September 19, 2017

Competition Grows for Attack Aircraft

Attack Aircraft

There has been interest in the past few years in fleet replacements for the Joint Strike Fighter. The number of ongoing or potential competitions for fighters, bombers, and attack aircraft is 54 worldwide.

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F-35 on the International Stage

F-35 on the International Stage

The US Air Force F-35 JSF is on its way to the Paris Air Show and the international stage. The show will be the jet’s first opportunity for international audiences to witness its aerodynamic capabilities.

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Mattis: North Korea No. 1 US Threat

DefSec James Mattis

Persistent nuclear missile tests, despite international sanctions, moved North Korea above Russia to become the top threat to the United States.

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Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

The F-35 Joint Program Office team is reviewing the apparent hypoxia incidents that recently occurred with pilots at Luke Air Force Base. JPO experts say they will share whatever information they glean across the F-35 enterprise and with partner nations.

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1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

What’s different about the Japan’s fifth F-35A fighter jet? While that country’s first four planes were delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas/Fort Worth factory, this is the first Japanese built F-35A.

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Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon, the slowest pace for nominations in more than half a century. Several high-profile picks have withdrawn because of business entanglements and the vetting process has prevented many from placement in positions.

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Thunderbolt, F-15E Lead Fight Against ISIS

A-10 Thunderbolt

Older US Air Force jets — the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the F-15E Strike Eagle — are leading the air war against the Islamic State. Military fighter-attack jets, bombers, and drones have dropped more than 67,000 bombs since the 2014 start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Spencer Is Trump’s Nominee for NavSec

US Navy Secretary nominee Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer, Trump’s new choice for Navy Secretary is a Former financial industry executive and Marine Corps captain.

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Navy Sends Congress Its $5.3B Wish List

Super Hornet F18

The Navy wants an extra $5.3B and the Air Force wants an extra $10.7B for planes, ships, missiles, and other smaller projects that did not make it into their 2018 budget requests.

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Work Asks: “How Does Fear Play Out … Between Unmanned Systems?”

Artificial intelligence changes conflict, says DepDefSec Robert Work about the nature of war, which is.a collision of will, fear, uncertainty, and chance.

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