As defense budgets are marked up, drones clear hurdles technically and philosophically.
A dozen spending bills are filing out of committees, the Defense authorization bill will carry an array of proposals regarding military sexual assault. VA looks to be an early favorite with legislators.
JSF continues a week of successes at Pax, but the week ahead for Defense Authorization Bills look less sunny.
Sexual assault expected to drag into Congressional discussions of Defense budget authorization.
Investing in smarter drones could determine the future, which includes carriers no matter what, say Navy officials.
Eleven furlough days announced same day as first carrier catapult launch of X-47B UCAS. Also, how ‘drones’ were named.
In Washington: a Stimson Center report finds DoD savings, the Navy maintains it can make budget cuts without furloughs and a bill seeks more congressional notification of lethal or capture operations.
As the JSF helmet gets night-vision, the White House and Congress argue over who shall control the drone program.
F-35, other programs facing manufacturing issues.
Also down: Pentagon contracts and government cybersecurity salaries.