Esper/JEDI. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is not close to a decision on his review of the potential $10 billion JEDI cloud program, a top Pentagon spokesperson told reporters on September 9. Esper is currently getting caught up on the particulars of the program, according to DoD spokesperson ...

T-X. The Air Force’s forthcoming T-X trainer aircraft has completed 100 test flights as of Sept. 5, the manufacturer Boeing said Thursday. The Air Force awarded Boeing and Saab a joint contract in 2018 to develop the T-X, which will replace the Air Force’s T-38 trainer fleet. Air Force Fighters. ...

DoD ‘Night Court.’ Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters on Wednesday he wants to initiate a “defense-wide review process” to find funds across the department that can be shifted from lower priorities over to modernization and reform efforts, similar to the “night court” ...

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Air Force Launch. The Air Force said Wednesday that Pearl White, an Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) demonstration program, is scheduled to launch beginning Aug. 16 on a rideshare aboard a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex-1, New Zealand. Pearl White’s program ...