January 19, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Musical Comedy Takes Stage at Three Notch -

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Early Women of Architecture Visit Lexington Park -

Friday, January 17, 2020

County R&P Conducts Market Study -

Friday, January 10, 2020

Lex Park History to Anchor Pax Museum Exhibit -

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Reaper Drone Gave Soleimani Little Chance

Reaper

General Atomics’ Reaper drone had Soleimani in its sights upon his commercial plane’s arrival in Baghdad. The $64 million drone is armed with laser-guided Hellfire air-to-surface missiles used in attacks on high-value terrorists.

DoD End-of-Year Contracts Awarded

End-of-Year Contracts

These are the end-of-year Department of Defense contracts awarded in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, region from December 23 through December 31, 2019.

Esper Is Trump’s New Pick for DefSec

Esper

President Donald Trump says he intends to nominate Mark Esper as the new defense secretary, David Norquist as the deputy defense secretary, and Ryan McCarthy as the Army secretary.

AH-1Z Undergoing Testing at Pax

AH-1Z

The US Navy has successfully completed its first joint air-to-ground missile flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter at NAS Patuxent River.

US, Japan Condemn N. Korea Missile Launch

North Korea missile launch

Other countries join US and Japan denouncing the recent missile launch by North Korea. The Japanese prime minister called the incident Sunday “absolutely intolerable.”

Special Ops Bulk of U.S. Strategy vs. ISIS

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. An anticipated Congresssional authorization of U.S forces against ISIS will rely on special ops, Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, told Defense News. Under the Obama administration’s current strategy, only a small fraction of the military actually will participate, he said. International sales could eventually account for 30 percent of Lockheed Martin Corp’s annual revenue, Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson told Reuters on Wednesday. Hewson…

War on ISIS Boosts Defense Industry

News on Economy

The ISIS conflict is already benefiting the defense industry, specifically the makers of munitions and unmanned aircraft.

UCLASS RFP Release Imminent

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

NAVAIR says the UCLASS RFP will be released after a final senior DoD review and approval scheduled to occur over the next three weeks.

Sequester Could Bring ‘Devastating Recession’ to Region

capitol hill

Region gets 20 percent of Federal payroll dollars.

To the Danger Zone

Lockheed plans to aggressively test JSF this year.