President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Marshall Webb for a third star and for assignment as commander of NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Mons, Belgium. Webb current is serving as commander of Special Operations Command Europe and director of special operations for US European Command in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. He will replace Vice Adm. Sean Pybus who has served in the position since 2013. (DOD release.)
The Collaborative Combat Aircraft will be operational in the late 2020s, several years before the Next-Generation Air Dominance family of systems, Air Force officials told the House Armed Services tactical aviation panel. The CCAs will first be “shooters,” then electronic warfare platforms, then sensors, in that order, they added.