May 22, 2024

Is BRAC a Bluff?

Welcome to Morning Coffee, a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning Naval Air Station Patuxent River, NAVAIR, the Pentagon and beyond. The Leader provides this link feature as a survey of the news and announcements affecting the local military economy. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff.

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Some lawmakers suspect that the Pentagon’s announced plan to establish another Base Realignment And Closure process is a bit of the old Washington Monument Syndrome, just a budget bluff to force Congress’ hand, McClatchy Newspapers report.

The Star-Telegram examines Congress’ Joint Strike Fighter caucus. Australia considers deferring 12 of the 14 F-35s it planned to buy, according to Defense News.

An admiral denies that Navy is sending a special operations “mothership” to the Persian Gulf, according to U.S. News.

TriWest hit with $10 million fine for mishandling TRICARE military health insurance accounts, Navy Times reports.

NAVAIR Contracts: Boeing gets $48 million for F-18 Hornet engineering services; Raytheon gets $39.6 million for AIM-9X initial production; and Navmar gets $9.6 million for a  “Mobile Shallow Water Antisubmarine Target System.”

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