September 24, 2018

Whistle Blowers Allege Defects in V-22, JSF Engines

v-22 on ground

Rolls-Royce faces employee lawsuit.

Hydrogen-Powered UAV Takes Flight

Phantom Eye UAV

Boeing’s Phantom Eye drone aims to raise the bar for durability and payload.

Senate Wants to Boost Hornet Production

f-18 hornet afterburner

Senate defense funding bill would authorize more production, keeping Boeing’s Super Bug line open.

Officials: Wind Regulations Will Hurt Somerset County

wind turbine farm

Somerset County is unhappy with the re-regulation of wind generators near Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Obama Threatens Defense Bill Veto

White House

Meanwhile, the House adds $5.3 billion to the Pentagon’s tab.

Morning Coffee: House Says No BRAC Until 2013

capitol hill

The House defense bill would prevent BRAC operations until 2013, safely past the election year.

Morning Coffee: X-47B Prepares for a Shocking Test

X-47B UCAS-D

Attack drone to undergo 2,000-volt shock test at Pax River.

Morning Coffee: Pentagon releases DT&E Report

Reports examines E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, P-8A Poseidon and Fire Scout.

AIR 4.6 Opens House, Ready to Make Deals

AIR 4.6 simulator

AIR 4.6 is not the first place you would expect to see an open house event, and it’s certainly not a place you expect to hear a sales pitch.

Morning Coffee: House Committee Kills BRAC Requests

capitol hill

Base closure proposals are all but dead for the year.