September 19, 2017

Navy Surveillance Plane Evades Chinese Fighter Jets

surveillance plane

A Navy EP-3 surveillance plane flying in international waters in the East China Sea is surprised from behind by two Chinese fighter jets and forced to take evasive action.

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Pax Hosts New Round of F-35 Ski-Ramp Tests

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The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force has begun a second round of F-35B ski-ramp testing at NAS Patuxent River.

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Problems Remain for F-35 JSF Helmet

Problems Remain for F-35 JSF Helmet

Problems still remain for the F-35 JSF’s helmet night-vision camera. Lockheed Martin officials said Friday they are aware of the issue and working to test potential solutions. Improvements to the software are underway and will be ready for testing in the fall.

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‘Space Corps’ Debated as 6th Military Branch

space corps

DoD brass questions the wisdom of a Space Corps separate from the Air Force as House and Senate committees consider a 6th military branch among multiple options in the debate of how to address the national defense of space.

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JSF Software Upgrade to Prevent Hypoxia

JSF

Honeywell is responsible for designing and retrofitting all JSF variants with a software upgrade for its oxygen generation system to prevent symptoms of oxygen deprivation.

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Navy Urged to Revise Ship Delivery Policy

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The Government Accountability Office is urging the US Navy to revise its ship delivery policy to keep defective and incomplete ships from entering the service branch’s operational fleet. Shipbuilders often deliver ships to the Navy with multiple defects.

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Chaos Is New Normal on Internet

New Normal on the Internet cyber

The world has entered into a new era of cyber conflict. Recent “ransomware” events show chaos and disruption are the new normal on the Internet.

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Might Robot Warships Trump 355 Ships?

robot warships

The well-received NavSec nominee tells confirmation hearings robot warships might yield more capacity than a 355-ship Navy.

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Acquisition Report Finds F-35 Costs Rising Again

F-35 costs rise

After years of cost reductions, the latest Selected Acquisition Reports finds the price of the next-gen joint strike fighters is up 7 percent to $406.5 billion.

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Stallion Completes 1st Test Flight to Pax

Stallion Completes 1st Test Flight to Pax

The CH-53K King Stallion completed its first long-range test flight from West Palm Beach, Florida, to NAS Pax River.

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