June 26, 2022

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Iran Rattles Its Sabre

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 and announcements affecting the local military economy. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff.

Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, and amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transit through the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac)

The Hill reports that an Iranian admiral has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. With Iran threatening to cut off a vital oil shipping route, CNN asks if the US is nearing its tipping point for war. US says closure will not be tolerated, Defense News reports.

NAVAIR wants a dozen new Fire Scouts (subscription required) in FY2012, according to Inside Defense.

AOL Defense proposes that America cannot afford its military.

DoD is proposing a Financial Management Certification program (subscription required) for Pentagon money managers, according to Inside Defense.

China launches its own GPS competitor satellites, according to the Wall Street Journal. Wired calls China’s new carrier the equivalent of a used car.

SeeBees build new runway in Kenya, Defense Tech reports.

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