October 23, 2017

Multi-domain Warfare: Name of the Game

Aerial combat is now truly 3-D, as multi-domain warfare adds new dimensions.

Wind Farm Debate Continues

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County Wind Farm debate continues after a 2-2 vote allows the project to move forward, but not necessarily to a final vote.

DoD Objects to Wind Farm

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County wind farm project now faces formal Pentagon opposition based on possible NAS Pax River radar interference.

X-47B UCAS Completes Testing

The Navy’s X-47B UCAS completed its final test aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and returned to its home base at NAS Pax River after eight days at sea.

X-47B UCAS Flies With F/A-18E

x-47b UCAS-D on USS Truman

In a historic first, an unmanned X-47B UCAS both took off and landed alongside a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet.

DoD Contracting Competition Analysis

DoD contracts awarded without competition rose from 39 percent in 2009 to 42 percent in 2012 and in 2013 the contracting non-compete rate rose again.

Morning Coffee: X-47B Scheduled for Pax River Testing

X-47B UCAS taxi

Northrop’s X-47B UCAS is scheduled for shore-based testing conducted from NAS:Patuxent River in preparation for upcoming sea trials.

Morning Coffee: DOD Budget Cuts Vs. Capability

aircraft carrier

How the Navy can find a balance between developing effective future capabilities while absorbing ongoing budget cuts.

Americans Rank Military Top Contributor to Society’s Well-being

The Atlas robot reports in to Robotics Challenge, Pax team designed safer flight deck uniforms, international cyber discussions expand but legislatively US cybersecurity looks to weaken.

HASC Begin Mark-ups, Says No to UCAS Fund Transfers

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

House Armed Services Committee budget mark-ups reject base closures despite think tanks’ advice. DoD budget shortfalls cannot be covered from UCAS funds.