December 3, 2016

Semper Fi, But Not With A Smart Phone

Marine with phone

Smart phone technology is great, but not when you’re hiding from the enemy on a battlefield.

Navy Embraces 3D Printing Technology

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Aug. 10, 2011) A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River during a successful biofuel test flight. The tilt-rotor aircraft flew at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet on a 50-50 blend of camelina based biofuel and standard petroleum based JP-5 fuel. (U.S. Navy photo by Steven Kays/Released)

The US Navy is an enthusiastic supporter of 3D printing technology. Naval Air Systems Command has completed some test flights featuring 3D printed critical components. In May, 3D-printed parts for a MV-22 Osprey were used. The Osprey, which was fitted with a partially 3D printed engine nacelle, performed exactly as expected.

DefSec Carter Prefers Senate Defense Spending Plan

US Capitol

A contest looms between House and Senate schemes for funding defense spending.

Bet on the Shutdown, Be the Only Budget Winner

by Hakan Dahlstrom Photography

Most DoD civilians return to work this week and all furloughed federal workers look to receive back pay, but industry layoffs threaten and military recovery time grows. An emerging futures market based upon government outcomes may prove the best bet in town.

Marines Approach Libya; Pax Holds Remembrance

Libya

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches the US takes precautions across the globe and schedules remembrances at home.

Navy’s Drones Could Determine U.S. Airpower for Decades

The X-47B after its first carrier flight Tuesday. Photo: Navy

Investing in smarter drones could determine the future, which includes carriers no matter what, say Navy officials.

Five Production F-35s Cut

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Pentagon slices five F-35s from fifth production lot to pay for cost overruns in the fourth lot.

Can Super Comm. Agree?

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A budget group examines the two parties’ positions in Super Committee negotiations.

MD Could Lose 36K Jobs

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Defense industry says state would be in top ten budget cut losers.

Northrop Cutting 800 Jobs

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Most cuts will come from electronics division in Maryland.