September 22, 2017

VADM Sawyer to Lead 7th Fleet

Sawyer

VADM Phillip G. Sawyer, the new leader of the Navy’s troubled 7th Fleet, has arrived in Japan, replacing Joseph Aucoin, who was relieved last week after a second fatal collision involving one of his ships claimed the lives of 10 sailors.

F-35 on the International Stage

F-35 on the International Stage

The US Air Force F-35 JSF is on its way to the Paris Air Show and the international stage. The show will be the jet’s first opportunity for international audiences to witness its aerodynamic capabilities.

McCain Decries Lack of Cyber Strategy

John McCain

Arizona Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is running out of patience when it comes to the US formulating what he considers an effective cyber strategy.

The Year Ahead for Military UAVs

UAVs

The US and the West are not alone when it comes to fielding advanced unmanned aerial vehicles. Its likely in 2017 western militaries will invest in complex UAVs; smaller countries will seek a basic level of drone capability.

Sequestration Taking Its Toll on Readiness

sequestration taking its toll on readiness

President Obama says the “reckless budget cuts of sequestration” have hurt military readiness. Also at issue is that sequestration takes a toll on Marine aviators’ safety.

Trump Promises to End Sequestration

Donald Trump federal contractors

Now President-elect Trump has to figure out how to make that happen.

Marines Want a Few Good Cyber Specialists

Marines Want a Few Good Cyber Specialists

President-elect Donald Trump thinks the Marines need more good men. Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says the USMC needs cyber specialists, electronic warfare troops, intelligence analysts, and engineers.

What’s Next for Federal Contractors?

Donald Trump federal contractors

As the clock ticks down to the end of the Obama era federal contractors are wondering what’s next?

What High-Tech Helmet Brings to Fleet

F-35

The advancements featured in the F-35’s Generation III helmet also have been undergoing testing while the F-35 Lightning II is in its shipboard phase on the USS America. The helmet’s ground-breaking technology equips the pilot with mission-critical information on the helmet’s visor, among other features.

F-35 JSF Has Friends in High Places

F-35

The chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and 70 House members are calling for an agreement with the Senate to pay for 11 new F-35s, while at the same time adding $100 million to help the Air Force fund advance procurement for 2018.