June 24, 2019

New F-35 Deal a ‘Historic Milestone’

New F-35 Deal a 'Historic Milestone'

The DoD-Lockheed Martin deal for hundreds of new F-35s will drive the cost per airplane below $80 million for the first time. It’s being called a “historic milestone.”

New FAA Rules for Recreational Drones

FAA Rules

Recreational drone users will face new FAA regulations that will go into effect this summer.

2nd Fleet Readies for Baltic Sea Exercise

2nd Fleet Readies for Baltic Sea Exercise

After the US Navy’s new 2nd Fleet stands up later this month, its commander will push the USS Mount Whitney command ship, along with dozens of other NATO vessels, into the Baltic Sea to direct a major exercise primarily to track and meet Russian maneuvers in the North Atlantic and the Arctic.

Navy Getting Out of Missile Defense

missile defense

The US Navy has long wanted out of the missile defense business. Plans for a space-based sensor layer could let that happen.

Federal Workers Face Trio of Workforce Reduction Orders

federal workers

Federal workers are not only facing anti-union sentiments in Congress and a presidential desire to make firings easier, three executive orders were signed this week designed to shrink the federal workforce through hiring freezes, attrition, reform plans and vacancies.

F-35B Debuts at Rugged Exercise Red Flag

Attack Aircraft

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Joint Strike Fighter is getting a workout — and a good report.

Obama: Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan

New realities lead to the president’s decision to leave a force in Afghanistan.