September 25, 2017

New Strategy for F-35 on Horizon

F-35 Strategy

The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office floated a new strategy that the JPO hopes will make updates to the fighter jet more efficient and agile.

7th Fleet Cmdr. Relieved: All Collisions During Basic Duties

Four collisions in the Seventh Fleet this year — all occurring during basic ship handling duties — resulted in the commander of the fleet being relieved. As the Navy begins an extensive review and reset, a multinational search for 10 missing sailors from the latest collision of the USS John McCain locates some remains, aboard ship.

Navy Sees No Hacking in McCain Collision

McCain

Early information emerging about the Navy’s second collision of a warship with a merchant vessel suggests the destroyer USS John S. McCain lost steering just before the collision.

Chemical Weapons Ship Making Ready in Norfolk

No country will host the destruction of Syria’s most lethal chemical weapons, so the US is outfitting a commercial transport vessel to do the job at sea.