August 23, 2019

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.

New Name for US Pacific Command

US Pacific Command

The US Pacific Command has a new name. It will now be called US Indo-Pacific Command in the latest move to counter Chinese economic and military pressure in the region.

Pax River Air Expo 2018 Schedule

NAS Patuxent River’s Air Expo 2018 two-day show is scheduled for June 2-3, 2018, and will be free and open to the public. Gates open at 8 am and performances begin at 11 am.

Most of Navy’s C-130s Remain Grounded

Most of Navy's C-130s Remain Grounded

Nearly a year after the fiery crash of a Marine Corps Forces Reserve KC-130T killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman, most of the Navy’s C-130 fleet remains grounded. Only 10 of the 43 C-130s in the fleet are currently available for operations, according to NAVAIR.