July 23, 2019

Dempsey Down on JSF

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F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter photo courtesy of PEO(JSF).

New Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Martin Dempsey tells Congress that three JSF variants may be too expensive. Video of Dempsey‘s remarks. Remarks cause new uncertainty about the program. JSF under intense scrutiny (subscription required) by DoD. F-35 is primary budget target. Heritage Foundation member predicts one variant will get the axe. Forty-seven states have jobs tied to the JSF. New pics posted of JSF pilot helmet.

DoD sued over stolen TRICARE data.

NAVAIRĀ  breaks ground on drone hangar at Pax River.

Marines dispute Wired story about V-22 safety. Robertson Fuel Systems gets $16.7 million to auxiliary V-22 fuel tanks.

Lawmakers lobby supercommittee with debt cutting ideas.

SAIC gets $210 million to bolster Navy’s cybersecurity.

St. Mary’s County’s income growth is fourth highest in the nation.

Air Force breaks silence on drone virus.

Military turns to hobbyists for drones’ future.

Navy celebrates 236th birthday.

Test Pilot School’s teaching jet does 10,000th sortie.

PMA-290 engineer honored for work on P-8A Poseidon program.

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