April 19, 2019

Brown Named Vice Chair of House Armed Services

US Rep. Anthony Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor who now represents the state’s 4th congressional district, has been named vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Pentagon Creates New Joint AI Office

Pentagon Creates New Joint AI Office

A new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center at the Pentagon will have oversight over almost all service and defense agency AI efforts.

Global Fleet of F-35 Jets Grows

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

First Loss of F-35B for Marine Corps

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An F-35B that erupted into flames caused by a faulty bracket nearly two years ago has been struck by the Marine Corps, making it the first loss of an F-35 for the corps. The corps made the determination that the costs to repair the fighter would not be worth the return on investment.

F-35s, F-16s Boost Foreign Military Sales

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The US is expected to deliver $61.4 billion in foreign military sales by the end of the fiscal year, compared to $41.9 billion last year. Some of the big ticket pending sales include 34 F-35s to Belgium for $6.5 billion, 14 F-16s to Slovakia at a cost of $2.9 billion, and six C-130 aircraft to Germany at a cost of $1.4 billion.

US to Stop War Games With So. Korea

War Games on Hold After Korean Summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement Tuesday agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. And the military exercises on the peninsula have been put on hold.

Leaders Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Summit

Summit

President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes.