USAF's SiAW program abandons sole-sourced, AARGM-ER upgrade plan

By Sara Sirota / April 12, 2021 at 12:55 PM
The Air Force has changed its acquisition strategy for the Stand-in Attack Weapon -- a new strike capability for the F-35 -- and is no longer solely pursuing an upgrade to the extended-range variant of the Navy and Northrop Grumman's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile. The service is instead opening competition to five defense companies, each of which will have the opportunity to propose a unique solution, Air Force spokeswoman Ilka Cole told Inside Defense in an email today. The...

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