July 21, 2019

US Expected to Have Large Presence at Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show

The US is expected to have the largest international presence at the Paris Air Show that kicked off Monday. More than 2,400 companies from 49 countries will be exhibiting at the show.

White House Objects to 2nd LCS in 2019

LCS littoral combat ships

As the Senate takes up the 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill, the White House has made clear it does not approve of a provision that calls for two littoral combat ships in 2019, one more than the Navy asked for in its budget.

Global Fleet of F-35 Jets Grows

F-35 jets

F-35 jets are already in 12 nations, are set to dominate the Western fighter market for decades to come.

DoD Steps Up Efforts to Retain Technical Edge

cyber threats

The Pentagon is stepping up new efforts to rapidly integrate more commercial technology in DoD areas such as data infrastructure and management, cybersecurity, and machine learning. Deputy DefSec Patrick Shanahan says retaining a technical edge is paramount.

Budget Caps Good for Spending Discipline

Not all bad, experts say: statutory budget caps keep the brake on defense spending.

Semper Fi, But Not With A Smart Phone

Cellphone

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

Are Radar Advances Gaining on Stealth Shields?

Advances in radar technology may be chipping away at stealth’s low visibility.

Pilot Dies in Blue Angels Crash in Tennessee

blue angels

A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, TN, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance,

DoD Chiefs to Post-Election Successors: Stick to Priorities

Pentagon

Pentagon leaders will urge their successors to focus on cyber, space, nuclear deterrent and electronic warfare, regardless of who wins the presidency.

F-35 Called Significant Deterrence Tool

F-35s Available for Flight

The F-35 has important symbolic value as a conflict deterrent along with its advanced warfighting capabilities.