Bomber Numbers. In light of the nation’s focus on high-end threats and near-peer adversaries following release of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS), the Air Force is taking a new look at its requirements, including the number of B-21 stealth bombers it will need, according to service ...

GAO Protest. Pratt & Whitney filed a GAO protest Feb. 7 against the Air Force, which announced Jan. 28 it plans to award a sole-source IDIQ contract to GE Aviation to provide new F110 engines for the Boeing-made F-15EX aircraft. GE Aviation would be awarded the opportunity to provide up to 480 ...

UTC News. United Technologies has appointed Kelly Ortberg, who runs the company’s Collins Aerospace unit, as a special adviser to the Office of the CEO to help support integration planning for the pending acquisition of Raytheon. Ortberg ran Rockwell Collins before its acquisition by UTC, at ...

FRC Contract Boost. The Coast Guard plans to raise the contract ceiling with Bollinger Shipyards for its Fast Response Cutters by from 26 to 32 to accommodate demand for the 154-foot patrol craft for U.S. military needs in Southwest Asia. Bollinger built 32 FRCs under the original contract and the ...