April 2, 2020

CIO Says Navy IT Networks “Leaking” to Adversaries

Navy IT Networks

The Navy is losing “information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”

Dewey Receives Navy’s New Drone-Fighting Laser Weapon

laser weapon system

The Navy announced that the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Dewey has a new laser weapon onboard, ODIN — Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy. The system was installed last year, but kept under wraps until last week.

Navy Orders 6 More Presidential Helicopters

Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky receives a contract to deliver six new VH-92A presidential helicopters.

Parallels to ’09 Crash of 737Max Predecessor Found

737

A review of the recent crashes to a 2009 crash of the predecessor to Boeing’s 737 Max finds parallels are striking, and also finds design issues and safety assessments noted in a review of the 2009 crash were downplayed or eliminated from the final report.

With NAVAIR Help, CH-53K Engine Problems Fixed

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

With the help of engineers from the Naval Air Systems Command, Sikorsky has solved its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter’s gas re-ingestion problem.

1st Guard Unit Receives Delivery of F-35s

Guard Unit F-35s

The Vermont Air National Guard took delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 jets. It is the first Guard unit to receive the aircraft.

Nation Observes 18th Anniversary of 9/11

9/11

The 18th anniversary at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continues the traditions of six moments of silence to commemorate the strikes and falling of the South and North towers, the strike into the Pentagon, and the crash at Shanksville, PA, during the reading of the names of the victims.

Dorian Threatens East Coast Bases

Dorian

Hurricane Dorian continues up the East Coast as Navy and Air Force bases pull their resources inland and batten down in preparation.

SPACECOM Standup Aug. 29

space force

Upon its standup, SPACECOM head Gen. Jay Raymond will inherit 87 units, covering missile warning, satellite operations, space control and space support — and pull about 642 personnel from US Strategic Command.

Esper Targets Area No Longer Under Treaty

Esper

A day after the US pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, DefSec Mark Esper said he wants to deploy a ground-based missile able to travel into the previously prohibited range, “sooner rather than later.”