July 12, 2020

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Defense Industry Pushes On During Outbreak

Budget Battles

The Pentagon says its defense contractors have largely avoided widespread closings or major impacts so far from the coronavirus pandemic.

Pax Test Syncs Manned & Unmanned Growlers

growlers

The Navy test wing at NAS Patuxent River tested the technology allowing F/A-18 Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers to perform combat missions with unmanned systems.

UK Welcomes Huawei 5G

Huawei

The United Kingdom gives Huawei the go-ahead to build parts of the country’s 5G network, at a crucial time in the broader fight for tech supremacy between the US and China.

Boeing Says 737 Ban to Lift By End of Year

737 MAX

Boeing tells shareholders the ban on its 737 Max planes will be lifted before the end of the year. Grounded since March after two fatal crashes, 737 Max production costs rose in the quarter by almost $1 billion. The company is sticking to its plan to increase production of the planes to 57 a month by the end of 2020, up from 42 currently.

Esper is Sworn in as DefSec

Esper

Mark Esper is sworn in as US Secretary of Defense during an Oval Office ceremony. Esper supports former DefSec Jim Mattis’ National Defense Strategy to maintain preparedness for conflict with capable adversaries like Russia and China.