August 21, 2019

Death-Defying F35 Maneuvers on Display

F-35

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

Baltimore’s Liberty Ship Needs a New Home

liberty ship

The John W. Brown is one of only two fully operational Liberty ships, which transported vast numbers of military personnel and countless tons of cargo during the war — and the only one sailing regularly out of the port city where it was built, Baltimore, where it’s lease expires September 2019.

Trump Presidency Ripe for BRAC, Say Defense Analysts

FY18 Defense Authorization

A Trump BRAC continues to draw speculation from defense analysts who say the time is ripe for the Pentagon to leapfrog congressional reluctance and consolidate it efforts and reduce its property holdings.

Search Continued Overnight for Black Hawk Crew

Eleven crew members are presumed dead in a UH-60 Black Hawk crash in dense fog while on a training mission out of Elgin Air Force base.

World’s Top 100 Defense Contractors

Lockheed Martin leads the defense contractor list, with Boeing, BAE, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman rounding out the top five.

FAA Rules PA Turbines Interfere With Radar

wind turbine farm

The FAA determined that wind turbines would interfere with radar used by Pennsylvania air traffic controllers at Erie International Airport.

Lockheed Again “Top” Contractor

Lockheed leads the “Defense News Top 100” list of the largest global defense firms with Boeing, BAE, Northrop and Raytheon rounding out the top 5.

Morning Coffee: Hornet Tests IRST Sensor Pod

A successful first test of the Hornet’s sensor pod promises to transform air-to-air operations, according to the US Navy.

Congress Still Debating Veterans Benefit Cuts

Congress is considering a number of ways to further restore veteran benefits by making financial cuts in other legislative areas.

Full Fiscal 2014 DoD Funding Possible

A full fiscal 2014 Pentagon spending bill will be included in a compromise measure that must pass before next Tuesday night to avert a gov. shutdown.