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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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Air Force Begins Development Work on Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Tool for Fighter Jets

Engineers at the U.S. Air Force have started development work on an auto-air collision avoidance platform designed to prevent mid-air collisions involving fighter jets, Scout Warrior reported Wednesday. Kris Osborn writes the new platform is based on an auto-ground collision avoidance system that is already installed onboard digital versions of F-16 fighter aircraft. …

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Air Force’s Greg Zacharias: Fighter Jets Might Operate Multiple Drones for Reconnaissance, Targeting Missions

Greg Zacharias, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, has said that fighter jets might be able to fully control a group of unmanned aircraft systems through the cockpit to perform reconnaissance, electronic warfare, weapons transport and targeting missions in the future. Zacharias told Scout Warrior reporter Kris Osborn in an interview published Thursday …

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Defense News: Christopher Bogdan Says F-35 Software Issue Fixed

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 Joint Program Office, has revealed that flight tests on the update to the F-35 fighter jet’s Block 3i software is near complete after contractors worked to fix identified software bugs, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bogdan said Lockheed Martin determined the software flaw, released a patch …

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel Nominated to Lead National Guard Bureau

Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the bureau in Washington. Obama also endorsed the 35-year Air Force veteran for promotion to the rank of general, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a Defense Department news release published Tuesday. Lengyel previously …

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