December 13, 2018

Runway Project Moves Pax Testing to Wallops for Summer

F-35's Gun Pod Trials Completed

A detachment from Naval Air Station Patuxent River will operate from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility this summer. The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force will conduct flight test operations at Wallops with two F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variants and two F-35C carrier variants from mid-June to mid-July while NAS Pax is implementing a runway intersection construction project.

McCain: Amp Up Defense Spending to Counter Threats

BRAC

Sen. John McCain says the US needs to spend much more on defense to counter rising threats worldwide.

Hagel Specifies New Offset Strategy

Robotics, autonomous systems, miniaturization, big data, and advanced manufacturing are identified as priority offset strategy technology areas.

F-35 Combat Ready by Mid-2015?

F-35B

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in November and could be combat ready by mid-2015.

Morning Coffee: DoD Contracts Continue Dive

DoD contracts fell 48 percent in February extending a drop that has awards near the lowest level in almost two years,

Is the New P-8A Sub Hunter Less Capable Than the Old P-3?

p-8a poseidon torpedo

The P-8A Poseidon has a smoother ride and better computers but no magnetic sensor.

Sabre Blows Off Steam at the Toilet Seat Open

wicomico shores golf course

Golf tournament named after a Congressional inquiry into the P-3 Orion’s $600 toilet seat.

Orions Get New Computers

PMA-290 brings new computers to venerable P-3 sub hunters.

Marine Sims Start Talking

Two simulator networking advances will change how Navy and Marine pilots train.

Morning Coffee 8-12-11

CV-22 Osprey

Moody’s highlights V-22 Osprey as program likely to see cuts.