June 20, 2019

Navy Continues Testing With Biofuels

Growler

In tests this month at NAS Patuxent River, the Navy went all out to experiment using 100 percent biofuels for its jets.

Outgoing NavSec Supports Another BRAC

Increasing national defense costs on all fronts: pricing, sophistication of systems, rising non-traditional threats, and growing retiree expenses drives outgoing NavSec Mabus’ support for another BRAC, acknowledging the impact on the Navy and Marine Corps would be less severe than on the Army or Air Force.

Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.

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.

War on ISIS Boosts Defense Industry

The ISIS conflict is already benefiting the defense industry, specifically the makers of munitions and unmanned aircraft.

Blue Angels Return to Maryland Skies

blue angels

The elite acrobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show on Wednesday and for Friday’s Naval Academy commencement.

Construction Funds to Pax in ’15 Appropriations

Maryland-based military construction projects including the Atlantic Test Range at NAS Patuxent River receive funding.

Morning Coffee: DoD Contracting Down in March

Contracts fall 11 percent as the Pentagon continues to respond to sequestration cuts and the Afghanistan pullout.

Morning Coffee: Bad Landing Sends Global Hawk to PAX

A remotely piloted Global Hawk out of Edwards AFB crashed in 2009 and now leaves storage to serve in MQ-4C Triton development and maintenance training at NAS:Pax.

Morning Coffee: Congress Should Shutter Some Bases

DOD says some bases are no longer needed as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conclude but lawmakers want to protect jobs in their districts.