September 24, 2017

T-45 Training Grounded Indefinitely

T-45

The Navy has extended the grounding of all of its T-45 training jets indefinitely after a  group of instructor pilots refused to fly the aircraft. The service’s engineers need to figure out what’s causing a spike in dangerous physical symptoms in pilots brought on by a drop in oxygen in the cockpit.

Pokémon a No-Go on Govt.-Issued Phones

Pokemon Go

The Pentagon urges troops and other DoD personnel not to play Pokemon Go on their government-issued cellphones, but there is no ban on playing the location-based augmented reality game on Defense Department property.

F-35 Fleet Grounded

If the F-35B is going to fly at the UK airshows, then the four planes now at NAS Pax River probably need to take off by tomorrow morning.

Read the Joint Strike Fighter DOT&E Report for Yourself

F-35C rear

Lightning vulnerability, late software, high costs and lowered performance plague the aircraft.

T-45 Contract Moves

NAVAIR’s effort to maintain aging T-45 trainers takes the next step.

T-45 Tops Off With Biofuel

The Navy’s biofuel program has expanded with a successful T-45 flight.