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Report: Air Force Squadron Adopts New Leadership Model to Streamline Procurement

The U.S. Air Force‘s 99th Reconnaissance Squadron has implemented an “atomic” leadership model to speed up the acquisition of new technologies meant to optimize operations aboard the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Lt. Col. Matt Nussbaum, commander of the 99th Reconnaissance Squadron, told Defense News in an interview that …

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Robert Behler to be Nominated DoD Operational Test & Evaluation Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Behler, chief operating officer and deputy director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, as director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department. Behler has led SEI’s software engineering and security initiatives that aimed to help address national cyber challenges, the …

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Air Force Would Defer A-10, U-2 Retirement Plans Under Trump Budget

A fiscal 2018 spending plan released by the Trump administration does not provide  retirement dates for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Warthog and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft fleets, Defense News reported Tuesday. Defense News obtained budget documents that say the Air Force plans to allocate money for its fleet of 283 A-10s; extend the service of U-2 …

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Air Force Concludes T-38C Trainer Aircraft Modification Effort

Technicians from the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have completed modifications to the U.S. military’s T-38C Talon jet trainers as part of a $50 million aircraft modernization project. The U.S. Air Force said Monday the squadron integrated an updated video data transfer system and a speed break indicator switch into the last of …

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CIA Vet Charles Allen: Drones to Replace Manned Reconnaissance Aircraft

CIA veteran Charles E. Allen has predicted unmanned aerial systems will soon replace manned aircraft to carry out reconnaissance operations in an interview with Breaking Defense published Tuesday. “I think we’ll move almost solely to unmanned reconnaissance, whether it’s long range in the class of Global Hawk or whether it deals with Predator A’s (or) Predator …

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Senate Armed Services Panel Puts $320M Toward A-10 Program for FY 2015

The Senate Armed Services Committee has joined its House counterpart in pushing for the continuation of the A-10 aircraft by allotting $320 million to fund the program through fiscal year 2015, Defense News reported Thursday. Brian Everstine writes the amount was reallocated from savings after military personnel cuts but the committee does …

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