June 23, 2024

Lockheed Hits JSF Target


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It’s been an up and down year for the Joint Strike Fighter, but Lockheed met its 2014 target, delivering 36 F-35s to the Pentagon, reports Yahoo News. So no surprise Lockheed is still a top-drawer investment for the future, according to Guru Focus.

The Navy’s JSF landing on USS Nimitz and the MQ-8B UAS lift-off from the USS Fort Worth made made USNI’s top stories of 2014.

“The race for the next CNO is on,” reports Navy Times along with a synopsis of likely contenders as ADM Jon Greenert starts to wrap up his three-year tour as chief of naval operations the end of fiscal 2015.

The military wants insect spy drones, says Defense One, not so much the hardware, but flexibility of the aircraft. Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency put out a call for software allowing drones small enough to fit through a window to operate in tight, enclosed, and chaotic areas.

“Unbroken,” the story about the life of Louis Zamperini, who survived a plane crash, weeks at sea, a shark attack and years of abuse as a prisoner of war, can offer hope to sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, says author Laura Hillenbrand. Interviewed by Military Times about the book she wrote of Mr. Zamperini’s life and asked specifically about its relationship to PTSD, she called “Louie’s life story … a beacon of hope for those who struggle with this terrible echo of war.” The movie “Unbroken” opened Christmas Day.

Thousands of female veterans continue to seek from the VA, health-care treatment and compensation from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma in the military, reports The Washington Post. The women and their advocates call their efforts “the second battle,” this one with an outmoded bureaucracy.

Wet weather, dry climates, and gender muting all play parts in the new uniforms the Navy is considering, reports the Navy Times.

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, is being awarded $9,170,185 for cost-plus-fixed-fee order 0018 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00421-10-G-0001) for technical and engineering services in support of the precision approach and landing system program.  This order includes procurement of two 2400 antenna control input/output circuit card assembly prototype replacement boards, two 2800 single board computer processor replacement boards, and two AN/SPN-46(V) transmitter modulator and power supply replacement prototypes for the precision approach and landing system.  Work will be performed in Sparks, Nevada (80 percent), and St. Inigoes, Maryland (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016.  Fiscal 2015 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $490,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.


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