May 21, 2018

Pentagon to Examine JSF Costs, Pessimistic about Budget Fix

F-35C JSF formation

Reeling with productivity losses from the shutdown and facing another sequestration hit, the Pentagon continues with plans to sell $10.8 billion in munitions to Persian Gulf allies.

Government Closes

Congress keeps working. So does the military. So do essential personnel. But otherwise, the federal government is closed.

Lockheed Says Ordered F-35s Safe from Sequestration

F-35s in Flight

The White House and key security advisers have security preparations in place for 9/11 anniversaries.

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.