May 21, 2019

Congress Hears Testimony on Military Base Water Contamination

clean water

Congress hears testimony today from DoD’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment about water contamination on military bases. Also testifying is a former Army reservist with at least 16 relatives near Colorado Springs’ Air Force and Army installations diagnosed with cancer.

Air Force Tries New Hypoxia Fix for T-6

hypoxia

After years of T-6 hypoxia scares the Air Force thinks it has the fix with a completely redesigned On-Board Oxygen System that takes design ideas from the F-15E Strike Eagle, in which hypoxia is virtually unheard of, and from the A-10 Warthog.

Bases Considered for Migrant Children

migrant children

The Trump administration is evaluating military bases in Texas and Arkansas for their suitability as shelters for migrant children of families who have crossed the border illegally.

Trump’s FY18 Budget Cuts Hit DoD, Also

budget cuts

The Pentagon is a winner in Trump’s proposed FY18 budget, but some cuts will impact the military as well.

US to Sell Anti-Radiation Missiles to Australia

anti-radiation missiles

The State Department approves a $138 billion sale of 110 anti-radiation missiles to Australia to arm its Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft. The sale will increase capability in the region to deter threats and strengthen its homeland defense.

F-35, A-10 to Face Off in Tests

F-35 strike fighter

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is set to go mano-a-mano with the A-10 Thunderbolt II in testing.

F-35 May Not Be Suitable for Combat Before 2022

F-35s Available for Flight

An oversight group finds the F-35 may not be suitable for combat before 2022, reports DoDbuzz.com.

The ‘Great Green Fleet’ to Launch

Great Green Fleet

The Navy’s Green Fleet, Carrier Strike Group 3, launches next week in San Diego using alternative fuels.

F-35 to Challenge A-10 in Close Air Support

F-35 challenge A-10

It is not unprecedented for a proven aircraft to compete against a new aircraft during test and evaluation, says the DOT&E chief.

Penn State Finds Chinese Hackers & Goes Off-Line

cybersecurity

Penn State, developer of sensitive technology for the US Navy, finds Chinese hackers embedded in their engineering computer network.