June 27, 2019

China Considers Attack on US Vessels in South China Sea

south china sea

Trade wars and intensification of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea toughen China’s stance toward US, including consideration of attacks on US vessels.

F-35 Flight Trials on British Carrier Now Complete

F-35 Flight Trials

The F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force has finished its flight trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Two F-35B jets, four test pilots, and nearly 200 personnel joined the carrier in late September.

Most of Navy’s C-130s Remain Grounded

Most of Navy's C-130s Remain Grounded

Nearly a year after the fiery crash of a Marine Corps Forces Reserve KC-130T killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman, most of the Navy’s C-130 fleet remains grounded. Only 10 of the 43 C-130s in the fleet are currently available for operations, according to NAVAIR.

What’s Key to F-35’s Future?

Lower costs and international buyers are what the F-35 fighter jet needs to meet the number of aircraft the Pentagon can buy; $3.7 billion interim payment heading to Lockheed Martin for 50 F-35s earmarked for non-US customers.

Chaos Is New Normal on Internet

New Normal on the Internet cyber

The world has entered into a new era of cyber conflict. Recent “ransomware” events show chaos and disruption are the new normal on the Internet.