June 27, 2022

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DoD Paring Down F-35’s Technical Issues

F-35

The Defense Department is slowly whittling down the number of F-35 technical problems with the fighter jet program’s most serious issues decreasing from 13 to seven during the past year.

Flying Cars Highlight Air Force Event

flying cars

Some 50 vendors of electric vertical take off and landing aircraft — including flying cars — will strut their stuff next week to potential buyers across the US military services and government at the Air Force’s April 27-May 1 Agility Prime program’s virtual event.

Zoom Only One Security Concern

Ransomware cyber

On the heels of FBI warnings about the Zoom teleconferencing tool, federal agencies are increasingly concerned about numerous vulnerabilities across as teleworking expands the surface for hacking and attacks.

VADM: Navy Needs to Bust the Rust on Its Ships

Bust the Rust

The US Navy needs to bust the rust. That’s the message from VADM Thomas Moore of the Naval Sea Systems Command. He says if the service plans to keep its destroyers on the water for decades, then it must get the corrosion under control.

Who’s Being Considered for the Next DefSec?

Who's Being Considered for the Next DefSec?

Speculation has begun on who will be the next defense secretary. Some names being floated? Mark Esper, Mike Pompeo, Tom Cotton, and Richard Spencer. Or maybe someone completely unexpected.

McCain Leadership Removed for ‘Preventable’ Collision

McCain

The fatal collision of the USS John S. McCain was “preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship’s training program,” according to Navy findings.

Thunderbirds, F-35 Headline Air Show in Fla.

Independence Day Closings

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show returned to the skies of south Florida after a few year’s absence due to sequestration budget cuts. On tap were the Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35 Lightning.

US Strikes Hit ISIS Leaders in Syria & Libya

MQ-9 Reaper

Crediting a Reaper drone with killing an ISIS executioner in Syria the Pentagon also confirms an airstrike likely took out a top ISIS official in Libya.