November 18, 2018

Morning Coffee: V-22 Crashes in Morocco, Kills Two

MV-22 Osprey

The incident happened during a training exercise. The aircraft was part of VMM-261.

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Morning Coffee: Navy Releases Details on Fire Scout Crashes

Statement says the incidents were unrelated.

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Morning Coffee: Two Crashes Put Fire Scout on Pause

Fire Scout on deck

Fire Scout program is on an “operational pause” after crashes on March 30 and April 6.

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Morning Coffee: Crash Spotlights Aging F-18s, Oceana Base

green hornet in flight

Media speculates that the incident could finally close Oceana Naval Air Station.

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Morning Coffee: The Billion-Dollar Seahawk Upgrade

NAVAIR awards Lockheed with $1 billion Seahawk helicopter update contract.

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Morning Coffee: The Cloud Gets Complex for Government

Agencies now faced with different flavors and solutions of cloud computing.

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Morning Coffee: Pentagon Says F-35 Wobbly, but Stabilizing

Meanwhile, Canada’s top auditor blasts the Joint Strike Fighter program.

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Morning Coffee: Nine Months Until Sequestration

capitol hill

Roughly $500 billion in automatic defense cuts are less than a year away if Congress does nothing.

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Morning Coffee: Fire Scout Can’t Shake Reputation

Fire Scout at Pax

Latest Pentagon cost report still says the unmanned helicopter is unreliable as close air support.

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Morning Coffee: JSF’s Cost Estimate Jumps 15 Percent

F-35’s lifetime cost estimate now sits at $1.45 trillion.

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