Air Force

The New Pentagon Slush Fund

Congress should reject the Pacific Deterrence Initiative before it’s too late.

Air Force Begins Search For New Refueling Tanker as Lawmakers Push Airbus

Some lawmakers want the Air Force to terminate its KC-46 contract with Boeing.

Give Lasers Back to the Missile Defense Agency, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Langevin slams Trump-administration decision to defund MDA research.

F-35 Supply Chain Recovering From COVID Slowdown, Lockheed’s New JSF Chief Says

2021 deliveries could return almost to the level once planned for 2020.

To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

For Now, ‘Over the Horizon’ Protection for Afghanistan Will Fly From Existing Hubs, Acting Air Force Secretary Says

Service wants $10 billion for South Asia and Middle East operations as Pentagon develops long-term plan for Afghanistan support.

New Air Force One Could Be Delayed Another Year

The GAO’s latest cost estimate brings the price tag to $2.6 billion apiece.

Digital Engineering Could Speed Wartime Arms Production

It could also allow contractors to build and modernize weapons they did not create.

Can Rockets Deliver Supplies to War Zones? Space Force, Air Force Aim to Find Out

A research lab will see whether reusable boosters can deliver up to a C-17s’ worth of cargo to terrestrial destinations.

Pentagon Shelves Plans for New Air Force Two

In the meantime, the Air Force is in the early stages of developing supersonic and hypersonic passenger aircraft.

US Air Force Details Proposed Cuts to Planes, Flying Hours

2022 budget request would retire scores of fighters and tankers and cut thousands of flying hours to fund modernization.