September 25, 2017

Bio-fuel Lifts Osprey, But DoD Audit Still a Sinker

Yeast converts waste to fuel and gives lift-off from Pax River, but a failure to reach audit-readiness brings a rebuke from the Government Accounting Office

Pentagon Downplays JSF Delays, Gate 1 Pass Office Closes Monday

Vice Adm. David A. Dunaway

Vice Adm. David Dunaway narrates a YouTube video celebrating the 35th anniversary of the F/A-18.

JSF Delays, A Predator Variant for Civil Airspace & NATO

The JSF delays continue, a cheat sheet for the still unfolding Edward Snowden saga and the U.S. continues to excercise restraint in cyber-weaponry.

Budget Discussions Include Delaying JSF, Ending Fair-Share

F-35 JSF helmet

Congressmen seek end of equal allocations among military branches, call for re-balancing through strategic planning. The Reserves might not survive.

DoD Projects Robust Aviation Future, Ignores Sequestration

JSF keeps to its growth path even as the FY14 defense budget languishes, the Army looks to even shrink more than previously projected and the Marine Corps looks to reduce forces as well.

Auditors Continue to Warn of JSF Future Unaffordability

China producing competitive UAVs, Asian-Pacific defense budgets growing and terrorists are changing their communication patterns.

Navy Lands F-35C at Elgin; Contractor Pay Cap in Immigration Bill

F-35C JSF formation

Video of the F-35C arriving at Elgin Air Force Base, but the price tag is giving international buyers the jitters. GE Aviation could be cutting costs with its new aircraft engine from a 3D printer.

CIA to Arm Syrian Rebels, Senate Advances Defense Budget

Sexual assault, procurement, the JSF’s future and more details of DoD’s out years emerge as Senate finalizes its defense authorization bill this week.

Furlough Impacts Widen, JSF Stays A Budget Winner

Despite reductions elsewhere, a month of achievements and cost savings is good news for the JSF. It’s more of a mixed bag for cyber-security.

All F-35s Stay in Budget, BRAC Threats Stay Out

F-35 transonic

Despite dire fiscal reports from experts, House defense committee members remain opposed to BRAC, workforce reductions and pay caps for troops.