August 9, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Farmers Market @ Airport Aug. 14 -

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Theater Holding Auditions for ‘Clue’ -

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Hoyer Seeking Photos for Annual Contest -

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Shakespeare Heads to St. Mary’s City -

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

ONR Touts ‘Historic’ 1st Test of Laser Defense System

Laser

The US Navy has conducted a test of a new Layered Laser Defense system, which the Office of Naval Research is calling “historic.” The all-electric, high-energy laser weapon built by Lockheed Martin was used to defeat a target representing a subsonic cruise missile in flight.

French Navy to Purchase Three E-2Ds

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

France became the second international customer of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye last month with an offer to buy three E-2D aircraft from the US Navy, for a maximum value of $2 billion.

Blue Angels Set to Move to Super Hornets

Blue Angels

The US Navy’s Blue Angels are tentatively set to start flying the F/A-18 Super Hornet in 2021. The move to the Super Hornet will mark the first time the fighter jet demonstration team has changed aircraft since it moved from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet in 1986.

F-35 Fleet Upkeep Becoming More Challenging

F35

Upkeep of the F-35 JSF fleet will become more challenging as the Pentagon prepares for what the program’s manager has called a “tsunami” of new production.

Trump Issues Ultimatum to China

North Korea Missile

Trump’s ultimatum to China: fail to pressure North Korea to disable its nuclear program and the US will take action on its own against North Korea.

Military Ebola Quarantine Approved

DefSec Chuck Hagel approved a 21-day quarantine for all military personnel leaving Ebola stricken areas of West Africa.

Citizens Critical of Wind Farm

wind turbine farm

NAS Pax River worries the wind farm will interfere with testing radar and resident’s concerns include potential noise issues and decreased property values.

Rogue IT Admins Are Cybersecurity Threat

The most dangerous cybersecurity threat facing US agencies might be a rogue IT administrator bent on destruction of critical infrastructure.

Boeing, Northrop Win Huge Navy Contracts

Boeing to supply 38 F/A-18E Super Hornet fighters and 21 EA-18G Growlers and Northrop to build 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes.

Multiplying Military Drones Challenge Safe Air Travel

Drone flight hours have tripled in shared US airspace since 2011 and the ongoing expansion of DoD drone flights will transform American aviation.