November 20, 2018

X-47B Passes Catapult Test, Looks to Carrier Launch

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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. The X-47B successfully completed its first shore-based tests at NAS Patuxent River, Defense Tech reports.  The tests determined the aircraft structurally sound and aeromechanically successful using the U.S. Navy’s current steam catapult system. The Navy anticipates launching the X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle from a carrier next year depending upon the operational deployments of the ships, Defense Daily reports. (paywall) The Senate votes Monday…

FAA Halts Domestic UAV Testing Site Selection

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Southern Maryland is vying to be one of the first site selected for testing unmanned aircraft in domestic civil airspace.

Panel to Discuss Unmanned Aircraft in Domestic Airspace

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The Patuxent Partnership invites the public to a panel discussion on the Integration of Unmanned Aviation into National Airspace.

Lower Profits, Little Growth for L-3, CACI

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L-3 posts lower profits, and organic growth declines for CACI.

CNO Greenert Issues His 2013 Goals

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Report outlines Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s priorities for 2013.

Low-price Contracting Threatens Incumbents

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In an era of low-price, technically acceptable contact requirements, incumbents aren’t always the lowest bidders.

Obama States that Military Sequestration Won’t Happen

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The Navy says it will begin planning for sequestration cuts as early as next month.

Maryland Companies on Edge with Sequestration

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Government and industry scramble to plan for automatic budget cuts.

Rear Adm. Randy Mahr Takes Deputy Position with JSF

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NAWCAD commander will move to Virginia to serve in the Joint Strike Fighter program.

White House Again Says No to Layoff Notices

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Another directive tells contractors not to issue layoff warnings ahead of sequestration.