January 27, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds

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The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

Death-Defying F35 Maneuvers on Display

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Long in coming, but now that it has arrived, the F35 fighter jet is winning over pilots and spectators with its death defying capabilities.

Has F-35 JSF Turned a Corner?

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The US Air Force declared its first squadron of F-35As ready for battle last week. The JSF was declared operational by the Marine Corps in July 2015; and the Navy aims for February 2019. The F-35 Lightning II might have finally turned a corner, overcoming the technical problems that have plagued its readiness to serve.

Triton UAS Demonstrates Key Capabilities

East Coast Drone Hub Lands in Mayport

The US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS, in flight, demonstrates two key capabilities: exchanging full motion video feedback with the P-8A Poseidon using a common data link, and creating ate situational awareness for P-8 aircrew by tracking a target with its electro-optical/infrared digital camera.

F-35C Lands on USS Nimitz

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An F-35C Lightning II made an arrested landing aboard the USS Nimitz in an important milestone for both the stealth fighter and naval aviation history.

Harrier Program Welcomes Next Commander

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The AV-8B Weapons Systems Program Office (PMA-257) has appointed a new program manager.

Some Strikers Return to Lockheed

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production

Lockheed says some machinists have returned to work at the Joint Strike Fighter plant.

Morning Coffee: Navy Kicks Off the Search for Next Fighter

The Navy releases a request for information about the generation beyond the Joint Strike Fighter.

TSA Integrates the Harrier Jet on Allied Ships

Technology Security Associates highlights its role with the Harrier Joint Program Office handling shipboard integration for Italy and Spain.

Harriers Get Starter Boost

Contract seeks new starter for Pegasus engine.