September 24, 2017

Early Risers Thursday Could See Launch

Launch

NASA says the launch of the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket is now scheduled for early Thursday morning, June 29, with a launch window between 4:15 and 4:45 am. This will be the 11th time the launch has been attempted at the Wallops Flight Facility. Southern Maryland skies are in the launch’s viewing range.

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

The Next Generation Jammer program has passed its design review during recent testing at NAS Pax River, NAVAIR officials say.

Trump Budget Ramps Up Defense Spending

Donald Trump budget

President Donald Trump said he will propose a budget that would ramp up spending on defense and infrastructure.

‘Seriously Considering’ BRAC in Senate Committee

BRAC

Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain and ranking member Jack Reed are “seriously considering” the possibility of closing excess military bases to cut down on waste.

Budget Caps Good for Spending Discipline

Not all bad, experts say: statutory budget caps keep the brake on defense spending.

F-35A Battle Ready, Air Force Says

The first US Air Force F-35A squadron is ready for deployment.

Are Radar Advances Gaining on Stealth Shields?

Advances in radar technology may be chipping away at stealth’s low visibility.

Reid on Defense Budget: A Deal is a Deal

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is balking at adding funding to the defense budget deal agreed to President Obama and former House Speaker John Boehner.

DefSec Unveils New Cyber Strategies

DefSec Budget

House bills protect companies that share cyber threats; DefSec unveils new cyber strategies at Silicon Valley.

Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.