July 6, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

What’s the Hold-up With UAS?

“Unmanned aviation is a pie in need of a Solomonic cutting,” RADM Tim Heely said, introducing a panel of those claiming a legitimate share of the pie including the Federal Aviation Administration, a burgeoning marketplace, and the US military. The UAS technology is ahead of regulation and the market hasn’t yet decided how much unmanned autonomy it wants.

Reminder: UAS Safety Talk Is July 27

Safety

Join The Patuxent Partnership for a panel discussion on unmanned aircraft systems safety from 11 am to 12:30 pm July 27.

Trump Overrides Congress on Arms Sales

arms sales

Despite Congressional objections, the Trump administration cleared $8.1 billion in arms sales for Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates by invoking an emergency exemption.

‘Lightning Carrier’ Deployed to Pacific

'Lightning Carrier' Deployed to Pacific

Amphibious assault ship USS America is on its way to the Pacific. The US Navy says the security situation in the region demands that it shifts its most capable ships into the area.

Navy Unveils Flame-Resistant Uniforms

Navy officials are celebrating what they hope is the latest line of practical, comfortable, and flame-retardant shipboard clothing.

Volunteers Needed at AUVSI SUAS Competition

Volunteers Needed at AUVSI SUAS Competition

There is an opportunity to help out at the annual AUVSI Student Competition, and The Patuxent Partnership is helping to spread the word in hopes of recruiting some volunteers for the Wednesday, June 13, through Saturday, June 16, 2018, event at NAVAIR Webster Field.

For 1st Time, F-35 Pilots Train at Japan Air Base

F-35 Pilots

Marine Corps F-35B Lighting II stealth fighters are training alongside Japanese F-35As for the first time at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. US and Japanese airmen welcomed the first operational JASDF F-35A to Misawa earlier this year.

F-35 Flies Final SDD-Phase Test at Pax

F-35

Three F-35 Lightning IIs have completed the most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history, Lockheed Martin officials said last week.

Senate Compromise Ends Gov’t. Shutdown

Defense Budget

A bipartisan group of negotiators in the Senate prevailed with leadership, trading Democratic support for ending the nearly 60-hour federal government shutdown, for a commitment by Republicans to hold a vote resolving the status of young undocumented immigrants next month.

Students Train to Use Quadcopters

Quadcopters

Early in December, more than 75 Southern Maryland students, mentors, coaches, and parents gathered at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to learn about a new quadcopter program, initiated by The Patuxent Partnership, for local high school students.