September 2, 2014

X-47B UCAS Completes Testing

Conceptual rendering of an X-47B unmanned attack plane on an aircraft carrier.

The Navy’s X-47B UCAS completed its final test aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and returned to its home base at NAS Pax River after eight days at sea.

Wind Farm Delay Possible

wind turbine farm

Sen. Mikulski placed language in the defense bill that could prevent the wind farm from proceeding until a turbine side effects study is completed.

Local Firms Get on Board the SeaPort-e Juggernaut

aircraft carrier

The $5.3 billion service contract has scores of eligible firms nationwide.

Pax River Health Clinic Captain Fired

Capt. Lisa Raimondo

Navy cites a “significant lack of leadership and integrity” for its decision.

Sequestration Fight Heats Up on Hill

capitol hill

Lawmakers tackle defense spending this week.

Morning Coffee: X-47B Prepares for a Shocking Test

X-47B UCAS-D

Attack drone to undergo 2,000-volt shock test at Pax River.

Morning Coffee: Australia Backs Off F-35

F-35C rear

Australia will push back a decision to buy Joint Strike Fighters for two years.

Morning Coffee: DoD Aviation Plan Ignores Money Troubles

funny money

The Pentagon’s long-term aviation plan doesn’t seem concerned about Congressional wrangling.

Morning Coffee: Navy Buyers Warn Austerity Will ‘Hurt’

empty piggy bank

The Navy’s acquisitions brass warn contractors that the new era of austerity will bring financial pain.

Morning Coffee: Navy Kicks Off the Search for Next Fighter

FA-XX concept

The Navy releases a request for information about the generation beyond the Joint Strike Fighter.