Election Could Polarize House Armed Services Committee
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The Hill says election turnover is upsetting the clubby, bipartisan atmosphere of the House Armed Services Committee.
The F-35C snags carrier-style wire five of eight times in recent tests, CNN reports. Oh, and Top Gun 2? Pffffft. The Joint Strike Fighter will make its silver screen debut in the new Superman flick, according to Wired.
NAVAIR contracts: Bell Helicopter gets $391 million more to provide long lead parts and components required for the manufacture of 15 UH-1Y new aircraft, three AH-1Z re-manufactured aircraft, and seven AH-1Z new aircraft; and Sikorsky gets $22 million more for special progressive aircraft rework of two fiscal 2013 VH-60N aircraft.
Aviation Week profiles an excellent report card for laser-guided 2.75-inch rockets.