May 24, 2024

With Pierside Exercises Complete, USS Ford Heads for Sea Trials

Ford carrier

The plight of the USS Gerald Ford ignited a war of words between US lawmakers and Navy leaders last week as the first-in-class carrier finally heads to sea trials after a series of technical setbacks.

DoD Wants More F-35s in the Air

Readiness

It’s a tall order from DefSec Jim Mattis, but the US needs more F-35s in the air. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, says they’ll get it done.