The administration opened the DoD budget battle with Pentagon spending upped to a $534 billion baseline budget plus $51 billion to ongoing foreign wars.
An F-35B from Pax Integrated Test Force withstood extreme weather testing in the climactic lab at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.
Despite an up and down year, Lockheed delivered 36 F-35s to the Pentagon, making its 2014 target and retaining its sterling investment reputation into the future.
Sources report the Pentagon will cut 8 F-35s from the FY15 budget and the White House will seek a $36 billion DoD plus-up in the FY16. Budget expert calls out-year projections “fiction.”
The new generation of laser weapons are approaching the power and efficiency needed for active military use.
The Navy’s F-35C, the most likely JSF variant to be cut, passed 36 roll-in arrestment tests in January at Lakehurst.
A DoD acquisition executive responded this week to a negative report on the Navy’s Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
VADM Michael S. Rogers has long been seen as a likely candidate to lead NSA and the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare organization.
The Blue Angels remain a revered public face of naval aviation, which alone among the services continues the F-35 cost debate even as developing future air warfare strategies.
The bi-partisan budget bill on its way toward final approval makes big winners of big defense contractors, especially in aerospace and arms. Investors can expect a happy new year.