May 25, 2024

Extreme Weather Tests JSF

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An F-35B from the Pax River Integrated Test Force withstood extreme weather testing in the  climactic lab at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, reports the jet’s maker Lockheed in JSF.com.

As he considers a run for president, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) called for  10,000 “boots on the ground” in Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS, The Hill reports the senator’s Sunday morning comments on CBS.

Defense Communities.com reports, Congressional Republicans will not support the non-defense side of President Obama’s plan to lift $74B in statutory spending caps — on defense and non-defense budgets — with spending cuts and eliminating tax breaks.

Textron Systems of Hunt Valley, MD, reports its Aerosonde small aircraft unmanned system received certification to begin operations in the national airspace through Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, the FAA authorized site that includes St. Mary’s County airport as well as other key organizations across Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey. MAAP is one of six FAA sites designated for integration of unmanned craft into the national airspace.

MapLight illuminates  connections between money and politics, and reports last week the House passed a bill to expedite its decisions regarding natural gas export facilities.

A recent report cited by DoD Acquisitions Chief Frank Kendall says acquisition reforms don’t speed the process or save money, reports Breaking Defense.

The Air Force boosts the  colonel in charge of the JSF to a two-star general. Breaking Defense reports the boost in profile as reflective of the importance of the F-35 to the service.

Taiwan’s military will be led by a Naval officer for the first time since 2007, reports Defense News.

Boeing is poised to fly NASA crew to the International Space Station, but SpaceX could end up the first to serve the new market of space travel, reports Aviation Week. Rough estimates today suggest a seat on a US commercial flight to the space station would run $58 million, $18 million less than NASA’s contract with the Russian space agency’s capsule.

Out of this world photos only astronauts have seen before, reported on Wired.

 

 

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