September 23, 2017

F-35A Altitude Restrictions Lifted

F-35A Altitude Restrictions

The Air Force is lifting its altitude flight restriction for F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

Marine Corps Wants More Cyber Teams

cybersecurity

USMC Cyberspace Command wants to have 13 fully operational cyber teams. Right now, it has nine teams defending networks and conducting operations in cyberspace.

Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

ship delivery policy

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

Many Firsts Aboard the USS America

F-35 costs rise

Marines are putting F-35Bs and their pilots through qualifications and tests to better understanding how small-deck carriers, the F-35s, V-22s, and combat-ready Marines can best function together.

Carter Carefully Defends Outgoing Policies

DefSec Carter finds himself defending his Islamic State, NATO, and Russia policies without explicitly disagreeing with a president-elect.

Who’s the Fastest of Them All?

The US Air Force has more than 5,000 planes in service (some can fly at speeds up to 1,875 miles per hour). Which is the fastest?

F-35B Transmits Info, Launches Anti-Air Missile

F-35B

Targeting information is successfully transmitted from the Marine Corps F-35B for the Navy to launch an SM-6 anti-air missile and strike a Beechcraft MQM-107 target representing an adversarial fighter.

Audit Deadline: Navy Not Ready for Prime Time

The Navy is lagging in preparedness for a 2017 deadline to be audit-ready.

F-35B Debuts at Rugged Exercise Red Flag

Attack Aircraft

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Joint Strike Fighter is getting a workout — and a good report.

Progress Swift on JSF Takeoff, Landing Testing

F-35B

Progress has been quick on extensive preparations on board amphibious assault ships for short takeoffs and landings of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. This will ensure that the ships’ flight decks, sensors, and weapons systems can accommodate the first-ever deployment of the fighter jet set for 2018.