June 27, 2022

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Trump Says F-35 JSF Deal Cut by $600M

Troubles for the F-35

President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that Lockheed Martin has cut $600 million from the latest deal for 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.

Building a Consensus Strategy for STEM Programs

TPP board member JD Fassett sees NAS Patuxent River’s Georgia Tech Research Institute as a good fit in the STEM consortium including The Patuxent Partnership.

Russia on Cyber Attack Accusations: Where’s the Proof?

Indicted for Hacking

A Russian government official says the US should prove Russia meddled in US elections or shut up about it.

Philippines, Duterte ‘Separate’ From US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the US, declaring his country had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute.

Physicist, Inventor, Student: Rickard Achieves

Rickard

Kristina Rickard started college when she was just 15. Already a Great Mills High School student, Ms. Rickard began her higher education journey at the College of Southern Maryland through the dual enrollment program.

New Roles on Horizon for F-35

F35A

The US Air Force might deploy the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the Baltics for an air-policing role once the new stealth aircraft becomes operational later this year. The new fighter is to enter service with the Air Force with an interim software capability that offers limited combat capability.

Fuel Burn Cut Would Extend F-35 Flight Life

Promising testing of technology that would reduce fuel burn would lengthen the flying life of the Joint Strike Fighter.

NAVAIR Celebrates Excellence

NAVAIR

The annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony celebrated technical, business, and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering warfighting capabilities, and improving affordability.

Move to Put Drones at Wallops Gains New Support

MQ-4C Triton

The Accomack County, VA, joins lobbying efforts to locate the Navy still-under-development MQ-4C Triton drone program at the Wallops Flight Facility. Two other sites under consideration are in Jacksonville, FL, and Key West, FL.

End of Vietnam Arms Embargo Draws Mild Chinese Response

China’s response to the United States’ abandonment of its Vietnam arms embargo was muted, masking simmering regional tensions.