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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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Air Force Announces Program Leadership Reorganization

The U.S. Air Force is reorganizing the management of its acquisition, missile systems, tanker planes and air mobility programs, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta writes that Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski has been nominated as military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Maj. Gen. …

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Air Force Issues Battle Mgmt Tech RFI

The U.S. Air Force is seeking ideas on how to engineer and update battle management systems for the branch’s E-3 airborne warning and control aircraft. An April 3 FedBizOpps post states that the Air Force wants a BM/C2 airborne moving target indication technology intended to work in anti-access and area …

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Lockheed-Built Military Weather Satellite Set to Launch; Sue Stretch Comments

A Lockheed Martin satellite built for the U.S. Air Force‘s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program is scheduled to launch on Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Lockheed said Wednesday that military forecasters use DMSP satellites to monitor global weather systems and gather atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial and space environment data for deployed …

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