April 26, 2019

Death-Defying F35 Maneuvers on Display

F-35

Long in coming, but now that it has arrived, the F35 fighter jet is winning over pilots and spectators with its death defying capabilities.

Tanks Emerge from Secret Norway Caves

Secret Norway Caves

The Marine Corps temporarily moved some of its M1A1 Abrams tanks holed up in secret caves in Norway to Finland to participate in an annual training exercise with Finland. The secret caves began as a Cold War era storage program designed to rapidly equip Marines for a fight with Russia.

Carver Is VX-23’s New CO

Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieves Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 after serving as the squadron’s chief test pilot since October 2014. Cmdr. Johannes Jolly assumed duties as VX-23’s chief test pilot.

Missile Defense Higher Priority

Missile defense develop is rising as a result of more aggressive posturing by North Korea, China and Russia.

Boehner May Delay Leadership Vote

Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner’s replacement will be voted on Thursday, but the vote for the No. 2 and No. 3 leadership slots may be delayed.

Marine & Navy Officer Fired Guns in Chattanooga

Jimi Lanham

A Navy officer and a Marine fired their sidearms attempting to subdue the gunman who killed five service members last week in Chattanooga, TN.

O’Malley Vetoes Wind Farm Delay Bill

Governor said the bill would send “a chilling message” to the clean-energy industry but Steny Hoyer and John Bohanan point to NAS Pax River impacts.

Morning Coffee: Defense Industry Faces Future Challenges

The 2013 Top-Performing Companies study suggests that the defense industry is prospering but a closer look reveals challenges in the years ahead.

Morning Coffee: X-47B Scheduled for Pax River Testing

X-47B UCAS taxi

Northrop’s X-47B UCAS is scheduled for shore-based testing conducted from NAS:Patuxent River in preparation for upcoming sea trials.

Morning Coffee: Lockheed Again Top Contractor

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Top 200 list includes 34 local companies who pulled in 23 percent of fiscal 2013 awarded federal contract funds.