July 6, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Morning Coffee

A morning roundup of news from Pax River, NAVAIR, the Pentagon and beyond.

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Morning coffee

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFsFMYoUju8] Northrop Grumman unveils new manned/unmanned Firebird platform. Pentagon mum on stealthy Black Hawk parts from Bin Laden raid. Rear Adms. Gaddis and Grosklags nominated for promotion. Rolls Royce scores contract for CV-22 engine maintenance. Joint Standoff Weapon takes flight at Point Mugu.

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Lashed to the deck

The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter moved another step forward to shipboard testing on board USS Wasp.

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DOD announces termination of JSF extra engine program

The FET has been instructed to preserve and deliver government property. The Defense Contract Management Agency will assume responsibility for termination settlement.

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Fire Scout prepares for CENTCOM deployment

The Navy’s Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicle system is about to begin its first land-based deployment to U.S. Central Command this month.

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Carrier JSF hooks up to Pax catapult

Navy F-35 flight test aircraft CF-1 approaches the TC-7 catapult at Naval Air Station Patuxent River March 22.

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Disneyland, Disney-Air and Disney-Sea

A couple folks are saying what Lexington Park needs is “a driver.” By this they mean something as big as Disneyland. Well, not necessarily that big, but big enough and snazzy and jazzy enough to get people to Lexington Park, stop there and spend money. Hmmmmm. How much bigger does a driver have to be than the Patuxent River Naval Air Station? Could a single community actually host two such extravagant tenants? Pax River NAS already pumps as much as $6.6 billion into Maryland’s economy (so say a bevy of Navy boosters) and drives 80 percent of the local economy….

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Fiscal 2010 Sexual Assault in the Military Report released

The Department of Defense today released the “Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military.”

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Searching for Lexington Park Leaders

St. Mary’s County government has launched another attempt to staunch and resolve declining property values and community interest in Lexington Park. Bless their souls, but zoning alone just isn’t going to do it.   The Lexington Park Leader – a new on-line magazine – committed to full revitalization of Lexington Park   To begin:       The Lexington Park Leader needs Lexington Park Leaders To open Monday’s morning post and direct that week’s content. Comments are monitored according to a strict civility policy. To build  a network of content: Report, post, map Lexington Park Master Plan Update process Link with content…

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UCAS-D completes successful first flight

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration completed its first flight here today, an essential step in the Navy’s ground-breaking effort to design, develop and integrate an autonomous unmanned air system on an aircraft carrier.

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