Stand-in Attack Weapon RFP delayed as Air Force refines design approach

By Sara Sirota / September 21, 2020 at 4:07 PM
The Air Force is refining its acquisition strategy for the Stand-in Attack Weapon -- an emerging guided missile intended for the F-35 fighter jet -- to place greater emphasis on digital engineering and open-systems architecture. The increased focus on these design methods -- which should enable continuous adoption of new technology and faster acquisition timelines -- has led the service to delay releasing a request for proposals, Air Force spokeswoman Ilka Cole told Inside Defense in an email Monday. It's...

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