June 20, 2018

MQ-4C Triton Officially Put Into Service

MQ-4C Triton

The MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime System high-altitude long-endurance UAV has been officially put into service with Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, Calif. VP-19 now has two Triton UAVs.

Japan’s Air Force Deploys First F-35

Japan's Air Force

The Japanese air force has deployed its first operational F-35 at Misawa Air Base.

F-35s Made for Modern Electronic Warfare

F-35

An analysis of the F-35 finds the joint strike fighter an excellent fit into the demands of modern electronic warfare.

Fort Meade Breaks Ground on Cyberspace Facility

A groundbreaking is scheduled today, Nov. 2, 2017, for a cyberspace facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan will give the keynote address.

F-35 Getting Closer to Combat Readiness

F-35C Combat Readiness

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is getting closer to full combat readiness, as pilots continue to test the jet in challenging environments.

Navy Urged to Revise Ship Delivery Policy

ship delivery policy

The Government Accountability Office is urging the US Navy to revise its ship delivery policy to keep defective and incomplete ships from entering the service branch’s operational fleet. Shipbuilders often deliver ships to the Navy with multiple defects.

Can NSA & CYBERCOM Divorce?

Hack the Air Force

Discussion of separating the NSA and Cyber Command includes severing the ‘dual-hat’ leadership. Questions remain about what CYBERCOM would look like as an independent organization.

Navy Continues Testing With Biofuels

Growler

In tests this month at NAS Patuxent River, the Navy went all out to experiment using 100 percent biofuels for its jets.

More Delays for USS Gerald R. Ford

USS Gerald R. Ford

The USS Gerald R. Ford, with its $13 billion price tag, is the most expensive warship in history. Already two years behind schedule, it faces more delays after the Pentagon’s top weapons tester concluded the ship is still not ready for combat.

US Readies For ‘Emerging Battlefield’ on Internet

Cyber Threats

On the Internet battlefield, who should the US fear most?