First aerial refueling of the X-47B, the Navy’s carrier-launched unmanned aircraft, slated for NAS Patuxent River.
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.
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.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence suggests incentives will gain private firms’ cooperation with the government.
The administration opened the DoD budget battle with Pentagon spending upped to a $534 billion baseline budget plus $51 billion to ongoing foreign wars.
An F-35B from Pax Integrated Test Force withstood extreme weather testing in the climactic lab at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.
Despite an up and down year, Lockheed delivered 36 F-35s to the Pentagon, making its 2014 target and retaining its sterling investment reputation into the future.
Sources report the Pentagon will cut 8 F-35s from the FY15 budget and the White House will seek a $36 billion DoD plus-up in the FY16. Budget expert calls out-year projections “fiction.”
The new generation of laser weapons are approaching the power and efficiency needed for active military use.
The Navy’s F-35C, the most likely JSF variant to be cut, passed 36 roll-in arrestment tests in January at Lakehurst.