May 25, 2018

Drones to Carriers Slowed by Organization

drones to carrier

Its technically possible to speed up merging unmanned vehicles and carriers, but organizationally it appears ‘impossible’ says VADM David Dunaway.

Is the Best Fighter Ever, Worth It?

F-35 simulator

A video of the F-35 simulator gives viewers a run for their money, something critics say the F-35 is doing to America.

US to End Reliance on Russian Rocket Engines

Russian rocket engines

Congress is growing more insistent that DoD end its reliance on Russian rocket engines by 2019.

F-35B Testing Outmaneuvers Dogfight Critics

Four F35-B take out nine enemy aircraft as the Marines approach the end of their testing of the new fighter jet’s combat readiness.

JSF Could Be ‘Biggest White Elephants in History’

f-35

In a scathing report of cost overruns and delays of the JSF, a former UK defense official says the fighter jet is already a white elephant.

X-47B First Aerial Refueling at PAX

First aerial refueling of the X-47B, the Navy’s carrier-launched unmanned aircraft, slated for NAS Patuxent River.

Marines Take Their F-35s in July, Glitches or Not

F-35

The Marines F-35 Program Manager made clear last week, whatever fixes are still needed on the JSF in July, the Marines will work around them.

Pentagon Says Weapon Program Costs are Falling

Hornet

DoD’s Selected Acquisitions Reports (SARs) are out for Dec. 2013 – Dec. 2014 and show some details of the Pentagon’s report of declining weapon costs.

Cybersecurity Info-Sharing Bill Leaves Committee

cybersecurity

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence suggests incentives will gain private firms’ cooperation with the government.

DoD Budget Battle ’16 is On

The administration opened the DoD budget battle with Pentagon spending upped to a $534 billion baseline budget plus $51 billion to ongoing foreign wars.