April 21, 2019

Military on Display at Valiant Shield ’18

Valiant Shield

US military forces from the US Indo-Pacific Command participated in Valiant Shield 2018 last week near Guam with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, 15 surface ships, over 160 aircraft and around 15,000 military personnel.

Aircraft Big Winner in Defense Budget

F-35

House and Senate conference committees have finalized a $675 billion defense spending bill. Aircraft of all kinds are the overall winner.

MQ-4C Triton Officially Put Into Service

MQ-4C Triton

The MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime System high-altitude long-endurance UAV has been officially put into service with Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, Calif. VP-19 now has two Triton UAVs.

Navy Receives First New Triton Drone

Triton

The Navy’s first Triton drone is set to meet early operational capability in 2018, with initial operational capability slated for 2021.

Traditional & Unmanned Aircraft Paired at Pax

unmanned aircraft

Navy and Pentagon leaders praise the successful pairing of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft with the unmanned MQ-4C Triton undergoing testing of their capabilities at Pax River.

Tomahawks ‘Ready to Do What They Do’

Destroyers Ross and Porter were already operating in the Eastern Mediterranean on Thursday when the call was made to strike at the Assad regime. The two destroyers involved in the 59-Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airfield were there, loaded with Tomahawks “ready to do what they do.”

Conference Focuses on Women in STEM

Women in STEM

The College of Southern Maryland has created an event that will expose women in their teens and older to a range of career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). CSM’s Women + STEM Conference = Infinite Possibilities will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm April 1 at the college’s La Plata Campus and focuses on women in STEM.

Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

ship delivery policy

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

Cybersecurity Talent in Short Supply

cybersecurity

Shortage of cybersecurity talent continues. Achieving successful cybersecurity is an all-hands-on-deck effort by academia, industry, and government.

Clinton, Trump Prep for 1st Debate

The highly anticipated presidential debate is set for tonight, Sept. 26. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are reportedly preparing for this showdown in ways that appear to be as different as their candidacies.