December 11, 2017

Young Veterans Elected to Congress

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Congress will include the largest class of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans next year, although the overall number of veteran lawmakers continues to decline.

China’s J-31 Stealth Fighter Unveiled Soon

The J-31 stealth fighter is a land based jet but could also evolve into a carrier based ‘naval configuration’, and become a direct competitor for the F-35.

Citizens Critical of Wind Farm

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NAS Pax River worries the wind farm will interfere with testing radar and resident’s concerns include potential noise issues and decreased property values.

Navy’s ISR Balancing Act

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The Navy is challenged by intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) options including the MQ-4C Triton, P-8 Poseidon and the planned UCLASS.

F-35 Combat Ready by Mid-2015?

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in November and could be combat ready by mid-2015.

Navy May Cut Triton Buy

The unmanned MQ-4C Triton aircraft’s improved reliability could lead the Navy to buy fewer of the UAVs than the 68 it now has on order.

MQ-4C Triton Arrives at Pax

An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at NAS Pax River with 2 more expected in the next few weeks.

MQ-4C Tritons Coming to PAX

MQ-4C Triton UAS’s will fly cross-country to NAS Pax River this fall after completing testing in California.

Lockheed Again “Top” Contractor

Lockheed leads the “Defense News Top 100” list of the largest global defense firms with Boeing, BAE, Northrop and Raytheon rounding out the top 5.

DoD Defends Troubled F-35 Rollout

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F-35 complexities involve millions of lines of code, an integrated stealth design that includes advanced sensors, radars and electronic warfare capability.