Pentagon Could Push for BRAC Next Year
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DoD official says the BRAC fight isn’t over, according to Federal Times.
Lockheed is hiring temporary workers to replace striking machinists, but analysts say the standoff could cause production problems for the F-35 if it is not resolved by the end of the summer. Meanwhile, a Pentagon push for fuel-efficient jet engines could put GE-Rolls Royce back in the running to produce a Joint Strike Fighter engine. Meanwhile, FlightGlobal reports that the Navy’s F/A-18 Hornets are facing emerging anti-access challenges, despite its upcoming upgrades.
DoD Buzz takes a look at the Marines’ next Super Stallion helicopter.
Pax River sailors will race from Annapolis to Bermuda, according to The Enterprise.