March 2, 2024

Retrofit Ordered for F-35 Fleet Worldwide

Retrofit

The F-35 Joint Program Office has ordered that all F-35 jets should be retrofitted with a fix intended to solve a potential engine vibration problem. This includes a global retrofit, not just for US aircraft.

Sea-Air-Space Expo to Feature NAVAIR Speakers

Naval Air Systems Command will be well-represented at the annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor in early April.

Navy Pilots Use Newest PLM to Safely Land Jets in Challenging Situations

PLM

Thanks to the US Navy’s latest version of the Precision Landing Mode (PLM), landing in extremely challenging situations is now much safer and easier for pilots.

VADM Chebi New NAVAIR Commander

Chebi

VADM Carl P. Chebi relieved VADM Dean Peters as commander of the Naval Air Systems Command during a ceremony last week at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

Navy Takes Delivery of 1st TH-73A

TH-73A

The first operational TH-73A helicopter was presented to the US Navy last week at a ceremony in Philadelphia.

Cyber Experts: What Biden Should Prioritize

Cybersecurity

Experts making up the Cybersecurity 202 Network have cited some ideas for what President Joe Biden should prioritize in his first 100 days in office, including finishing appointments to his cybersecurity team and directing more resources to Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

New Shipboard Air Traffic Radar Contract Awarded

shipboard air traffic radar

The US Navy awarded a $25 million contract to Saab last month for two AN/SPN-50(V)1 Shipboard Air Traffic Radars and one installation and checkout kit, the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River announced.

RADM Gordon Peters New Boss at NAVAIR

RADM Gordon Peters will be the new boss of Naval Air Systems Command. He replaces VADM Paul Grosklags as the top officer at NAVAIR. Also at NAVAIR, RADM Brian Corey will replace RADM Mark Darrah as the program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons.

Big Buyouts Eyed for DoD Civilian Workers

Pentagon Jobs

Civilian defense workers could be looking at a new $40,000 buyout program set up by the Pentagon. It’s likely be a hit at DoD as the Pentagon moves to cut headquarters staff.

What’s Ahead for Cybersecurity?

What's Ahead for Cybersecurity?

Trump likely to push for increased cybersecurity in government, and also increased digital surveillance and encryption workarounds: Not so much on cybersecurity regulations for businesses.