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Report: Air Force Pegs F-22 Raptor Modernization Cost at $1.7B

The U.S. Air Force has estimated that modernizing 34 Lockheed Martin-built F-22 aircraft from a training configuration to an operational status would cost more than $1.7 billion over an 11-year period, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. A USAF report, submitted to Congress and obtained by FlightGlobal, provides details about the service branch’s projected cost …

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GAO Urges DoD to Address F-35 Sustainment Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department‘s F-35 fighter aircraft program faces sustainment challenges primarily due to the lack of comprehensive sustainment plans and aligned funding. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD’s repair capacity for F-35 parts at military depots is six years behind schedule, doubling …

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Pentagon Assigns F-35 Warehousing Task to Australia, Netherlands

The Defense Department has delegated regional warehousing capability to Australia and the Netherlands as part of DoD’s F-35 Global Support Solution strategy. Both countries will manage the international fighter program’s aviation inventory through warehouse and distribution facilities located across the European and Pacific regions, according to an article published Wednesday on Lockheed …

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Navy Reports Progress on MQ-25A Unmanned Tanker C2 System

The U.S. Navy has tested a command-and-control system for the service branch’s future MQ-25A unmanned aerial refueling tanker in an effort to validate the C2 platform’s function to control and relay data, Defense News reported. Capt. Beau Duarte, Unmanned Carrier Aviation program manager at the Naval Air Systems Command, said integrating …

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Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, has been confirmed as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm McCarthy’s nomination, which was announced by the White House in June, the Army said Thursday. McCarthy will succeed Karl Schneider and oversee the Army’s budget, …

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US, South Korea, Japan Perform Sequenced Bilateral Mission

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a sequenced bilateral mission alongside its counterparts from South Korea and Japan in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile and nuclear activities. The service branch said Monday two of the Pacific Air Forces’ B-1B Lancer bombers joined F-2 and F-15 fighter jets of Japanese …

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