July 31, 2014

Defining the Future of K-MAX

MC-NS-KMAX

NAVAIR is now working with the Marine Corps on formal requirements and new concepts of K-MAX operations.

Senate Appropriations Panel Giveth and Taketh Away

US Capitol

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved nearly $550 billion in military spending as part of a bill that would keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire, Navy Times reports. The chamber’s Appropriations Defense subcommittee unanimously approved legislation that would give the Pentagon $489.6 billion in base spending and $58.3 billion in war funding. It would block a long list of weapon…

Congress Resists Personnel Benefit Cuts

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The Joint Chiefs and DefSec Hagel say personnel cost cuts necessary to preserve “readiness”, but Congress remains committed to preserving benefits.

Morning Coffee: Human Toll of Military Layoffs

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Job-security concerns may compound pressures already producing record behavioral and physical health issues.

Full Fiscal 2014 DoD Funding Possible

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A full fiscal 2014 Pentagon spending bill will be included in a compromise measure that must pass before next Tuesday night to avert a gov. shutdown.

More Relevance, Collaboration Needed in Acquisition Process

PEO U&W Portfolio

Pax River’s program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons says it’s a new world and briefed contractors on how to succeed in it.

China Steps Up UAV Development

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Observers surprised at China’s speed, legislators crave drone jobs for constituents.

Training Grounds for Drones

Fire Scout at Pax

Pax River needs to become a Center for UAV Integration.

K-MAX Heads to Afghanistan

Kmax helicopter

Experimental unmanned copter to ferry cargo in difficult terrain.