September 19, 2017

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

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A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.

DepDefSec Work Expected at UK Air Show

While the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is expected to dominate much of the news coming out of the upcoming Farnborough Air Show, the appearance of US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work is adding what Breaking Defense is calling “a boost in firepower for the air show.” Reports are that he will discuss his Third Offset Strategy in closed-door meetings while he is in the United Kingdom.

Ashton Carter Picked As Next DefSec

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Ashton Carter tabbed as the next DefSec but the choice will not be immediately announced because the vetting process is not complete.

Pentagon Pushes Work to Succeed Chuck Hagel

The Pentagon is making its preference known for the next Secretary of Defense.

Morning Coffee: F-35C Passes Tailhook Tests

The Navy’s F-35C, the most likely JSF variant to be cut, passed 36 roll-in arrestment tests in January at Lakehurst.