July 19, 2018

Aerial Refueling Tests Go Well at Pax

air-to-air refueling

Air-to-air refueling tests continue at NAS Patuxent River. Tests will authorize the Italian KC-767A to refuel the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, AV-8B Harrier, and EA-6B Prowlers.

NAVAIR Celebrates Excellence

NAVAIR

The annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony celebrated technical, business, and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering warfighting capabilities, and improving affordability.

International F-35 Buys a Program Breakthrough

F-35B JSF 200th flight

Recent F-35 commitments by Australia and Turkey and expected orders from South Korea and Singapore are seen by analysts as major upturn for the program.

Obama States that Military Sequestration Won’t Happen

Barack Obama

The Navy says it will begin planning for sequestration cuts as early as next month.

Morning Coffee: New Bill Aims to Stop Defense Cuts

capitol hill

House bill would reverse cuts scheduled to take place under sequestration.

Morning Coffee: The Billion-Dollar Seahawk Upgrade

NAVAIR awards Lockheed with $1 billion Seahawk helicopter update contract.

Drone Contest Cancelled

Navy closes contest for new VTUAV in favor of upgraded Fire Scout.

Shadow Packs a Punch

Marines sending UAVs to Afghanistan, armed with a classified bomb.

JSF Costs Rose 64%

F-35 price tag has expanded rapidly in the last decade.

Five Production F-35s Cut

Pentagon slices five F-35s from fifth production lot to pay for cost overruns in the fourth lot.