January 18, 2018

AH-1Z Undergoing Testing at Pax

AH-1Z

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

F-35

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.

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.

Iranian Drone Buzzes F/A-18 Preparing for Carrier Landing

F/A-18

An unarmed Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, despite repeated radio calls to stay clear. This was the 13th unsafe and unprofessional interaction between the US and Iranian maritime forces in 2017.

CH-53K Could Get Shorter Test Schedule

CH-53K King Stallion

NAVAIR is considering a shorter test schedule for its Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter program in an effort to save money.

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

The F-35 Joint Program Office team is reviewing the apparent hypoxia incidents that recently occurred with pilots at Luke Air Force Base. JPO experts say they will share whatever information they glean across the F-35 enterprise and with partner nations.