July 23, 2018

F-35B Forced to Land, Leaking Fuel

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An F-35B was forced to land after the fuel light attached to its 14,000-gallon fuel tank came on. The jet was reported leaking fuel when it landed and that the engine ran out of fuel before the aircraft came to a stop.

Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks Paid Prioritization at AT&T

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With the approaching net neutrality repeal, AT&T is readying prioritization plans, which the company says are based upon life and safety imperatives and not fast versus slow lanes of internet service for customers. Proponents of net neutrality fear its repeal will hinder equal access to the internet.

DefSec Wants Review Comparing F-35 & Hornet

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Defense Secretary James Mattis is calling forĀ a review that compares the F-35C and F/A-18E/F operational capabilities and assesses the extent that F/A-18E/F improvements (an advanced Super Hornet) can be made in order to provide “competitive, cost effective, fighter aircraft alternative.”

Super Hornet Is No F-35, CNO Richardson Says

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Responding to President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion the F/A-18 Super Hornet could compete with the F-35, Chief of Naval Operations says F-35 is “on a completely different level.”

Semper Fi, But Not With A Smart Phone

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Smart phone technology is great, but not when you’re hiding from the enemy on a battlefield.

Carter Remakes Silicon Valley Liaison Team

DefSec Carter shakes up DoD Silicon Valley tech office with a new organizational chart and casting change.

Warplanes Lead Navy & Marine Wish Lists

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A couple more F-35s and 14 more Super Hornets are on the Navy’s unfunded priority list.

Stealth: Not a Single Technology

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Stealth is not a single technology, but a group of aligned disciplines.

F/A-18E/F Begins Integrating Payload @ Pax

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The T&E team at Pax prepares to integrate Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet; airworthiness flights start next month.

Morning Coffee: Blue Angels Open 20+ Billets

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The Blue Angels remain a revered public face of naval aviation, which alone among the services continues the F-35 cost debate even as developing future air warfare strategies.