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USAF to Deploy CV-22 Osprey Aircraft to Japan

The U.S. Air Force is sending five CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to a military air base in Tokyo earlier than previously anticipated. U.S. Forces Japan said Tuesday the CV-22 units, built by Bell-Boeing, will arrive at Yokota Air Base later this week as part of the branch’s efforts to help address regional security …

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DoD to Issue $169M in University Research Grants

The Defense Department has chosen 24 multidisciplinary research projects to receive a total of $169 million in funds under a grant program for U.S. universities. DoD said Monday the research teams will perform work under the 2018 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative over a five-year period, subject to research progress and funding availability. “MURI supports …

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Air Force Installation & Contracting Agency Achieves $1B Cost Savings Through Alternative Business Practices

The U.S. Air Force‘s Installation and Contracting Agency has achieved approximately $1 billion in cost savings using alternative ways to procure goods and services. AFICA employed a cost savings tracker, strategic partnerships and acquisition strategies to meet goals under the Air Force Materiel Command’s strategic plan, the Air Force said Thursday. Renee Richardson, …

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Air Force, NATO Conduct Study to Address Pilot Shortage

The U.S. Air Force and NATO have partnered to deal with pilot shortage, a problem that other NATO members have also been experiencing. The Joint Jet Pilot Training program’s Steering Committee conducted a study on the matter, and found that the shortage of usable pilots stems from the lack of instructors and available …

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Pentagon Eyes Formation of Space Combatant Command

The Defense Department looks to establish a combatant command to manage space warfare missions in response to foreign militarization efforts in outer space, Nextgov reported Wednesday. DoD told Congress in a report last week that department officials are exploring strategies for joint space forces to manage multidomain, trans-regional and space warfighting operations. Officials …

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Report: DoD Issues Report on Planned Space Reforms to Congress

The Defense Department has submitted its initial report to Congress on plans to restructure national security space programs and offices, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. The report stated that acquisition processes for space technologies currently impede modernization efforts and that the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center should undergo reorganization to help …

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