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  • Research and Development

    August 2018

    R&D Special Report: Air Force Labs

    By National Defense Staff
    National Defense Magazine asked research laboratories involved in national security programs: “What is your organization’s number one R&D ‘big bet,’ (in other words: a high-risk, high-reward technology investment) that you believe will have the biggest payoff for those in the military or national security realm? Why? And in what ways do you think it will benefit the end users?”
  • Space

    August 2018

    Air Force Ponders Basing Cargo in Space

    By Sonja Jordan
    The Air Force is mulling over whether to base cargo in space, the commander of Air Mobility Command said Aug. 2.
  • Air Power

    August 2018

    Air Force Leader Uncertain KC-46 will Meet New Delivery Deadline

    By Sonja Jordan
    The head of Air Mobility Command said he is unsure if the first fully-capable KC-46A aerial refueling tanker will be delivered by the October deadline.
  • Air Power

    August 2018

    Congress Deals Potential Death Blow to JSTARS Recap

    The Senate on Aug. 1 put what could prove to be the final nail in the coffin for the recapitalization of the joint surveillance target attack radar system aircraft when it passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Air Force News

    July 2018

    Air Force to Establish New Rapid Sustainment Office

    By Sonja Jordan
    The Air Force is setting up a new Rapid Sustainment Office to help keep aircraft flying, the service’s top official announced July 25.
  • Air Power

    July 2018

    Leonardo DRS Chief Talks T-X Competition, Other Industry Trends

    FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom — Leonardo DRS is hoping its parent organization’s track record will give it a leg up in the competition for the Air Force’s new T-X jet trainer, the head of the company told National Defense in a wide ranging interview.
  • Global Defense Market

    July 2018

    U.S. Could Partner with United Kingdom on New Fighter Jet

    FARNBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM —The United States could potentially contribute to the development of a new fighter jet envisioned by the United Kingdom, a top Air Force acquisition official said July 17.
  • Air Power

    July 2018

    Lockheed Martin Looking at Recompeting More F-35 Components

    FARNBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM — Lockheed Martin may seek to recompete contracts for components of the F-35 joint strike fighter as it moves to drive down costs and improve capability, a company executive said July 16.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    Report: Manned-Unmanned Teaming Needed to Boost Combat Airpower

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Air Force is on the technological cusp of flying traditionally manned combat aircraft partnered with unmanned systems, and should adopt that concept as it looks to add combat capacity and keep ahead of peer competitors’ capabilities, analysts said in a new report.
  • Air Power

    July 2018

    Super Hornet Upgrade to Feature Advanced Cockpit

    Boeing is developing an advanced cockpit display for its block III F/A-18 Super Hornet that pilots who were raised in the age of iPads will be comfortable using, a company official said.
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