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Vice Adm. David Lewis Succeeds Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello as DCMA Director

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has assumed leadership of the Defense Contract Management Agency. DCMA said Wednesday Lewis succeeded Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, who retired after 36 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. James MacStravic, acting defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology …

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Gens. Joseph Dunford, Paul Selva Nominated to Retain JCS Leadership Roles

President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford for reappointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Department announced Friday. Dunford became chairman on October 1, 2015 and also currently serves as principal military adviser to the president, defense secretary and the National Security Council. He previously served as commandant …

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Defense One: Air Force Wants Company to Decide on Electronic Attack Aircraft Replacement

The U.S. Air Force plans to grant L3 Technologies authority to determine how to replace the military branch’s EC-130H Compass Call electronic attack aircraft, Defense One reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, told Defense One the branch looks to transfer 10 EC-130H electronic packages to new aircraft that could provide higher …

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Air Force Launches Initiative to Train Airmen on Defensive Cyber Operations

The U.S. Air Force has established a program that seeks to train airmen in defensive cyber operations of the service branch’s weapons systems and increase their capacity to manage  unit missions in cyberspace. The service branch  said Friday it aims to address risks in air and space superiority, command-and-control, global strike, ISR and rapid global mobility …

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Air Force Pilots Test 3.2B Update to F-22 Raptor Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force’s 411th Flight Test Squadron has used F-22 Raptors to launch air-to-air missiles against as part of a 3.2B developmental test and evaluation upgrade to the Lockheed Martin-built aircraft. The service branch said Thursday that the AIM-9 and AIM-120 missiles were used to engage multiple BQM-167A sub-scale aerial targets during tests held last month at …

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Air Force’s Space Flag Training Exercise Seeks to Hone Warfighting Skills

The U.S. Air Force held an inaugural training exercise last month to help warfighters prepare for operations, problem-solving missions and potential space conflicts, Space News reported Wednesday. Phillip Swarts writes the Space Flag event is based on the Air Force’s annual four-part Red Flag exercise and trained airmen on how to manage different in-orbit scenarios. “Space Flag …

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