July 9, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Arlington Nat’l Cemetery Takes Land to Expand

Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery looks to expand onto land owned by Arlington County, VA. The Justice Dept. filed paperwork this week to take about 49 acres of land through eminent domain powers. The additional acreage is expected to create space for up to 60,000 additional burial sites in coming years.

Israelis Test Stallion, Chinook at Pax River

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

An Israeli delegation was at NAS Patuxent River testing the CH-53K King Stallion and the CH-47F Block II Chinook. Israel is looking to purchase 20 helicopters and upgrade its current fleet.

F-35Bs Join Drills Off African Coast for 1st Time

F-35B

For the first time ever, US Marine Corps F-35Bs are on an operational deployment off the coast of Africa.

Arlington Cemetery Reaching Capacity

Arlington

At the current rate of 7,000 people a year buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the national cemetery will be filled up to the very edges within 25 years.

Competition Grows for Attack Aircraft

Attack Aircraft

There has been interest in the past few years in fleet replacements for the Joint Strike Fighter. The number of ongoing or potential competitions for fighters, bombers, and attack aircraft is 54 worldwide.

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

urgent need for drones

A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.