October 23, 2019

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GOP Budget & Defense Hawks Look to War Fund

DefSec Budget

Republicans seek full DoD funding by bulking up the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, but Pentagon officials and Democrats balk.

MQ-1 Predator Lost in NW Syria

US military personnel lost control of an MQ-1 Predator above northwest Syria; NATO sends six ships to maneuvers in the Black Sea.

Navy’s ISR Balancing Act

p-8a poseidon torpedo

The Navy is challenged by intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) options including the MQ-4C Triton, P-8 Poseidon and the planned UCLASS.

Navy UCLASS Plans Disrupted by Congress

Potential Boeing UCLASS

“Drones have disrupted the military’s usual way of doing things. And there’s a lot of pressure to get this program right.”

Morning Coffee: Super Hornet Production to Slow?

Boeing may slow the construction of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler to give Congress time to order additional aircraft.

House Approves Spending Bill

capitol hill winter

The House of Representatives passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill and it now moves to the Senate for its consideration.