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Mar 05, 2021
France and Germany have overcome hurdles on the road to FCAS, but disagreement on intellectual rights could fracture fragile progress.
Mar 05, 2021
A secret program inside GatorWorks seeks to deliver a high-speed, reusable propulsion system.
Mar 04, 2021
U.S. Army demos future UAS; Italy’s F-35s Embark; Military training merger; and a new Dash 8 agreement.
Feb 26, 2021
Digital manufacturing trend yields new experimental, air-launched UAS at Lockheed’s rapid prototyping house.
Feb 25, 2021
An acquisition proposal, China’s rise and a new administration mix as good cause for reconsidering U.S. defense industrial base policy.

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Mar 04, 2021
The bipartisan task force will review the industrial base supply chain to identify threats and vulnerabilities.
Mar 03, 2021
The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has sent a $27.3 billion wish list, spanning the next five fiscal years, to Congress.
Mar 01, 2021
On April 24, the Air Education and Training Command published a series of requests for information to industry as part of a preliminary market research process on a radical proposal to create a privatized track for pilot training. 
Feb 26, 2021
The head of U.S. Air Combat Command is “not brimming with confidence” that Lockheed Martin will drive down the F-35 flying hour cost to $25,000 by 2025.
Feb 26, 2021
The U.S. Air Force plans to outline a similar proposal to Congress in its fiscal 2022 budget request as the service did in its fiscal 2021 budget submission to retire legacy aircraft and use those dollars for modernization efforts, the service’s chief of staff says.
Feb 25, 2021
The U.S. Air Force will not sacrifice its F-35 buy to pay for Next Generation Air Dominance , but other fighter programs may take a hit instead, according to the service’s chief of staff.
Feb 25, 2021
Europe could lead global defense spending growth if nations continue current spending trajectories, analysis by the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies has suggested.
Feb 19, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has named a re-formed squadron that will fly its first overseas-based F-35s from the UK.