June 27, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Morning Coffee: UCLASS RFP Due This Summer

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

The Boeing X-47B to start new sea trials and the UCLASS X-47B follow on RFP is scheduled for release this summer.

Morning Coffee: Navy Expands Plane Search

The USS Kidd, a guided missile destroyer, has now joined the USS Pinckney in the search effort for a missing Malaysian airliner.

Morning Coffee: 2015 Budget Cuts Deep

budget axe

Military personnel spending may drop to 2008 levels as DOD cuts back from steep wartime expenditures under the 2015 budget request released Tuesday.

Morning Coffee: P-8A Enters Full-Rate Production

Even as the Navy buys more aircraft, some pilots are planning for a future flying from a desk with a joy stick and keyboard.

Morning Coffee: Big DoD Cuts Still Miss Target

Personnel, benefits, ships and entire military bases are on the chopping block, but still DoD is far short of what sequestration might still require for FY2015.

Morning Coffee: Laser Weapons Improve

laser trap

The new generation of laser weapons are approaching the power and efficiency needed for active military use.

Morning Coffee: When Can UAVs Strike Americans?

Obama’s recent tightening of guidelines for the use of CIA attack UAVs is hampering efforts to eliminate a suspected American al-Qaida operative.

Morning Coffee: DoD Exec Defends “Poseidon”

A DoD acquisition executive responded this week to a negative report on the Navy’s Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

Morning Coffee: Sikorsky’s Future Debated

SH-60B Seahawk

The future of Sikorsky, America’s leading helicopter maker, is being evaluated by its parent company.

Morning Coffee: Blue Angels Open 20+ Billets

blue angels

The Blue Angels remain a revered public face of naval aviation, which alone among the services continues the F-35 cost debate even as developing future air warfare strategies.