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Air Force Close to First Flight of New B-21 Bomber

A senior Pentagon official said the U.S. Air Force’s new B-21 Bomber aircraft is ready to make its first flight after completing all developmental checkpoints, Military.com reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, Air Force military deputy to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition at the Pentagon, announced the progress during a meeting with a Senate Armed Services subcommittee. 

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Air Force Selects Ellsworth AFB as Potential B-21 Bomber Aircraft Base

The U.S. Air Force plans to designate Ellsworth AF Base in South Dakota as the location of its B-21 Raider bomber aircraft, the service branch said Wednesday. The Air Force chose Ellsworth AFB to host the first operational B-21 and its related training operations due to the installation’s capacity to handle simultaneous missions with reduced costs and minimal impact on operations. 

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Gen. Stephen Wilson: Air Force Launches Efforts to Speed Up Procurement Process

Gen. Stephen ‘Seve’ Wilson, Air Force vice chief of staff, told National Defense in an interview published Monday that the service has initiated efforts to accelerate the acquisition process in order to expedite the delivery of capabilities to warfighters. He noted that Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, came up with an idea to have the service sign 50 contracts in 50 hours in a move to speed up the procurement process.

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Trump OKs $717B Defense Spending Bill for Fiscal 2019

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force May Seek ‘Anomalies’ For Nuclear Modernization Programs Under Full-Year CR

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, has said the service branch may have to ask for “anomalies” or consent from Congress to fund its nuclear modernization programs if lawmakers resort to a full-year continuing resolution, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bunch told Defense News in an interview …

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DARPA, Navy, Air Force Put Anti-Ship Missile Through Flight Test

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to demonstrate a Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile system that has been integrated into a bomber aircraft. DARPA said Monday the Lockheed Martin-designed missile navigated its way to a set of predesignated waypoints and worked to …

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Russia Claims to Have Designed New ‘Stealth’ Bomber

Russia’s air force is claiming to have official approval for a conceptual design of a bomber it is claiming to have stealth capabilities. Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian air force commander, said documents were signed for industry to start developing systems for PAK-DA, according to a report by RIA Novosti. …

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