June 4, 2020

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Another First for Space Exploration

Space Exploration

SpaceX plans to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 27. NASA administrator: “NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from America!”

Gilday: MQ-4 Triton Capabilities a Game-Changer

Triton

ADM Michael Gilday praised the MQ-4 Triton during recent Senate testimony. “The capabilities that the MQ-4 brings are game-changing in terms of long-range ISR at altitude, with sensors that we haven’t had supporting the fleet before,” the admiral said. Early this year, the Triton arrived in Guam, marking a significant step toward increasing the Navy’s Western Pacific reconnaissance and surveillance capability.

Shanahan’s DefSec Nomination Pulled

Shanahan's DefSec Nomination Pulled

Acting DefSec Patrick Shanahan’s bid to become defense secretary has been withdrawn. Reports are that he is resigning after scrutiny over a domestic fight with his wife in 2010.

VA Lawmakers Question Dahlgren/Indian Head Move

dahlgren indian head

Virginia lawmakers question Navy plans to move a specialized division from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, VA, to Indian Head, MD.

Confrontations Escalate in Persian Gulf

Iran escalates confrontations with US warships in the Persian Gulf.