The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing [BA] a more than $398 million contract for two KC-46A tankers for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, DoD said on Nov. 29. Work on the two tankers is to be completed in Everett, Wash., by June 30, 2025. Japan has six KC-46A tankers, and Boeing delivered the first ...

Commercial space is becoming key for DoD to detect, analyze and respond to threats, a top official said on Nov. 29. “As of today, we’ve got about 120 commercial mission partners working with us,” Army Gen. James Dickinson, the head of U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), told a Mitchell ...