February 22, 2024

Two F-35Bs on Deck

Welcome to Morning Coffee, a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning Naval Air Station Patuxent River, NAVAIR, the Pentagon and beyond. The Leader provides this link feature as a survey of the news affecting the local military economy. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff.


One F-35B heads back to Pax River for repairs during sea trials. Test director Cordell says program is “running when we intended to crawl.”

Navy’s ship computer network faces budget axe.

Drone spy missions over Afghanistan have quadrupled. Think tank urges DoD to buy more drones (subscription required).

Navy needs new long strike missile (subscription required).

Air Force says it’s not quite sure how the┬áReaper cockpit virus infection happened, but claims it was not a specific attack (subscription required).

DoD planning to slash tuition assistance funding.

Budget hawks cripple JAGM program.


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