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The Air & Space Brief
September 26, 2023

Air Force eyes supply missions for its first electric air taxi
By Audrey Decker

Joby Aviation delivered its battery-powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to Edwards AFB in California.

Boeing is using Fortnite's game engine to upgrade B-52s
By Audrey Decker

Will this "hyper-realistic" modeling tool help get the program a Victory Royale?


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Pentagon propping up F-35 readiness by buying new parts instead of waiting for repairs, GAO says
By Audrey Decker

This is unsustainable, DOD concedes—and may be delaying the creation of depots that could fix the repair backlog.

Lockheed aims to hit F-16 production goal by end of 2025
By Audrey Decker

But lawmakers and Pentagon officials want more jets, faster, particularly for Taiwan.

Air Force general defends incendiary memo but says 'war is not inevitable'
By Audrey Decker

Minihan says a mindset of urgency helped produce three "game-changing" concepts in a recent exercise.

Taiwan is using generative AI to fight Chinese disinfo
By Patrick Tucker

But LLM models will enable new adversaries as well as allies, top intelligence official warns.

Senate moves to vote on three top nominees. But will more follow?
By Caitlin M. Kenney

The majority leader had hoped that GOP's Tuberville would lift his blanket hold.


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