March 24, 2018

Navy to Scrap Old for New Hornets


The Navy will scrap almost 140 older Hornets and accelerate the transition to newer Super Hornets, expecting to recoup more than $850 million across five years of maintenance savings.

Problems Aside, DoD Plans for More F-35s


Pentagon seeks to spend $10.7 billion more on F-35s in FY19, despite persistent problems. DoD plans to put 77 more joint strike fighters their FY19 budget plan, which is due out next week.

Unauthorized “Fire and Fury” Spreading Malware

Hackers are using unauthorized PDF versions of the controversial book “Fire and Fury” to spread malware.

Unpredictable Spending Costing DoD Vendors

DoD Vendors

Unpredictable Pentagon spending has DoD vendors leaving the marketplace. The defense industrial base is shrinking, research and development stagnant, meaning the weapons systems of tomorrow are not being developed today.

AH-1Z Undergoing Testing at Pax


The US Navy has successfully completed its first joint air-to-ground missile flight test on the AH-1Z helicopter at NAS Patuxent River.

F-35s Made for Modern Electronic Warfare


An analysis of the F-35 finds the joint strike fighter an excellent fit into the demands of modern electronic warfare.

Norquist to Give Update on DoD Audit

House Will Hear of DoD Audit's Progress

Department of Defense Comptroller David Norquist is scheduled to testify before the House Armed Services Committee this week to discuss the progress of the Pentagon’s audit.

SpaceX Launches Secret Govt. Satellite

SpaceX Launches Secret Govt. Satellite

SpaceX launched a secret US government satellite called Zuma on Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

F-35 Fleet Upkeep Becoming More Challenging

Upkeep of F-35 Fleet Becomes More Challenging

Upkeep of the F-35 JSF fleet will become more challenging as the Pentagon prepares for what the program’s manager has called a “tsunami” of new production.

What Would Happen If a Superstorm Hit DC?

Flood DC

Engineers and resource managers across the metro DC region weigh in with on-the-ground experience, decades of data, and well-established models. The forecast is bleak.