June 24, 2019

Troubles for the F-35 Continue

Troubles for the F-35

The F-35 fighter jet continues to be marred by flaws and glitches.

Navy Seeks Software Captains – Now!

captain

You won’t be commanding a ship, the Navy wants to recruit the “scientific or technical” skills needed to wage cyber war and needs to bring in those software engineers at a captain’s grade. A six-figure salary, commensurate with civilian workers, is necessary to bring the skill needed into the military.

New Presidential Helicopter Fleet on Schedule

Presidential Helicopter Fleet

Sikorsky is four years into its $1.2 billion contract to replace the president’s helicopter fleet with its VH-92A in 2019.

With F-35s, USMC Could Dominate Naval Aviation

F-35B

With the US Marine Corps purchasing the bulk of the Navy’s planned fleet of 680 Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the USMC will likely form the dominant component of naval tactical aviation in the coming years.

Amazon Reveals UAV Delivery Strategy

delivery drone

Last month’s publishing of Amazon’s patent reveals how the company expects to deliver packages via drone.

‘Swarmbots’ Overtaking Unmanned Systems

Kilobot_robot_swarm

“Swarmbots” work like termites, and both the Navy and Marines are touted them as the next frontier of unmanned aircraft

DoD Can Save $1 Trillion in Efficiencies in 10 Years

In Washington: a Stimson Center report finds DoD savings, the Navy maintains it can make budget cuts without furloughs and a bill seeks more congressional notification of lethal or capture operations.

Video: X-47B “UFO” Launches from Pax Catapult

UCAS X-47B Cat Launch

Northrop Grumman releases video of an X-47B catapult shot at Pax River.

Is Stealth Aircraft’s Effectiveness Only Skin Deep?

F-35s in Flight

F-35 comes under increased scrutiny as adversaries’ radar becomes more sensitive and domestic defense spending cuts loom.

UCLASS Could Be Approved By Fall

Potential Boeing UCLASS

The Navy expects that its requirements for the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance strike program to be approved by early fall.