Frank Kendall

Pentagon acquisition chief optimistic — but not certain — that hypersonics will transition into production soon


Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said “the proof will be in the pudding.”

Air Force to install new manager to oversee next-gen command and control


Air Force Secretary shed light on current technological priorities and in-the-works elements of the branch’s 2024 budget request.

NRO, Air and Space Forces jointly investigating how to improve space-based ISR


The organizations are expanding cooperation to better confront modern challenges.

Air Force secretary tight-lipped about new Phoenix Ghost suicide drone


A great deal of secrecy still surrounds the weapon, which was developed by the U.S. Air Force and is being used on the battlefield in Ukraine.

Pentagon wants to team with HBCUs on ‘tactical autonomy’ research


The initiative is intended to develop new military capabilities and address racial disparities in Pentagon R&D funding.

Air Force still fleshing out acquisition strategy for NGAD robotic wingmen


Plans for the highly classified Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) initiative include a new manned stealth fighter that would team with new autonomous drones or “collaborative combat aircraft."