September 22, 2017

Navy Admiral Winter to Lead F-35 Program

RADM Mat Winter

RADM Mat Winter has been nominated to lead the Department of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program office.

DefSec Wants Review Comparing F-35 & Hornet

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Defense Secretary James Mattis is calling forĀ a review that compares the F-35C and F/A-18E/F operational capabilities and assesses the extent that F/A-18E/F improvements (an advanced Super Hornet) can be made in order to provide “competitive, cost effective, fighter aircraft alternative.”

New Ops Center for Atlantic Test Ranges

NAWCAD

Construction has begun of a new operations center for the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Atlantic Test Ranges has begun. slated for completion in 2017. The project will boost the ATR’s ability to support simultaneous test operations for future and current naval aviation programs, including unmanned systems and virtual, live, and constructive battlespace environments.

Dunaway Spreads the Word: Open Architecture

VADM Dunaway makes no secret about NAVAIR’s goal of bringing more work in-house and using open architecture.

House Partisanship Draws Government Closer to Shut-down

Partisanship drags US toward closure while one Democrat and two Republican governors ally to strengthen their chances for an FAA drone designation..

US & China Talk Military-to-Military

Public discussions between US and China defense secretaries mostly cordial but tensions showed during cyber questioning from the press.