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The Pentagon wants Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, DoD Buzz reports. Work is a retired Marine colonel and former undersecretary of the Navy.

Air Force-Technology.com reports success out of NAS: Pax River’s F-35B Lightning II landing trials completed by a UK test team.

Inland News Today shows a graphic of just how restrictive the FAA proposed drone rules could become.

Government will shut down Dec. 11 if a funding bill isn’t passed soon. Politico reports some Republicans want to make the vote a showdown on President Barrack Obama’s immigration.

Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $105.5 million contract modification to Pratt & Whitney for the F135 engines supporting the 43 F-35s ordered Nov. 23 from Lockheed Martin. The order includes four F-35Cs for the US Navy, six F-35Bs for the US Marine Corps and four for the United Kingdom, 19 F-35As for the US Air Force, two for Israel, four for Japan, two for Norway, and two for Italy, reports Seapower Magazine.

The Belfast Telegraph explores the likelihood of US jets could be the first to take off from the Royal Navy’s newest carrier.

Southwest Airlines and UPS are teaming up, equipping their commercial aircrafts with water vapour sensors able to transmit real-time weather data directly to the National Weather Service, reports Environmental Technology Online.

DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Gaithersburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $52,019,071 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-11-C-0011) to exercise an option for logistics services in support of the E-6B Mercury program, including the procurement and storage, and warehouse and inventory management. Work will be performed at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma (70 percent); Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska (10 percent); Travis Air Force Base, California (10 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $17,431,585 will be obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,394,167 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-14-C-0009) to exercise an option for maintenance services for E-2C and C-2 aircraft in support of the VX-20 squadron. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (95 percent), and St. Augustine, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2015. Fiscal 2015 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $8,350,000 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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