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80 Percent of Operational F-35s Now Cleared for Flight, Officials Say
The Pentagon has approved more than 80 percent of its operational F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to fly again after mandated insp...
The SB>1 Defiant Hasn't Flown Yet. But Army Officials Say They're Not Worried
The Army says the Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, will produce a new family of advanced aircraft over the next decade.
Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, awarded $500 million for the preliminary work, will build its New Glenn Launch System.
Tech Firm Pitches Mini-Generator to Lighten Battery Load for Troops
One soldier could serve as a recharger for the entire unit.
Army to See Designs of Future Attack-Recon Helicopters in December
Recent solicitations will advance the attack-reconnaissance and advanced drone programs for the Future Vertical Lift effort.
Pentagon's Lethality Task Force Needs More Funding: Mattis Aide
"It's not a good news story," the director of the task force created by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
Army to Revamp Recruiting Strategy After Missing Yearly Goal
The Army is overhauling its accessions strategy after it missed its annual recruiting goal for the first time in 13 years.
US Military Unable to Fight Two Big Wars at Once: Report
The U.S. lacks the troops, ships and planes to meet security threats, according to the Heritage Foundation.
Lawmaker Chides Air Force for Buying Expensive Coffee Cups
Chuck Grassley questioned why the service spent tens of thousands on hot cups that can reheat coffee and tea.
Lockheed Martin, Pentagon Strike New F-35 Deal at Lowest Prices Yet
Prices on the next crop of F-35s will be 5 to 11 percent less than previous rates, DoD officials announced Friday.
No Change Expected in Turkey's F-35 Program Until Mattis Submits Report
Two F-35As are still slated to be delivered to Luke Air Force Base for the Turkish pilot training program.
Marine Corps Cancels Major AAV Upgrade, But Still Plans a New Gun Turret
The service recently issued a stop-work order to SAIC, which was under contract to improve the four-decade-old vehicle.
Marine Leaders' Plea to Companies: Get Us Our Gear Faster
Some of the Marine Corps' top acquisition officers had strong words for contractors about the need to move gear into warfight...
Air Force Refueling Mission Over Horn of Africa Holds Steady
As of Aug. 31, Air Force tankers had conducted 2,919 sorties and offloaded 92.3 million pounds of fuel to coalition fighters.
Air Force Wants to Streamline Intel-Gathering Ops, Free Up 5,000 Personnel
It's possible for airmen operating drones and those gathering intel to do more with less.
B-1 Ejection Seat Failure Not Affecting Deployed Operations, General Says
The Air Force hasn't missed operational requirements as a result of the June stand-down for the B-1B, Gen. Timothy Ray said.
Air Force Wants to Halt Pilot Attrition by Appealing to Sense of Community
The Air Force is trying initiatives to build its pilot ranks, including a unique fly-only track within Air Mobility Command.
Air Force to Study How Many Training Squadrons It Needs for Operational Plus-Up
Projected growth comes amid an ongoing pilot shortage that has the Air Force spearheading a range of initiatives
Air Force 4-Star: We Must Be Prepared to Fight in Space
The general overseeing the Air Force's space operations says future operators must be prepared to fight there.
Air Force Announces Fix to Hypoxia Problems in T-6 Aircraft
Air Force officials say they have identified a fix to problems in the T-6 aircraft that were making pilots short of breath.