Rear Adm. Jaynes Gets a New Job
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Rear Adm. Cindy L. Jaynes will be assigned as commander of Fleet Readiness Centers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in addition to her role as assistant commander for logistics and industrial operations (AIR-6.0) for Naval Air Systems Command.
The Baltimore Sun notices that there’s a lot going on with UAVs in Maryland. Adm. Winter of PEO(U&W) says the Navy will re-examine unmanned aircraft as they reach the fleet (paywall), Inside Defense reports.
Japan’s vice defense minister is to be briefed on the Moroccan V-22 Osprey crash as part of the Navy’s ongoing effort to operate the aircraft from Okinawa, despite local objections, according to AOL Defense.
DoD Buzz says the military is far off the radar of the Republican presidential campaign. Politico questions vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s commitment to defense. The Hill says Ryan sees national security as a budget issue.
Gizmodo asks why military contractors have such bad marketing artwork.
Scientific Research Corp. gets a $7.1 million NAVAIR contract for 98 multi-function control display (MFCD) units; 40 spare MFCD units; 40 spare bezels; and non-recurring engineering to support forced retrofit of MFCD units into T-45 aircraft.
The Russian PAK-FA stealth fighter gets more advanced radar system.