A 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing prepares to launch a strike mission from Al Udeid AB, Qatar, April 13, 2018, in support of the multinational response to Syria's use of chemical weapons. Air Force photo by MSgt. Phil Speck.
OPINION: The Pentagon’s cost assessment office needs to reassess its F-15EX findingsThe executive director of AFA’s Mitchell Institute writes: For months, many in Washington have been scratching their heads over the Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget submission requesting fourth-generation F-15s—a design first flown in 1972. … To explain this decision—and perhaps to provide acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan with some top cover—officials at the Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, or CAPE, held a press briefing last week. While their arguments were meant to bolster the case for buying 1960s-era designed F-15s, a deeper look reveals that the Air Force should ramp up F-35 procurement and aggressively press forward with the service’s next-generation air dominance program.
Defense NewsTurkey: Air Defense Purchase From Russia 'A Done Deal'Turkey will honor its air defense deal with Russia, Ankara said on Friday after four US senators introduced a bill to ban the planned delivery of F-35 fighter jets if Turkey ignored U.S. opposition and accepted the S-400 system.
ReutersTop Sustainment Official: Housing Privatization ‘Right Thing to Do’
Despite reports of poor conditions in some privatized military family housing across the continental United States — about 200,000 homes in all — the Military Housing Privatization Initiative was a good idea, the assistant secretary of defense for sustainment told lawmakers yesterday.
DOD NewsOne More Thing …F-117 Sported Mysterious "Dark Knights" Tail Flash During Recent Mojave Desert FlightsThe Dark Knights officially don't exist. We look into what this surprise moniker could mean and where it might have come from.
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