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 | May 29, 2019

The Air Force is testing a new system to help unmanned aerial vehicles avoid air traffic while conducting operations beyond the visual line of sight.

The Insider | May 24, 2019

The Air Force has awarded Raytheon $355 million to modify AGM-88B missiles for sales to Qatar, Taiwan and Bahrain.

Daily News | May 24, 2019

The Air Force has started a new partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to bolster outreach to startup companies and advance artificial intelligence solutions for decision support, condition-based maintenance, medical readiness and disaster response.

Daily News | May 23, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Committee today proposed legislation that would allocate nearly $1.7 billion in emergency supplemental funding to support recovery efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, and Offutt AFB, NE.

Daily News | May 23, 2019

Senate policymakers are showing support for major Air Force investments in their mark of fiscal year 2020 legislation, authorizing 12 additional F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, validating the service’s request to buy new fourth-generation jets and proposing additional funding for the Advanced Battle Management System and the service’s Light-Attack Aircraft experiment.

The Insider | May 22, 2019

House appropriators are recommending an additional $50 million in fiscal year 2020 to further develop the Air Force's low-cost attritable unmanned aerial vehicle effort.

Daily News | May 21, 2019

The B61-12 tailkit assembly program is on track to begin initial operational cyber testing this week and flight testing in August, with delivery of the first tailkit expected in October.

The Insider | May 20, 2019

House appropriators are recommending cutting $10 million from the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System because they say the program lacks a "clear execution plan."

Daily News | May 20, 2019

House appropriators are recommending cutting more than $100 million the Air Force requested in fiscal year 2020 to begin a major development phase of its intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program.

Daily News | May 17, 2019

Sikorsky's Combat Rescue Helicopter -- the Air Force's replacement to its legacy Pave Hawk fleet -- achieved its first flight today at a company facility in West Palm Beach, FL.

Daily News | May 17, 2019

The Air Force anticipates releasing a request for proposals in July to launch the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the nuclear triad’s intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program.

Daily News | May 17, 2019

An effort is underway in the Air Force to shift data analytics from restricted and disaggregated projects to a shared ecosystem with potential implications for the way the service makes decisions about investments, training, logistics and finances.

Daily News | May 10, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee is ratcheting up oversight of the Air Force's effort to house three F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL.

Daily News | May 10, 2019

The Defense Department is looking to enhance information sharing on counter-unmanned aerial system solutions by holding monthly meetings between combatant commanders and service representatives in Pentagon headquarters, with a current emphasis on Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Insider | May 9, 2019

Eglin Air Force Base, FL, will have a new $75 million, 53,000-square-foot munitions research center by 2021.

Daily News | May 8, 2019

The Air Force Research Laboratory's new microwave weapon for counter-unmanned aerial system operations was delivered Monday for testing, which is expected to begin next week.

The Insider | May 6, 2019

The State Department on Friday approved a foreign military sale to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $750 million, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The Insider | May 3, 2019

The Air Force this week awarded an $89 million cost plus fixed fee contract to Black River Systems for operational counter-small unmanned aerial systems open architecture software and hardware.

The Insider | May 2, 2019

Air Combat Command is expected to complete an analysis of alternatives this summer for the Advanced Battle Management System, according to a senior Government Accountability Office official.

Daily News | April 30, 2019

In the absence of supplemental funding from Congress, the Air Force will uphold its planned halt on all new rebuilding efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, which was destroyed in a category 5 hurricane in October.

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