May 21, 2018

Super Hornet Praised, But Boeing Has No Orders

Plans are for the F-35 to replace the F-18, but as important production dates approach the Navy and industry face tough and costly decisions based on projected completion dates that still look a bit iffy.

UAS Launches from Sub, Budgets Keep Shrinking

US military technology continues to advance and the whole world wants it. Meanwhile the US military budget crumbles.

Boehner to Senate: Pass Defense Budget Bills

The House completed work months ago, but Party quarreling in the Senate continues to hold up passage of the Pentagon spending bill. Senate leaders intend to reconsider the bill next week after returning from a two week hiatus.

Chemical Weapons Ship Making Ready in Norfolk

No country will host the destruction of Syria’s most lethal chemical weapons, so the US is outfitting a commercial transport vessel to do the job at sea.

The F-35 Boosts Into the Social Media

F-35C JSF formation

Despite escalating costs, the F-35 remains top priority to a military facing a shrinking pool of qualified engineers and a shrinking budget.

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

Pentagon Capitol

The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.

Upon the 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month: Remember

Armstice Day approaches its 100th year of commemoration from the 1918 end of World War I as US involvement in Vietnam approaches its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Both Pilots Stable After Goshawk Crash

The training aircraft crashed upon an approach to Sherman Field at NAS:Pensacola at the end of a local-area, routine flight.

JSF Scrutinized; Red Tape Is Cut for Aircraft Exports

As the JSF undergoes increasing cost surveillance and accountability studies at home, the White House is making foreign weapon sales easier.

Triton Sensor Matures; Internet Reaches the Moon

MQ-4C Triton

It’s all about surveillance, cybersecurity and learning to thrive in a virtual world; the Navy is among the leaders.