November 19, 2017

US Assembles Military Might in Pacific

Military Might

The US is amassing its military power in the Pacific region.

T-45 Training Grounded Indefinitely

T-45

The Navy has extended the grounding of all of its T-45 training jets indefinitely after a  group of instructor pilots refused to fly the aircraft. The service’s engineers need to figure out what’s causing a spike in dangerous physical symptoms in pilots brought on by a drop in oxygen in the cockpit.

Navy Admiral Winter to Lead F-35 Program

RADM Mat Winter

RADM Mat Winter has been nominated to lead the Department of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program office.

Searching the Bay for Sunken Aircraft

sunken aircraft at Pax River

The search for sunken aircraft from NAS Patuxent River continues in the Chesapeake Bay.

DefSec: China Building ‘Great Wall of Self-Isolation’

Ah Carter

Criticizing China’s actions in the South China Sea during the Naval Academy commencement address, Carter warned China that it is on a path to build a “great wall of self-isolation.”

Good News for Contractors in Defense Bill

There’s a lot to like in the procurement reforms in the draft defense bill, even with concerns about some new workplace regulations.

1st Drone Command Center Installed on Carrier

drone command center

USS Carl Vinson gets first drone command center, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, based in Norfolk, VA, is next.

Russian Role in Middle East Expanding Rapidly

Israel is concerned Russian weapons in Syria will reach Hezbollah.

Majority Favors Sequestration End

73 percent of voters want to lift spending caps in some form and 43 percent want sequestration eliminated and replaced with a bipartisan compromise.

F-35C Lands on USS Nimitz

F-35C JSF night takeoff

An F-35C Lightning II made an arrested landing aboard the USS Nimitz in an important milestone for both the stealth fighter and naval aviation history.