July 21, 2019

First F-35B Lands on British Warship

F-35B

The first Royal Navy pilot to land an F-35B stealth fighter on Britain’s new HMS Queen Elizabeth tells his story. Flying the test jet from NAS Patuxent River, Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray touched down to start two months of flight tests.

Panel to Focus on Foreign Military Sales

Foreign Military Sales

Defense contractors and any other American businesses who have considered Foreign Military Sales should attend a panel from 9 to 11 am Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, presented by The Patuxent Partnership. 

Global Fleet of F-35 Jets Grows

F-35 jets

F-35 jets are already in 12 nations, are set to dominate the Western fighter market for decades to come.

F-35s, F-16s Boost Foreign Military Sales

F-35

The US is expected to deliver $61.4 billion in foreign military sales by the end of the fiscal year, compared to $41.9 billion last year. Some of the big ticket pending sales include 34 F-35s to Belgium for $6.5 billion, 14 F-16s to Slovakia at a cost of $2.9 billion, and six C-130 aircraft to Germany at a cost of $1.4 billion.

GAO: F-35 Lessons Need to Be Shared Across Services

Troubles for the F-35

Supply challenges and unshared lessons learned of the F-35 could imperil the high-tech aircraft’s operational effectiveness, according to a GAO report released last week.

National Guard Begins Deployment at Border

National Guard

National Guard troops are being deployed to the US border with Mexico. DefSec Jim Mattis has specified that the Guard will assist the Department of Homeland Security but not perform law enforcement missions and will be armed only when necessary for self-defense.

Japan’s Air Force Deploys First F-35

Japan's Air Force

The Japanese air force has deployed its first operational F-35 at Misawa Air Base.

Foreign Military Sales – Opportunities for Pax River

foreign military sales

The Patuxent Partnership briefing on foreign military sales described impacts from growing sales of US arms, defense equipment, defense services, technical assistance, and military training to foreign governments; a 17 percent increase in defense equipment exports since 2010.

Foreign Military Sales Program Set Jan. 10

Foreign Military Sales Program

The Patuxent Partnership will host Department of Defense military and government leadership in a program, “Foreign Military Sales Essential to US Defense,” at 8 am Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

TPP Panel Discusses Foreign Military Sales

New Leadership

“Foreign Military Sales Essential to US Defense” will be the topic of The Patuxent Partnership’s first briefing of the new year. Southern Maryland Higher Education Center will host the Jan. 10, 2017, event.