August 21, 2019

UCLASS Funding Restricted

Funding restrictions for the planned Navy UCLASS program are specified in the 2015 compromise defense bill over design and mission concerns.

Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.

Multiplying Military Drones Challenge Safe Air Travel

Drone flight hours have tripled in shared US airspace since 2011 and the ongoing expansion of DoD drone flights will transform American aviation.

Morning Coffee: DoD Specifies Sequestration Cuts

Continued personnel reductions across the military, 17 fewer F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and six fewer P-8A aircraft define the FY16 budget.

Morning Coffee: 2015 Budget Cuts Deep

budget axe

Military personnel spending may drop to 2008 levels as DOD cuts back from steep wartime expenditures under the 2015 budget request released Tuesday.

NAVAIR’s Rotary Programs Making Steady Progress

Fire Scout on deck

The DOT&E reports finds Fire Scout, MH-60 and MV-22 programs making progress this year, despite hiccups.

Lockheed Machinists Officially End Strike

F-35C JSF night takeoff

Union votes to go back to work on the Joint Strike Fighter Monday.

Morning Coffee: The Billion-Dollar Seahawk Upgrade

NAVAIR awards Lockheed with $1 billion Seahawk helicopter update contract.

Choppers to Get Upgraded

NAVAIR solicits contracts for H-60s and V-22s.

NAVAIR Upgrades the V-22

Osprey

Contracts solicited and awarded for the tilt-rotor aircraft.