August 24, 2019

Is F-35 ‘Ready to Go at 50 Below’?

'ready to go at 50 below'

Along with everything else, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has to operate in harsh weather conditions. A series of tests is slated for Eielson AFB in Alaska, with the motto, “Ready to Go at 50 Below!”

DoD Steps Up Efforts to Retain Technical Edge

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The Pentagon is stepping up new efforts to rapidly integrate more commercial technology in DoD areas such as data infrastructure and management, cybersecurity, and machine learning. Deputy DefSec Patrick Shanahan says retaining a technical edge is paramount.

US Asked to Stop Osprey Flights in Japan

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Japan has asked the US to halt Osprey flights there after the US Navy and Marine Corps called off the search for three Marines who disappeared after an MV-22 crashed off the coast of Australia last weekend. Critics in Japan say the Osprey, which takes off and lands like a helicopter but can fly like an airplane, is unsafe.

Marines Want a Few Good Cyber Specialists

Marines Want a Few Good Cyber Specialists

President-elect Donald Trump thinks the Marines need more good men. Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says the USMC needs cyber specialists, electronic warfare troops, intelligence analysts, and engineers.