July 18, 2019

Lives Depend on Sailors Ready to Fight

ready to fight

If the Navy’s going to win the next war against a great or rising power, America’s chief petty officers must prepare deck-plate sailors to be ready to fight. Message from ADM John Richardson: Prepare yourselves and your sailors now because all of your lives depend on it.

US Faces Cyber Threats on Many Fronts

cyber threats

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats issues warnings about cyber threats to US national security. Digital attempts to undermine America are occurring daily, not just at election time from Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and criminal networks and individual hackers.

Pentagon Creates New Joint AI Office

Pentagon Creates New Joint AI Office

A new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center at the Pentagon will have oversight over almost all service and defense agency AI efforts.

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.

The F-35 Stealth Fighter’s Worst Enemy

What is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s biggest threat? Some analysts believe it’s the fifth-generation Russian PAK FA stealth fighter, and that country has built six prototypes of the jet.

Aircraft Return As Pax Runway Reopens

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Payuxent River might notice a return of US Navy fixed-wing aircraft over Southern Maryland starting today, due to the re-opening of Runway 06/24. Both Runway 06/24 and Runway 14/32 at the base have been closed for needed repairs. The re-opening will allow the station to resume flights of fixed-wing aircraft that require the runway to take-off and land.

Navy Leads with Communication & Drone Technology

The successful launch of the Navy’s fifth MUOS satellite completes the military’s future communication network and low cost ONR drone technology will hold an “airshow” next month.

PEO(U&W) Participates in Navy Exercises

Valiant Shield Harpoon

The unmanned and strike weapons program, headquartered at Pax River, assisted with Valiant Shield and RIMPAC this summer.

Pax River’s Fuels Team Powers RIMPAC Exercise

RIMPAC biofuel

NAVAIR’s fuels team is helping the Navy move closer to its goal of deploying a “fleet of ships powered by biofuels.”