August 25, 2019

F-22s Have a Failure to Communicate

F-22

What the F-22s have is a failure to communicate, with the F-35 and also the F-16 and other allied aircraft. The older fighter jet can receive communications, but cannot transmit its surveillance intelligence to the others.

Hornet Fighter Jet Crashes in Persian Gulf

warplanes

Both pilots ejected without serious injury, the Hornet was lost, the crash occurred just after launch and was not the result of hostile activity.

Senate, White House Square Off over Sequestration

capitol hill

Senate wants details on how automatic defense cuts will affect DoD. HASC chair thinks Pentagon is secretly planning for it.

Navy Moves Forward with Powerful Poseidon Sensor

p-8a poseidon flutter test

Program is underway to develop a long-range, high-resolution surveillance radar for the P-8A.

Lockheed, Machinists Agree to Mediation

F-35 JSF assembly line

Machinists at the Joint Strike Fighter plant and at Pax River have been on strike for two months.

GAO Loses Confidence in the F-35

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter sunset

The Government Accountability Office recommends reduced funding for the Joint Strike Fighter program.

V-22 Crashes in Florida, Injuring Five

CV-22 Osprey

Air Force Osprey went down near Eglin Air Force Base.

CV-22 Tech Upgrade

CV-22 Osprey

NAVAIR publicly solicited five contracts Friday.

NAVAIR Upgrades the V-22

Osprey

Contracts solicited and awarded for the tilt-rotor aircraft.

Another 100 JSFs Cut?

F-35B STOVL

DoD considering 4 percent cut to F-35 total.