Sea Dragon Goes Down in Oman
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An MH-53E Sea Dragon with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 crashes over Oman, Navy Times reports.
Lockheed issues a layoff threat letter to its employees as sequestration looms, according to the Orlando Business Journal. AOL Defense says defense cuts are a good idea (but not sequestration) and reports Pratt & Whitney’s president saying that Congress is listening to industry concerns. Aviation Week says Congress is spooked.
The House passes a $606 billion defense spending bill, according to The Hill.
Congress considers the problem of domestic UAVs needing GPS anti-spoofing protections, according to Aviation Week.
Mantech’s Lexington Park office gets a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, performance based contract from SPAWAR for “procurement of security engineering support services which support the operational requirements of high value Navy and other government activities where security is of high or vital interest located in the National Capitol Region.” Meanwhile, Boeing gets a $145.1 million NAVAIR contract for 90 Harpoon Block II missiles and associated hardware.