May 21, 2018

Furloughs May Not Be a Done Deal

silver lining

Pentagon official says the White House is trying to find a way to avoid furloughing civilian DoD workers.

Defense Cuts May Have to Be Fixed After the Fact

dollar cut

Congressman says the best chance to fix sequestration now is after the cuts go into effect.

Insitu Sued Over ScanEagle Skyhook

Insitu ScanEagle Skyhook

The Boeing-owned company is locked in a scuffle with a patent claimant over small Navy ISR drone.

F-35B Will Fly Again Soon

Marine version of the Joint Strike Fighter was grounded by a faulty fueldraulic line.

DoD to Lay Off 84,000 Temporary Workers

Pentagon aerial

All DoD civilian workers face a weekly day off without pay if sequestration cuts hit.

F-35C Testing Lags Thanks to Software

F-35C JSF catapult launch

Late software deliveries plagued the schedule of Pax River’s Joint Strike Fighter Test Team.

Lawmakers Resigned to Automatic Defense Cuts

capitol snow

Hope nearly fades out for avoiding sequestration.

F-35B Testing Runs Behind Schedule in 2012

Attack Aircraft

The Joint Strike Fighter test team made lots of flights, but lagged behind on test points.

Fuel Line Failure Causes F-35B Grounding

F-35B STOVL

A vertical takeoff and landing model of the Joint Strike Fighter experienced a fueldrolic failure.

Read the Joint Strike Fighter DOT&E Report for Yourself

F-35C rear

Lightning vulnerability, late software, high costs and lowered performance plague the aircraft.