March 19, 2019

No Path to a 355-Ship Navy

355-ship navy

Not Congress, the Pentagon, nor President Donald Trump’s campaign promises can provide a path to a 355-ship Navy, more likely DoD will eat another round of sequester cuts.

Analyst Sees Drop in UK’s F-35 Order

F-35 JSF assembly line

Based on recent Royal Navy carrier decisions, the original 138 F-35s for the Navy and RAF combined, could drop to 100, suggests an aerospace analyst.

Who Will Take Hagel’s Job?

First Jack Reed, now Michèle Flournoy say they don’t wish to be considered for Secretary of Defense, leaving Deputy Defense Minister Bob Work and his predecessor, Ash Carter still in the running.