprise.

Daily News | June 5, 2019

House lawmakers are calling for details on the Air Force's strategy to establish a unified signals intelligence enterprise and how it will incorporate cloud-based technologies.

Daily News | June 4, 2019

The Defense Department will not direct or require the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent prime contractors to use more than one supplier of large solid-rocket motors.

Daily News | June 4, 2019

House lawmakers want the Defense Department to provide a report on the risks and benefits of using both producers of large solid-rocket motors to develop its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.

The Insider | June 3, 2019

House authorizers are calling on the Air Force to provide programmatic details and consider artificial intelligence prototyping for its Advanced Battle Management System.

The Insider | June 3, 2019

The House Armed Services intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee is calling out issues posed by counter-unmanned aerial system operations and directing the Air Force Research Lab to testify about development of these capabilities.

Daily News | June 3, 2019

The House Armed Services Committee is supporting the Air Force's plans to accelerate the Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology program for pairing with such manned platforms as the F-35.

Daily News | June 3, 2019

UTC Aerospace Systems' MS-177 multispectral sensor will begin operational testing this month, three months behind schedule.

The Insider | May 31, 2019

The Air Force is holding a defensive weapons industry day next month and requesting white papers on conceptual armament capabilities.

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