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Congress’ Budget Gridlock Threatens Army Hypersonics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“As long as we get an appropriation by the beginning of the calendar year, I think we’ll be okay,” the Army’s chief of budget planning said.

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Sen. Blumenthal Blocks Barrett, Demands Ban on AF Use of Trump Resorts

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he was “disappointed” by Barbara Barrett in “her responses to questions during her office visit and public testimony” during her confirmation hearing, “factors that have also contributed to my uncertainty about her ability to lead the Air Force.”

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Wall Funding Forces CR Passage In House; Senate Dems Stand Against Trump

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Here we go again. Senate Democrats, opposed to pulling from military construction funds for the wall, set off a new budget battle.

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SDA Will Control Many Sat Buys, But NOT NROs: Tournear

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“We are the ones that say this is what needs to be done” to build a next-gen space architecture, says SDA Acting Director Derek Tournear. Except when they don’t.

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Years Late, It’s ‘Pass-Fail’ Now For Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker: Gen. Miller

Posted by Colin Clark on


The cascade of problems with the plane, which Boeing called low risk and promised to deliver 18 combat-ready aircraft in 2017, is unlikely to deliver planes ready for war for several more years, Gen. Maryanne Miller, the head of Air Mobility Command, made clear today.

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SMC Offers To Help Speed Deals For SDA

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The Space & Missile Systems Center’s Space Enterprise Consortium has been so successful at providing competitive prototypes, fast, that SMC wants to expand its scope dramatically.

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Make Northrop Work With Us On GBSD: Boeing To Hill, Air Force

Posted by Colin Clark on


“We think clearly it’s time for the Air Force and other governmental entities to engage and direct the right solution. Northrop has chosen not to do that,” Frank McCall, Boeing’s director of strategic deterrence systems, said.

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KC-46: Too Crucial To Fail

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“There is no other option at this point,” explains Todd Harrison, the director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “The Air Force needs new tankers, and Boeing is the only one making them.”

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Note To Putin: Trump Unleashes $400M For Ukrainian Military

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After weeks of uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policy toward Ukraine, senators and State Department officials say the spigot of aid has been turned back on.

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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

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“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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