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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan: F-35 Cost-Reduction Options List Now Up for Review With DoD Secretary

Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said an “affordability compendium” that outlines initiatives on how to reduce the fighter program’s costs has now been handed to Defense Secretary James Mattis for review, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Bogdan said in a speech delivered Wednesday …

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Reports: Trump Proposes $1.1T Federal Budget for FY 2018, Requests $30B in FY 2017 Supplemental Military Funds

President Donald Trump has proposed to Congress a $1.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 and requested $30 billion in supplemental military funds for FY 2017, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the White House’s FY 2018 budget plan would provide the Defense Department with $639 billion, which includes $574 billion for DoD’s base …

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US, Pacific Allies to Discuss F-35 at Hawaii Symposium

The Pacific Air Forces is hosting a two-day inaugural F-35 symposium in Hawaii for U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific region to discuss efforts related to the Lockheed Martin-built joint strike fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday the event will take place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and bring together officials who oversee …

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Report: Trump Eyes Boeing Super Hornet Combat Jet Order

President Donald Trump looks to acquire a new variant of Boeing-built Super Hornet fighter jets to replace some orders of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Oriana Pawlyk writes Trump told reporters at the launch of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner planes that the U.S. government could place some orders of F/A-18XT Super Hornet …

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GAO Examines Military Depot Workload Fluctuation in Fiscal Years 2012-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that the workload of depots run by U.S.  military branches fluctuated from fiscal year 2012 through fiscal 2015 and that reduced funding levels affected depot maintenance previously planned for FY 2013 to future years. GAO said in a report published Friday it collected information on military services’ depot maintenance management, planning …

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