October 20, 2018

‘Space Corps’ Debated as 6th Military Branch

space corps

DoD brass questions the wisdom of a Space Corps separate from the Air Force as House and Senate committees consider a 6th military branch among multiple options in the debate of how to address the national defense of space.

What Does Future Hold for Next Joint Fighter?

F-35B Joint Strike Fighter sunset

F-35 chief says the Pentagon should think hard before making another joint fighter.

X-47B First Aerial Refueling at PAX

First aerial refueling of the X-47B, the Navy’s carrier-launched unmanned aircraft, slated for NAS Patuxent River.

Navy to Update Maritime Strategy

H-53E Sea Dragon

The Navy will release a new version of their global maritime strategy document to face new factors including China’s navy, cybersecurity and budget cuts.

Navy Targets ISIS in Syria

Two Navy aircraft carriers launched 47 Tomahawk missiles and Navy fighters were also involved in the strike on ISIS along with other US aircraft.

Mikulski Optimistic on Avoiding Shutdown

Senator Mikulski believes that Congress can pass a stopgap spending measure by this weekend and avoid an October 1 government shutdown.

Wind Farm “Jeopardizes” NAS Pax River

Any economic benefits derived from the wind farm project will be overshadowed by the damage the facility could inflict including jeopardizing NAS Pax River.

UCLASS RFP Delayed Again

UCLASS

The final RFP for the Navy’s planned UCLASS aircraft was delayed pending an autumn review of their information, surveillance and reconnaissance portfolio.

X-47B UCAS Completes Testing

The Navy’s X-47B UCAS completed its final test aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and returned to its home base at NAS Pax River after eight days at sea.

Broitman Resigns Key DoD Contracting Post

Ms. Broitman’s position serves as a principal, and vital, contact between the DoD and defense contracting industry leaders.