June 24, 2019

Morning Coffee: DoD Aviation Plan Ignores Money Troubles

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morning coffeeWelcome 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.

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Aviation Week analyzes the Pentagon’s long-term aviation plan and finds that it largely ignores the current budget situation in Congress. However, cuts are forcing a rethink (subscription required) for defense contractors, according to Financial Times.

FlightGlobal says a new propulsion system will be the key to Boeing’s F/A-XX and notes that it’s strange that Lockheed Martin and the Joint Strike Fighter office weren’t at the 2012 Sea-Air-Space Exposition.

Jane’s Defense Weekly reports that the Marine Corps is evaluating its post-Afghanistan force posture (subscription required). A senior Marine says that sequestration would force a revision of the Pentagon’s global strategy (subscription required), Defense Daily reports.

A House panel passes legislation that would give vets automatic cost-of-living adjustments, Navy Times reports and also notes that a proposal that would automatically enroll veterans with the Veterans Affairs department has divided vet groups.

The NAWCAD Commander’s Blog examines the “Legacy of the Flying Banana.”

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