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Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris: Air Force Eyes 165-Bomber Fleet

Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements at the U.S. Air Force, has told lawmakers that the service branch wants to have 165 aircraft in its future bomber fleet, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Members of the House Armed Services Committee’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee asked Harris …

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MDA Conducts Ground-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Intercept Trial

The Missile Defense Agency conducted an initial live-fire test Tuesday of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense platform component of the ballistic missile defense system. MDA said Tuesday a land-based interceptor that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California used its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle to intercept and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile that took off from …

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Vice Adm. David Lewis Succeeds Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello as DCMA Director

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has assumed leadership of the Defense Contract Management Agency. DCMA said Wednesday Lewis succeeded Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, who retired after 36 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. James MacStravic, acting defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Explains USAF Decision to Let L3 Pick New Electronic Attack Aircraft at Congressional Hearing

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy of the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition office, has said the service branch’s decision to award L3 Technologies a contract to perform systems integration work on the Compass Call electronic attack aircraft recapitalization program stems from the company’s familiarity with the mission equipment, Defense News …

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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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Gens. Joseph Dunford, Paul Selva Nominated to Retain JCS Leadership Roles

President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford for reappointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Department announced Friday. Dunford became chairman on October 1, 2015 and also currently serves as principal military adviser to the president, defense secretary and the National Security Council. He previously served as commandant …

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