July 17, 2019

Lt. Gen. Fick Takes Lead of F-35 Program

Fick

Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric Fick assumed the watch from VADM Mat Winter as the program executive officer for the F-35 program in a ceremony last week in Washington, DC.

House Committee Passes $733B Defense Budget

Defense Policy Bill

The House Armed Services Committee passed a $733 billion defense policy bill.

US Presence in Persian Gulf Sends Message

US Presence in Persian Gulf

US Central Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie says the threat from Iran that prompted the deployment of reinforcements to the Persian Gulf region has not diminished. But the USS Abraham Lincoln’s presence has made an important difference.

House Wants Turkey to Cancel Missile Purchase

Turkey

Steny Hoyer has joined other members of Congress to introduce legislation that calls on the government of Turkey to cancel its planned acquisition of the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia.

Navy Plans for Unmanned ‘Ghost Fleet’

unmanned fleet

Navy plans for a “ghost fleet” of 10 large unmanned vessels able to operate without humans aboard and estimated at $2.7 billion over the next five years.