June 19, 2019

JSF Cited for ‘Lack of Maturity’

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter sunset

The high-tech helmet isn’t ready, and the F-35B is developing cracks, according to the DOT&E report.

Unmanned Strike Drone Begins Testing on USS Truman

X-47B on the USS Truman

The Navy begins testing how the X-47B UCAS-D will integrate with aircraft carriers.

Maryland to Lose $2.5 Billion to Sequestration?

dollar cut

Officials are estimating the impact of sequestration’s mandatory cuts on the state.

Virginia Beach F/A-18 Crash Due to Dual Engine Failure

f-18 hornet afterburner

The right engine stalled, and the left afterburner failed to ignite.

Lockheed, Machinists Agree to Mediation

F-35 JSF assembly line

Machinists at the Joint Strike Fighter plant and at Pax River have been on strike for two months.

House Defeats Attempts to Kill F-35B, MV-22

MV-22 Osprey

Vote was one of hundreds of amendments vying to ride on the defense authorization bill.

Morning Coffee: House Moves to Boost Defense, Stop Auto-Cuts

capitol hill

Bills coming from the House’s defense appropriations and budget committees would protect military budgets.

Morning Coffee: No Mechanical Failure in V-22 Crash?

v-22 osprey landing

V-22 fleet is not grounded, suggesting the crash was not caused by a mechanical issue.

Morning Coffee: Crash Unlikely to Hurt Osprey Program

Osprey

Marines have too much love for the tiltrotor aircraft.

Morning Coffee: V-22 Crashes in Morocco, Kills Two

MV-22 Osprey

The incident happened during a training exercise. The aircraft was part of VMM-261.