June 20, 2019

DoD Wants More F-35s in the Air

F-35

It’s a tall order from DefSec Jim Mattis, but the US needs more F-35s in the air. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, says they’ll get it done.

Plan for DoD Cuts Meets Opposition

Pentagon Jobs

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry’s plan to revamp many defense support agencies was met with skepticism from lawmakers and former defense officials just one day after the legislation was floated.

Navy Receives First New Triton Drone

Triton

The Navy’s first Triton drone is set to meet early operational capability in 2018, with initial operational capability slated for 2021.

Japan Upgrades F-35’s Strike Capabilities

Rising tensions in northeast Asia spurs Japan to upgrade its F-35’s strike capabilities with advanced air-to-surface missiles.

Showtime at Farnborough: T-100, UCAVs, F-35

Lots to look at at Farnborough, from trainers to fighters, to unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

US & Russia Collaborate in the Air

Despite tensions between the nations, US and Russia are conducting joint exercises to intercept hijacked airliners.