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Audrey Decker

Staff Writer

Audrey Decker is a staff reporter for Defense One, where she writes about air and space. She previously reported for Inside Defense, where she reported on the Navy and then on emerging defense technology. She's a graduate of the University of Maryland.

F-35 Sales Rise as Russian Invasion Grinds On

Air Force general says recent deals show how NATO allies are stepping up as the U.S. focuses on China.


‘Woke-ism’ Not an Issue, Top Military Leaders Say

Inclusion is actually a critical part of unit cohesion, Air Force chief and Marine commandant said.


Air Force Should Double Its B-21 Purchase Plans, Think Tank Says

The service also needs to buy the stealth bombers more quickly, a new Mitchell Institute report says.


Space Force to Spend $340 Million on New Training Infrastructure

The service’s budget proposal also includes $99 million in the next year for updated space launch ranges, and $1 billion more across the next five years.


Air Force Won’t Buy Hypersonic Missiles in 2024, Official Says

The service will spend the next year continuing to develop and test two candidate weapons, a budget leader said.


R&D Tops Procurement in Air Force’s 2024 Budget Proposal

Meanwhile, the Space Force is requesting $30 billion in 2024, $3.7 billion above last year’s enacted budget.


Air Force Abandons New F-35 Engine in Favor of Upgrades

If approved by Congress, it’s a win for F-35 engine maker Pratt & Whitney and a blow to General Electric.


Air Force Must ‘Reintroduce’ Itself to America, Recruiting Service Commander Says

Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas says “declining familiarity with who we are” partly to blame for recruiting problems.


Air Force Wants Faster A-10 Retirements

21 Warthogs are going away this year, and service leaders hope Congress will allow more.