December 11, 2017

Netanyahu Calls on Nations to Follow Trump’s Lead on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on “responsible” nations to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and impose sanctions on Iran.

Israel Set to Get F-35As

Upkeep of F-35 Fleet Becomes More Challenging

The first F-35A Lightning II of an order of 33 headed for Israel has come off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, TX, plant. Each plane will cost between $110million to $120 million.

Fuel Burn Cut Would Extend F-35 Flight Life

Promising testing of technology that would reduce fuel burn would lengthen the flying life of the Joint Strike Fighter.

Amazon Reveals UAV Delivery Strategy

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Last month’s publishing of Amazon’s patent reveals how the company expects to deliver packages via drone.

US Navy Already Looking at JSF in 2030

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Four years before the JSF is expected to enter naval aviation service, the US Navy is looking at F135-C modifications for future missions.

GAO: The F-35 Is Still a Financial Risk

F-35C JSF formation

The General Accounting Office says the Joint Strike Fighter’s affordability is still a major concern.

Survey Finds That Federal Acquisitions Are in Crisis

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Problems persist and talent pool shrinks despite attempted fixes.

Maryland to Lose $2.5 Billion to Sequestration?

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Officials are estimating the impact of sequestration’s mandatory cuts on the state.

Defense Firms Look Abroad for Profits

SH-60B Seahawk

Brazil, China, India and Turkey seen as growth markets.

GAO Loses Confidence in the F-35

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter sunset

The Government Accountability Office recommends reduced funding for the Joint Strike Fighter program.