April 22, 2019

Canada to Purchase Used Hornets From Aussies

Used Hornets

Canada plans to close a deal by the end of this year to purchase 25 used F/A-18A/B Hornets from Australia.

Space Force Comes With Big Pricetag

Big Pricetag for Space Force

The Air Force estimates that creating a Space Force will cost $13 billion over the next five years, including an initial $3 billion cost to stand up the service.

Aircraft Big Winner in Defense Budget

F-35

House and Senate conference committees have finalized a $675 billion defense spending bill. Aircraft of all kinds are the overall winner.

Military Joins Relief Efforts After Hurricane

Hurricane Relief Efforts

The military has joined relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s landfall. DoD has assigned 13,470 personnel and deployed 1,286 military assets, according to the US Northern Command.

Hurricane and Typhoon Threaten Navy on Both Coasts

Hurricane and Typhoon

Monster Hurricane Florence and super Typhoon Mangkhut have sailors in the Pacific and along the Atlantic seaboard preparing for what many are predicting could be among the worse of both types of coastal storms.

SMECO: Prep Your Home for Power Outages

Power Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is watching the weather forecasts as Hurricane Florence makes her way toward the Eastern Seaboard.

F-35 Operating Costs Targeted by US & Europe

F35 Operating Costs

The US military and Europe officials partner to minimize F-35 operating costs to assure sustainment and future purchase goals can be reached.

East Coast on Alert As Florence Nears

Florence

The mid-Atlantic region is expecting to be impacted by the approaching Hurricane Florence. Naval Station Norfolk is among the military installation taking precautions. The National Hurricane Center says it is still too early to predict the storm’s exact path.