July 19, 2018

Defense Stocks Rise, Despite Fiscal Cliff Drama

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The military’s fourth quarter rush to close contracts before sequestration has boosted defense stocks.

All DoD Workers Could Be Furloughed Under Latest Plan

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Virtually all civilian defense employees would be furloughed if Congress doesn’t resolve sequestration by March.

The First F-35C Trainer Rolls off the Line

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The Navy’s first stealth aircraft trainer will head to Florida to hone the skills of F-35C pilots.

Video: X-47B “UFO” Launches from Pax Catapult

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Northrop Grumman releases video of an X-47B catapult shot at Pax River.

Diplomacy Is Key to Getting Drones in Domestic Airspace

Experts say that courting the FAA with courtesy and competency will lead to more open flights for unmanned aircraft.

Canada Reconsidering JSF Commitment

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Canada is taking another look at its JSF options as it looks to phase out its aging Hornet jets.

Civilian, Contractor Job Cut Targets Remain in Senate Bill

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Though a House version has no provision for workforce reduction, the Senate’s defense bill targets up to 36,000 jobs.

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.