June 27, 2022

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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.

Wind Farm Delay Possible

wind turbine farm

Sen. Mikulski placed language in the defense bill that could prevent the wind farm from proceeding until a turbine side effects study is completed.

Defense Contractors Look to World Market

More than 230 American defense contractors were at the Farnborough International Airshow along with a large contingent of top US government officials.

X-47B Precursor to Larger UCLASS Fleet

The Northrop Grumman X-47B’s future is unclear and a debate about just how much strike capability UCLASS aircraft should provide is still underway.

Senate Appropriations Panel Giveth and Taketh Away

Coronavirus Relief

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved nearly $550 billion in military spending as part of a bill that would keep alive weapon systems the Pentagon wanted to retire, Navy Times reports. The chamber’s Appropriations Defense subcommittee unanimously approved legislation that would give the Pentagon $489.6 billion in base spending and $58.3 billion in war funding. It would block a long list of weapon…

F-35 Fire ‘Isolated Incident,’ DoD Says

Redesign or part replacement not contemplated in securing airworthiness of F-35s.

F-35 Fleet Grounded

If the F-35B is going to fly at the UK airshows, then the four planes now at NAS Pax River probably need to take off by tomorrow morning.

Boeing, Northrop Win Huge Navy Contracts

Boeing to supply 38 F/A-18E Super Hornet fighters and 21 EA-18G Growlers and Northrop to build 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes.

Armed Drones Risk “Perpetual War”

The report states armed drones should not be “glorified nor demonized” and resulting civilian deaths are fewer than from manned strikes.

DoD Prime Contractor Performance Analysis Released

Pentagon Capitol

The 2014 Performance of the Defense Acquisition System report analyzes prime contractors in terms of contracted products and services.